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scott black fig root stock
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About three years back I bought a scott black fig tree at the annual VPA tree sale.  The second year it appear the tree just up and died.  Before I took it out I realized root stock survived and…Continue

Tags: rootstock, Fig

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Carter Aug 13, 2014.

desert delight nectarine
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My desert delight nectarine that I got at this years VPA tree sale never really took off.  It looked to be hanging by a thread for a while but everything finally turned brown.The root stalk (I think…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Brewer May 23, 2013.

desert delight nectarine
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I have had no buds starting yet on my desert delight nectarine tree that I got from this years tree sale. I had the fellow prune it so it would stay small.  That only left three small twigs for bud…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Powell Gammill Mar 10, 2013.

repurpose old cinder blocks

I need maybe 308 x 8 x16 cinder blocks to stack my rain barrels on.I was hoping someone had some in the central phoenix area and wanted to get rid of them. I can pick up John602 571 1538Continue

Started Oct 4, 2012

 

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John Carter replied to Volunteer Manager's discussion Community Member In Need - help with yard clean up?
"I would be willing to help out.  I do not live too far away. John 602 571-1538"
Sep 26, 2014
John Carter replied to John Carter's discussion scott black fig root stock
"I did get good figs the first year.  I bought this at our annual VPA tree sale. We wrote down scotts black in our notebook but now I am wondering if it was something else.  The grafted top is what died and the rootstock is what survived…"
Aug 13, 2014
Powell Gammill replied to John Carter's discussion scott black fig root stock
"Short answer, not likely. Long answer: Well, it is unusual, but not impossible for a fig to be grown on rootstocks...usually they are started from cuttings, however.  I am not sure why anyone would sell Scott's Black here based upon its…"
Aug 11, 2014
John Carter posted a discussion

scott black fig root stock

About three years back I bought a scott black fig tree at the annual VPA tree sale.  The second year it appear the tree just up and died.  Before I took it out I realized root stock survived and started growing just fine.  I figured I would just let it go and see what happened.  It began producing fruit this year but they were just terrible to eat. What am I now growing and will it ever produce any good fruit?See More
Aug 10, 2014
Andrew Brewer replied to John Carter's discussion desert delight nectarine
"Your scion is dead.  You'll need to get another tree."
May 23, 2013
Powell Gammill replied to John Carter's discussion desert delight nectarine
"If it broke dormancy and then died then it is dead.  Double Delight was a seriously delayed bloomer this year:  Mine and Baker's trees finally broke dormancy only a few weeks ago.  I do not know what policy for refund the VPA…"
May 23, 2013
John Carter posted a discussion

desert delight nectarine

My desert delight nectarine that I got at this years VPA tree sale never really took off.  It looked to be hanging by a thread for a while but everything finally turned brown.The root stalk (I think some sort of peach) seems to now be doing fine and I have several off shoots now coming out of the ground.  Here is my question. Should I just let this go and hope for the best?  I will send a picture latter once I get access to a camera. See More
May 23, 2013
John Carter commented on Winston Nowak's blog post Driveway Material Alternatives?
"How did this project go?  I too would like to get rid of a concrete driveway in central phoenix"
May 1, 2013
Powell Gammill replied to John Carter's discussion desert delight nectarine
"First the buds are on the trunk and the branches come out of them.  Well, OK they are on the wispy branches too.  ;-) Second, while my peaches have mostly broken dormancy well over half of my nectarines are still dormant.…"
Mar 10, 2013
Patricia replied to John Carter's discussion desert delight nectarine
"My nectarine only has the slightest bit of green popping out right now, so you're not alone.  My two plums have a lot of growth already, while my two peaches and nectaplum are barren sticks."
Mar 9, 2013
Andrew Brewer replied to John Carter's discussion desert delight nectarine
"It's easier to answer if you post pictures."
Mar 9, 2013
John Carter posted a discussion

desert delight nectarine

I have had no buds starting yet on my desert delight nectarine tree that I got from this years tree sale. I had the fellow prune it so it would stay small.  That only left three small twigs for bud growth.  Only one of the three looks to have a little green at the base.  The only two are completly dry. Does this tree still have a chance? See More
Mar 9, 2013
John Carter replied to Cheryl Abad's discussion Black Residue Attacking Outdoor Plants
"What is BT?"
Oct 16, 2012
John Carter posted a discussion

repurpose old cinder blocks

I need maybe 308 x 8 x16 cinder blocks to stack my rain barrels on.I was hoping someone had some in the central phoenix area and wanted to get rid of them. I can pick up John602 571 1538See More
Oct 4, 2012
John Carter replied to Erica (Dawnfire)'s discussion Apple tree
"Yes and btw my apple bought at last year's vpa is the only one to die.  It really went downhill fast."
Sep 13, 2012
John Carter replied to Christina Heinle's discussion Tomatoes. What should I do with the plant?
"Those are better boy tomatoes.  Not sure if they are determinate or not  "
Sep 9, 2012

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At 3:09am on April 24, 2012, David Kennedy said…

Hi John,

I haven't sold the rain barrel yet.  I saw your message about going to pick it up Sunday.  Sorry, we had a slight change of plans as our daughter was born Sunday morning, so I was unavailable.  If you would still like to buy it, please email me at dkanomaly@yahoo.com

Thanks,

David

At 4:31pm on August 28, 2011, Mischa O'Reilly said…

Welcome to the Valley Permaculture Alliance, a local 501C3 non-profit education organization that offers classes, training, activities, tours, events and demonstrations on various aspects of sustainable living around the Greater Phoenix Valley. You can read more about the VPA on the ‘About Us’ page, and explore the many groups and resources this Ning “social networking site” has to offer, as well as customize your own Profile Page and connect with new like-minded friends.


We encourage you to browse the discussions, blogs, videos, comments to get a feel for our incredibly resourceful community, and to share your interests as well. There are many volunteer opportunities to assist with classes and events, so please let me know if you are interested in helping out when available.

We offer a variety of classes to our members on a donation basis (usually $10 to $25) that goes toward venue hard-costs, also to our experienced and knowledgeable instructors, as well as to support the non-profit in providing quality education for improving our health, our communities and environment. See what classes you may be interested in attending atwww.phoenixpermaculture.org/events - and feel free to contact us with any questions.

 

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