Hi Folks,Time for my monthly planting information for the coming month.JANUARY PLANTING: My Personal New Year's Tradition is to Plant Potatoes! That get's my "spring" gardening going and kind of…Continue
Hi Folks,Time for my monthly planting information for the coming month.JANUARY PLANTING: My Personal New Year's Tradition is to Plant Potatoes! That get's my "spring" gardening going and kind of closes out the major festivities. So on New Year's Day I get them in, covered with mulch and give them a sprinkle of water. I always step back and smile at the mound of leaf mulch I know hides the start of my potato patch. SEED Selection: Where possible choose short maturity (75 days or less) for…See More
There are now 3 versions of my 2017 Calendar.
PDF- readable on any device which has Adobe Reader on
And a "book" stapled form that can be used at your desk or punched and hung on the wall. An added bonus is…"
Hi Folks,I received this email and thought I would post for anyone who might be interested.CatherineNOTICE OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS The City of Glendale has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) 17-04 Urban Farming and Community Garden Land Lease The complete solicitation document can be downloaded from the City of Glendale internet page at: http://www.glendaleaz.com/purchasing/ select “Bid Opportunities” from quick links. SOLICITATION NUMBER: …See More
Hi Folks,I received a newsletter on "Saving Southern Traditions" and the subject was the venerable Foxfire writings.I came to Foxfire late in what I now know as my journey to sustainability. Many of you may be very familiar with this incredible work which spanned 12 volumes of work on everything from growing food and preserving to making soap."In 1966, a young high school teacher in Rabun County, Georgia, scrapped the standard English curriculum and encouraged his students to get outside the…See More
"Hi Charles. Tepary beans are in a class of their own, however you can certainly try them right now.
This bean is native to this area and is part of a traditional Monsoon garden of Native Americans. Typically planted with the first…"
"Catherine, thank you so much again for posting your tips, they are always very much appreciated!
Bean question: You list "bush and pole beans" by first week of September at the latest.
Where do Tepary beans fit into this?…"
I write and teach about edible landscaping in the desert with a strong focus on culinary herbs and edible flowers. I have over 30 years of trowel & error in the garden with edible landscaping. I have written several books and booklets on gardening and using the bounty of the desert edible garden.
I'm always blessed by the things you share on this forum. We would definitely miss out on so much if you weren't here. It such a pleasure to meet you yesterday at the market. Thanks for the message. I think the VPA will certainly try to be a presence at the Mesa Market when volunteers are able to staff it. I loved meeting everyone there. I think Bill and Roger will be able to come most often since they live in the area. God Bless and Merry Christmas!
Thank you, Catherine for your sweet compliments! :) I sure enjoy and process all of your advice, help, guidance. You cannot know how grateful I am to all the very seasoned gardeners that help all of us newbies and jr gardeners!
Catherine, I did a search on ginger and your post surfaced from over a year ago. You mentioned that you were going to move your ginger to a shadier spot to try to achieve larger rhizomes. I was wondering how that turned out for you. I am contemplating planting ginger on a north facing wall that only gets sun in the dead of winter.
I was perusing the forums and noticed several of your threads about the multiple BBC series' about farming - War Time, Edwardian and Victorian. My husband and I love those series! I thought I'd mention one more that I'm not sure you've found called Tales from the Green Valley which is based in the late Tudor period. It precedes all the others and led to their creation. Here's the link: