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May 2017 Planting/Sowing tips and The Two Berm system for trees and shrubs

Hi Folks,I just posted on my external blog the suggestions for sowing/planting in May and few more tips.Catherine…Continue

Started Apr 17

March 2017 Planting Guide
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Hi Folks,I just posted on my external blog the March planting information (what you can plant in the low desert in March), gardening tips and information.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Catherine, The Herb Lady Feb 19.

January Planting Tips

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

Started Dec 16, 2016

December Gardening Tips - Sowing, Planting and a Recipe

Hi Folks,I just posted my monthly planting tips.For the full post click…Continue

Started Nov 18, 2016

 

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Liz & Dan replied to Catherine, The Herb Lady's discussion May Planting Tips
"Thanks Catherine!  I always appreciate your posts :)"
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May 2017 Planting/Sowing tips and The Two Berm system for trees and shrubs

Hi Folks,I just posted on my external blog the suggestions for sowing/planting in May and few more tips.CatherineMay Planting/SowingSee More
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March 2017 Planting Guide

Hi Folks,I just posted on my external blog the March planting information (what you can plant in the low desert in March), gardening tips and information.March Planting Tips from Catherine, The Herb LadySee More
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Catherine, The Herb Lady replied to Catherine, The Herb Lady's discussion March 2017 Planting Guide
"You are welcome Liz."
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Liz & Dan replied to Catherine, The Herb Lady's discussion March 2017 Planting Guide
"Thanks for posting this Catherine! Liz"
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March 2017 Planting Guide

Hi Folks,I just posted on my external blog the March planting information (what you can plant in the low desert in March), gardening tips and information.March Planting Tips from Catherine, The Herb LadySee More
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January Planting Tips

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
Dec 16, 2016
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November Planting Tips

Hi Folks,I did a lengthy blog post on November Planting, plus 2 soup recipes to use end of summer / fall herbs greens and more.November Planting + Soup!See More
Oct 18, 2016
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Sep 16, 2016
Catherine, The Herb Lady replied to Catherine, The Herb Lady's discussion My New 2017 Month-By-Month Gardening Calendar is Out!
"Hi Folks, There are now 3 versions of my 2017 Calendar. Spiral Bound 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…"
Sep 16, 2016
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Glendale Residents: City of Glendale accepting applications and bids for a community farm or garden.

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
Sep 8, 2016
Catherine, The Herb Lady replied to Catherine, The Herb Lady's discussion The Caper Caper Mystery - SOLVED!
"You are welcome, Paul.  Good luck."
Sep 6, 2016
Paul C Lister replied to Catherine, The Herb Lady's discussion The Caper Caper Mystery - SOLVED!
"Thank you heading there tomorrow Wednesday the 7th of Sept"
Sep 6, 2016
Catherine, The Herb Lady replied to Catherine, The Herb Lady's discussion The Caper Caper Mystery - SOLVED!
"Hi Paul, Suzanne said Summerwinds may still have some for sale.  Check the locations nearest you.  Next spring (April) there will be more for sale."
Sep 6, 2016
Paul C Lister replied to Catherine, The Herb Lady's discussion The Caper Caper Mystery - SOLVED!
"Would be willing to pay for some starts if anyone has them this upcoming weekend?"
Sep 5, 2016
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Foxfire - 50 Years Later

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
Aug 27, 2016

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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.

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At 1:12pm on December 6, 2014, Cricket said…
Catherine,
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!
At 2:28pm on July 9, 2014, Tootsaz said…

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!

At 10:10pm on March 29, 2014, De Ann said…

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.

At 6:54pm on March 21, 2013, Phillip Stradling said…

Thank you Catherine,

 Do you know anything about boysenberries.  I planted one last spring in the dormant stage. This spring it spouted out all over the place.  Am I supposed to trim it this first year?        Phil

At 11:47pm on January 16, 2013, Kim said…
I notice you have had success with alpine strawberries . I have sadly killed my share but adore them. Could you tell me where you got yours where you planted and when you planted.
Thanks
At 9:36am on January 1, 2013, Christie Carroll said…

To be clear, we do have one 50lb pack available for March 1. We also have 50lb packs, 1/4 and 1/2 cows available for July 1.

At 9:36am on December 7, 2012, Tina Sowseed said…

Thanks Catherine,

I have been on this site since the summer and am just now getting a chance to explore! 

I just love everyones stuff! 

At 8:35pm on December 4, 2012, Dara said…

Hi Catherine,

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: 

http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/tales-from-the-green-valley/

Dara

At 10:45am on October 1, 2012, Gail LaTour said…
At 12:22pm on September 28, 2012, Gail LaTour said…

Catherine this is the registration form, let me know if it goes through.

 

Food%20day%20Letter%20and%20Registration%20Form.pdf

 
 
 

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