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Garlic planting time
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I'm ready to plant my first garlic crop. I guess I waited too long, all of the online suppliers are sold out. In an earlier thread some of you recommended buying garlic at Costco or Trader Joe's for…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg Glassco Oct 18, 2013.

Soil Test results
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Just got my vegetable garden soil test results from Motzz Labs. I'm not a chemist so I really need some help here. Should I call them and ask for their recommendations for treating the soil?  What am…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mable Jul 1, 2013.

ants in the garden
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Last night we had fish for dinner and knowing that fish skin is good fertilizer, I put the skins around my squash plants. Probably not such a good idea. This morning I've got thousands of ants on the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Catherine, The Herb Lady Jun 20, 2013.

Breaking new ground- vegetable garden
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Peggy Aarmstrong May 22, 2013.

 

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Kevin Dukes replied to Catherine, The Herb Lady's discussion March Planting Tips
"Thanks Catherine"
Feb 26, 2014
Kevin Dukes replied to Catherine, The Herb Lady's discussion March Planting Tips
"Catherine, I had a green aphid infestation late last summer that consumed most of my squash and cucumbers despite spraying them twice a week. They seem to have survived the mild winter and I've seen a few in my winter broccoli. Any ideas…"
Feb 25, 2014
Kevin Dukes replied to MaryMcP's discussion Tomato Cages
"My wife says a woman has to either marry a handyman or marry a man with enough money to pay one!  "
Feb 25, 2014
Kevin Dukes replied to Catherine, The Herb Lady's discussion March Planting Tips
"If you remember we had snow this week last year. I had just sowed seed 2 days earlier."
Feb 25, 2014
Kevin Dukes replied to MaryMcP's discussion Tomato Cages
"You can paint PVC pipe with any type of exterior paint and it will make it UV resistant."
Feb 25, 2014
MaryMcP left a comment for Kevin Dukes
"Hi Kevin,  I happened to be kicking around in my page here at VPA and noticed this comment from you.  Sorry for not replying, I never saw it.  Hopefully your question was answered back in July or August.  I don't think we…"
Feb 20, 2014
Kevin Dukes commented on Heather Green's photo
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"I'm in north phoenix near 12th St and Union Hills. I had a few bees before but now they're just swarming. I planted some Italian basil also. I've had a bumper crop all summer and fall. We made a few quarts of pesto with both…"
Nov 12, 2013
Kevin Dukes commented on Heather Green's photo
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"I stopped breaking the flowers off my Thai basil. The bees are having a field day. They seem so attracted to the basil that they are ignoring the rest of the garden. Going crazy over the basil."
Nov 11, 2013
Kevin Dukes replied to Catherine, The Herb Lady's discussion September Gardening -- Ready Set Sow!
"I bought 4 fruit trees and 2 grape vines from Reed at RSI on Sunday. He's a one man show and all of his products are AZ grown and very reasonably priced. He spent over 2 hours talking to us about growing fruit trees in AZ. He's a wealth of…"
Oct 22, 2013
Kevin Dukes replied to Catherine, The Herb Lady's discussion September Gardening -- Ready Set Sow!
"Mary, does RSI sell retail? His website says call first before coming out."
Oct 18, 2013
Kevin Dukes commented on Heather Green's photo
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"I also have some Thai basil about 3' tall but I break the flowers off to keep them from going to seed. Is that not necessary?"
Oct 15, 2013
tmbc replied to Kevin Dukes's discussion Garlic planting time
"I saw some large garlic bulbs (about 2+ inches) at the Ahwatukee farmers market last week.  They were only 50 cents each. I talked to the vendor (the Asian lady, first booth as you walk in).  She said they were grown here but did she did…"
Oct 14, 2013
Kevin Dukes replied to Kevin Dukes's discussion Garlic planting time
"thanks for the offer. I'll let you know if I'm in the downtown area."
Oct 14, 2013
grrlscout replied to Kevin Dukes's discussion Garlic planting time
"I got some shilla from Forever Yong, and it's probably too much for me to plant. I don't know how much you need, but I would be willing to trade a head or two, if you're ever downtown or in midtown."
Oct 14, 2013
Catherine, The Herb Lady replied to Kevin Dukes's discussion Garlic planting time
"Kevin, just an FYI - the food markets are certainly an option - but where they get their garlic from is not indicative of where it may or may not do well.  The Vietnamese Red on TS looks like it would do well here.  I've grown several…"
Oct 14, 2013
Kevin Dukes replied to Kevin Dukes's discussion Garlic planting time
"Territorial only had a couple of varieties left and I didn't see any for our climate. I'll try Harpers and Summer Wind since I'm close to them. Last resort may be one of the food markets."
Oct 14, 2013

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At 5:13am on February 20, 2014, MaryMcP said…

Hi Kevin,  I happened to be kicking around in my page here at VPA and noticed this comment from you.  Sorry for not replying, I never saw it.  Hopefully your question was answered back in July or August.  I don't think we get 'pinged' when there's a new Comment.  Next time try a Friend Request, that shows up in the Inbox.

I don't think you've been around much lately, hopefully you still drop in.

Cheers ~ Mary

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