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Free broken-up concrete (Urbanite)

We have a medium-sized pile of broken concrete sidewalk (AKA urbanite) free to anyone who would like to come and get it. It is nice for patios, walkways, etc. when laid as pavers. I'm in east Mesa -…Continue

Started Apr 23, 2016

De-salting the soil
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We watched Geoff Lawton's "Greening the Desert" videos recently and were really intrigued by what he had to say about de-salting the soil. We have our garden planted in lower-than-grade in-ground…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Catherine, The Herb Lady Apr 22, 2013.

Sweet potato question
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We just dug up the last of the sweet potatoes. There were lots of big ones, which is great for the kitchen, and also lots of little ones (2-3" long and 1/2 to 3/4" wide). Does anyone know if I can…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff Reich and Farraday Newsome Nov 21, 2011.

Yup, frost again! March 23rd!!
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Okay, so it was down to 34 degrees F here last night (near Power & Brown, east Mesa), but with the clear sky and lots of moisture from the recent rain, we had frost on the roof and garden yet…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Leanne Mar 23, 2011.

 

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Jeff Reich and Farraday Newsome replied to FrozenJoe's discussion 2016 Backyard Fruit Tree Project - Episode #17 Hardy Chicago Fig Tree Main Crop
"Thanks for another nice video Joe!"
Jul 15, 2016
Jeff Reich and Farraday Newsome replied to FrozenJoe's discussion 2016 Backyard Fruit Tree Project - Episode #13 Violette de Bordeaux Fig Tree Main Crop
"That's great! Thanks! Would you possibly be interested in cuttings of our Texas Blue Giant at that time? "
Jul 13, 2016
Jeff Reich and Farraday Newsome replied to FrozenJoe's discussion 2016 Backyard Fruit Tree Project - Episode #13 Violette de Bordeaux Fig Tree Main Crop
"We always like watching your videos Joe. We only have one fig tree: Texas Blue Giant, which we like alot. We're talking about starting a 2nd and remember a glowing report on your "Joe's Jersey" fig. Anyway, thanks for the videos!"
Jul 12, 2016
Jeff Reich and Farraday Newsome replied to Joanna Benton's discussion Bees
"We hired Punch Honeybee Company, LLC last year for the live removal and relocation of a large swarm of honeybees in one of our walls. He did a great job, taking care to capture the queen safely so she would be transported with the rest of the…"
Jun 18, 2016
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Free broken-up concrete (Urbanite)

We have a medium-sized pile of broken concrete sidewalk (AKA urbanite) free to anyone who would like to come and get it. It is nice for patios, walkways, etc. when laid as pavers. I'm in east Mesa - the nearest big intersection is Power and Brown. If you are interested message me.See More
Apr 23, 2016
Jeff Reich and Farraday Newsome replied to Gail Cochrane's discussion Urbanite
"We have some if you are able to come pick it up. We broke up some backyard concrete to put in fruit trees and don't really have a use for it. We'd love for it to go to a school! We're out in east Mesa, not far from the Red Mountain…"
Oct 28, 2015
Jeff Reich and Farraday Newsome replied to MaryMcP's discussion Asparagus Pruning
"Thanks Catherine, will do!"
Dec 22, 2014
Jeff Reich and Farraday Newsome replied to MaryMcP's discussion Asparagus Pruning
" Our asparagus is still mostly green so I've left it alone. I think it is "staying awake" because the winter has been so mild so far.  I've read that asparagus needs to go dormant or it will lose strength and decline.…"
Dec 22, 2014
Jeff Reich and Farraday Newsome replied to Catherine, The Herb Lady's discussion Pineapple Guava - Recipe in the group Growing Gourmet
"How old is your tree Catherine? We still only get the flowers, no fruit, and I'd say our tree (actually a chest-high shrub) is about three years old now. We have lots of bees of a variety of types, so I don't think it is a pollination…"
Nov 28, 2014
Jeff Reich and Farraday Newsome replied to FrozenJoe's discussion The Fig Crop Is Coming In Strong Now
"Delicious-looking! Most of ours are still green, maybe one or two ripe each day, but we're patient!"
Jul 11, 2014
Jeff Reich and Farraday Newsome replied to Powell Gammill's discussion Volunteer from the compost pile
"Happy looking volunteer! How are your cherry trees doing this year - trunk look young, just planted in the fall or spring?"
Jun 22, 2014
Jeff Reich and Farraday Newsome commented on Marsha Cleaveland's blog post Seed heads
"We save lettuce seed too - red romaine, black-seeded simpson, and red oak leaf. Also, lacinato kale, collards swiss chard, basil, arugula, and others. The biggest surprise and treat this year was letting the radicchio (red treviso) go to seed this…"
Jun 21, 2014
Jeff Reich and Farraday Newsome replied to Lise Stoessel's discussion Are these poisonous?
"Nice to know the seeds are edible as my dog has been treating herself to many of them.  I take the seeds off the Texas Mtn Laurel before they drop so she won't get them.  "
May 27, 2014
Jeff Reich and Farraday Newsome replied to Lise Stoessel's discussion Are these poisonous?
"Lise, See my post above it is for sure a Cascalote tree.  We have 3 of these.  I did a search and couldn't find any website saying the seeds are poisonous or not.  "
May 27, 2014
Jeff Reich and Farraday Newsome replied to Lise Stoessel's discussion Are these poisonous?
"Based on the seed pods and that this tree has thorns it is a Cascalote tree (caesalpinia cacalaco).  We have 3 of these in our yard.  Texas Mtn. Laurel doesn't have thorns or seeds that turn red (but their seeds are poisonous).…"
May 27, 2014
Jeff Reich and Farraday Newsome replied to Jody kerr's discussion Creating a Permaculture how to series
"We had the city "blue stake" our property before we power-trenched to avoid hitting water, gas, electric, cable, etc. "
Mar 10, 2014

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Farraday and Jeff have a pottery studio in Mesa with one acre of land that we have planted with desert natives and now a fruit orchard and vegetable garden.

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Free urbanite (broken concrete)

We have a medium-sized pile of broken concrete sidewalk (AKA urbanite) free to anyone who would like to come and get it. We are in east Mesa - the nearest big intersection is Power and Brown. If you are interested message me.

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At 4:26pm on October 2, 2011, bryanwhitebeyondthekitchengarden said…
my wife and I are looking forward to seeing the garden sometime ... she is also part of the small time ceramic world ... jon higuchi's student at PC ...
At 9:40am on July 18, 2011, Lisette Volkmar said…

Hi!

I have some volunteer jujube plants, if you folks are interested.  They are from 12 to 24" tall.  I don't know for sure that they will be fruiting.  You are welcome to them if you like.

 

Lis

At 8:10pm on February 15, 2011, Alison said…
Thank you for the nice comments, Wow! what a garden you have!! A feast!! Very nice!
At 10:40am on December 27, 2010, Joan Baron said…

friends in the garden are friends forever.

lets trade seeds soon!

are you growing loofah? if not, Happy to share seeds with you. they love the heat!!

At 8:51am on November 25, 2010, Lisette Volkmar said…
Jeff,

Aww, too bad, but perfectly understandable! You are, of course, welcome to come back for a look around anytime.

Thanks,
Lis
At 4:01pm on November 23, 2010, Lisette Volkmar said…
Should be fine.

Thanks,
Lis
At 8:05am on November 23, 2010, Lisette Volkmar said…
Sorry!

I lost your answer, so if I don't answer one of your questions please try again!

Chris Byers thought it was too big for him to move. I noticed he is on your friends list, feel free to ask him.

I am in central Tempe, cross streets University and Hardy. Just give me a call (480 two six six 9815) when you want to come see it.

Thanks,
Lis
At 10:33am on November 18, 2010, Lisette Volkmar said…
Well, Chris liked the fruit but decided the tree was too big. So if you would like to come see it, just let me know when. I am hoping to get grading done in the next two to three weeks. It might be possible to it dug out then.

Lis
At 7:19am on November 18, 2010, Lisette Volkmar said…
Hi Folks!

Chris is coming to look at the tree this morning. I will let you know if he takes it or not. I'm not in a huge rush, just planning to put bareroot peaches in that spot.

Your ceramics are wonderful! My grandfather was a professional potter, so it is one of my favorite art forms.

Lis
At 9:44am on November 9, 2010, ann hazelett said…
thank you.......you guys have a great garden
 
 
 

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