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Kai Goodwillie
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Create a balanced organic citrus fertilizer
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I have mature az sweet, tangelo, grapefruit, tangerine and lemon trees.  I would like to formulate my own fertilizer.  I have access to high nitrogen bat guano.  Any Ideas of what to add to this to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Brewer Feb 21, 2016.

Pruning Pakistan Fruiting Mulberry (Cookes Pakistan)
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Hello,I have a Pakistan mulberry tree that has been in the ground for 2 years now.  I bought it from the rare fruit nursery.  It had the central leader topped and had about 6 or so good branches…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Powell Gammill Aug 20, 2014.

 

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Liz & Dan commented on Kai Goodwillie's blog post nipple chicken waterers
"We used a 5 gal bucket in complete shade that fed the water pipe that was opaque and fitted with nipples that were also in shade, so we did not have an algae problem in the water for our ladies.  The nipples were wonderful for providing water…"
Jan 23
Andrew Brewer replied to Kai Goodwillie's discussion Create a balanced organic citrus fertilizer
"Or you can be lazy and just top dress with chicken manure every month."
Feb 21, 2016
Andrew Brewer replied to Kai Goodwillie's discussion Create a balanced organic citrus fertilizer
"Fertilize your Citrus like an acid liking rhododendron and you'll be ok. http://www.rhododendron.org/v47n4p202.htm"
Feb 21, 2016
Fascist Nation replied to Kai Goodwillie's discussion Create a balanced organic citrus fertilizer
"Citrus Fertilization Chart for Arizona https://extension.arizona.edu/sites/extension.arizona.edu/files/pubs/az1671-2015.pdf If not using packaged bat guano then bat guano is 7-10% nitrogen.  An arid natural source (local) is likely is on the…"
Feb 21, 2016
Kai Goodwillie replied to Kai Goodwillie's discussion Create a balanced organic citrus fertilizer
"Thank you Powell,  This forum is a jewel to me...learning how to grow trees in our climate.  I have learned the most from hours reading this forum...many of the posts yours,  thank you for responding."
Feb 20, 2016
Powell Gammill replied to Kai Goodwillie's discussion Create a balanced organic citrus fertilizer
"To be quite honest, most soil in Arizona has great mineral content.  It is missing organic material and nitrogen.  I only add nitrogen (alfalfa pellets) and wood chips (organic) mulch to keep citrus happy.  On a rapidly draining sandy…"
Feb 20, 2016
Kai Goodwillie posted a discussion

Create a balanced organic citrus fertilizer

I have mature az sweet, tangelo, grapefruit, tangerine and lemon trees.  I would like to formulate my own fertilizer.  I have access to high nitrogen bat guano.  Any Ideas of what to add to this to formulate a balanced general citrus fertilizer?  I am in tucson, AZ. with sandy soil.  See More
Feb 19, 2016
Powell Gammill replied to Kai Goodwillie's discussion Pruning Pakistan Fruiting Mulberry (Cookes Pakistan)
"Yup, make some spacers and bend them out at about 60 degrees.  Or hang weights, or tie down.  Can do that now while green and supple. Pruning is done in early to mid-January when dormant."
Aug 20, 2014
raf evan replied to Kai Goodwillie's discussion Pruning Pakistan Fruiting Mulberry (Cookes Pakistan)
"i also have one  that has been less than a year on the ground but has grown ~7 feet. It is quite precocious and vigorous i will have to say. Only problem is that its branches and main trunk are quite viny, unlike alba's and nigra's,…"
Aug 20, 2014
Kai Goodwillie posted a discussion

Pruning Pakistan Fruiting Mulberry (Cookes Pakistan)

Hello,I have a Pakistan mulberry tree that has been in the ground for 2 years now.  I bought it from the rare fruit nursery.  It had the central leader topped and had about 6 or so good branches growing up below the cut central leader.  It is now very vigorous and one of these branches has assumed the "leader" position.  It is about 6' tall.  4 of the other branches are also growing very vertical and look like they are also trying to be leaders. They are 4-5' tall.  They are attached to…See More
Aug 20, 2014

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Live in Tucson, AZ completed the Permaculture certification course here.

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nipple chicken waterers

I want to set up automatic chicken waters in my coop and run.  Does anyone have experience with nipple waterers?

Posted on August 15, 2016 at 8:14am — 2 Comments

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