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Local Source for Worm Castings?
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Hey Everyone,Is anyone locally producing/selling worm castings? I'm about to buy a 30lb bag of Unco castings from Amazon, but thought I'd scout local sources this time around.Just got my autumn seeds…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Charles Lucking Aug 12, 2016.

Cold-Hardy Mangos?

It's been 2 years now since Tim Thompson introduced his cold-hardy mango varieties to the AZRFG group, and the three that I ordered from him last summer will be delivered in a month or two, so I'd…Continue

Tags: fruit, tropical, hardy, cold, mango

Started Jan 14, 2016

2012/13 VPA Fruit Tree Sale: Meyer Lemon Problem
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Hey Folks, I got a half-dozen citrus during the 2012 VPA fruit-tree sale, one of which was an Improved Meyer Lemon.  It sprouted fruit for the first time this spring, they're a bit bigger than…Continue

Tags: Eureka, meyer, lemon, citrus

Started this discussion. Last reply by Powell Gammill Jun 6, 2015.

AZ source for shiranui/dekopon/sumo citrus?
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I've seen this citrus for sale at nurseries in other states, but all say they aren't allowed to ship to Arizona.  Any ideas if this citrus is available here?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Brewer Feb 19, 2015.

 

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Charles Lucking replied to Catherine, The Herb Lady's discussion September Planting Tips 2016 - Using "Collars" and "Hats"
"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?…"
Aug 25, 2016
Charles Lucking commented on Ivette's blog post None GMO organic seeds
"Ivette, not sure why in 3 months no one has replied to your question, but for many of us here in the valley, a *great* local-ish source of seeds in Tucson's "Native Seed Search".  Check them out, I think you'll love what you…"
Aug 19, 2016
Charles Lucking replied to Charles Lucking's discussion Local Source for Worm Castings?
"Thanks Bruce, I'm really looking for locally-sourced castings.  Shamus sells the WormGold Plus, which I think I can actually get cheaper from Summer winds, and as far as that goes I prefer the Unco Industries castings.  WormGold Plus…"
Aug 12, 2016
Bruce Kauspedas replied to Charles Lucking's discussion Local Source for Worm Castings?
"If you are close to Glendale you could contact Shamus he should have some. http://phoenixfruittrees.com/contact-shamus/"
Aug 12, 2016
Justin P Chan replied to Charles Lucking's discussion Local Source for Worm Castings?
"I've gotten some really great stuff from canyonland worms in  the past but the website looks to be down."
Aug 11, 2016
Charles Lucking posted a discussion

Local Source for Worm Castings?

Hey Everyone,Is anyone locally producing/selling worm castings? I'm about to buy a 30lb bag of Unco castings from Amazon, but thought I'd scout local sources this time around.Just got my autumn seeds in the mail. I'm really excited about the carrots - Purple Haze, Purple Sun, Purple Dragon, Scarlet Nantes and Atomic Red. See More
Aug 11, 2016
Charles Lucking replied to David Rewinkel's discussion Raised beds on flood irrigated lot (good? bad?)
"Metal beds in Phoenix - seems to me that these would just bake the soil and anything living in it.  One of the nice things about wood is that it insulates fairly well.  They're nice looking, but I'm not sure they'd work in…"
Aug 5, 2016
Charles Lucking replied to David Rewinkel's discussion Raised beds on flood irrigated lot (good? bad?)
"Hey David, just saw this post a few months after you wrote it.  I faced this in 2012 when my wife and I moved into our first house on a 2/3 acre irrigated lot.  I wanted to do backyard orchard and big vegetable gardens (5 total, three…"
Aug 1, 2016
FrozenJoe replied to Charles Lucking's discussion China Honey/Nixon Peace Fig
"Looks good Charles."
Jun 23, 2016
Jacq Davis replied to Charles Lucking's discussion China Honey/Nixon Peace Fig
"Hi Andrew, is it possible to connect and trade or purchase cuttings from you? I would love to give this a try. Thank you!"
Jun 16, 2016
Charles Lucking replied to Andrew Brewer's discussion Things that I've Learned...
"BTW, +1 on Bakers.  What a loss."
Feb 8, 2016
Charles Lucking replied to Andrew Brewer's discussion Things that I've Learned...
"Perhaps some local nursery could pick up the slack and take advantage of a gap in the market (cough cough Reid)."
Feb 8, 2016
Charles Lucking replied to Lauren's discussion Yay or nay: using water to dig tree holes?
"I do both - small hole, fill with water, give it a couple of days to drain/percolate, then go at it with a pickaxe.  :)  As far as tree survival rate, I think there are probably other factors that play a much larger role than the method…"
Jan 21, 2016
Charles Lucking replied to Catherine, The Herb Lady's discussion February Planting Tips - 2016
"Thanks Catherine!  I appreciate the extra comments on weather/ temperatures/frost!"
Jan 21, 2016
Charles Lucking posted a discussion

Cold-Hardy Mangos?

It's been 2 years now since Tim Thompson introduced his cold-hardy mango varieties to the AZRFG group, and the three that I ordered from him last summer will be delivered in a month or two, so I'd like an update from those in the know: 2 years on, how are his cold hardy mangoes doing in the valley?  The three that I believe people are trying here are the Antonio, Pineapple, and Tequila Sunrise (these are the three I'll be receiving).See More
Jan 14, 2016
Charles Lucking replied to SkinnyBytes's discussion Where to get organic garden soil in Phoenix area - bulk 10 yards.
"It does, and thanks!"
Nov 25, 2015

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About Me:
I grew up in Phoenix spending a great deal of time in the outdoors, being the son of a geologist/rockhound and an outdoorsy family. I have a BS in literature and a law degree, but the really formative years of my life were the last 8, which included my time in the Peace Corps, a year teaching English in Chile, living in Dallas, walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain, 2 trips to Black Rock City, and 2 years in Argentina. I'm also interested in triathlons, guitar, building musical instruments, reading, and traveling.

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At 10:27am on October 13, 2012, bryanwhitebeyondthekitchengarden said…

thanks charlie + skye!

would love to hear about your travels + time in the PC ... living vicariously ...

At 7:43pm on December 10, 2009, Charles Lucking said…
Yeah, my bad, I meant to type 11:00. :) See you then!
At 6:11pm on December 10, 2009, Kathy said…
Hi, Charles - I noticed that you signed up for the 1:00 slot for the tour but I believe the
two slots are at 9 am and 11am which end at 1:00.

Regards - KF
At 4:41pm on December 8, 2009, Ericka said…
Thanks for joining us! You are a busy guy, how is Argentina?
 
 
 

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