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Free Firestick cuttings
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They are expensive to buy so here is your chance to get some for free.Please someone take some or all of these!  I had someone that said they wanted them but I'm tired of waiting and they need to be…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Silvia Messmer Oct 22, 2014.

Young Organic Coturnix Quail Breeding Groups For Sale
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Hello valley permies!I have two breeding groups of organic coturnix quail for sale. They hatched on July 11 & 12th.  They were raised on Big Sky and Ranch-way certified organic feeds fed both dry…Continue

Tags: browns, chicks, brown, jumbo, coturnix

Started this discussion. Last reply by Silvia Messmer Sep 11, 2014.

Free koi for a VPA member

I'm getting rid of my ornamental pond and setting up an aquaponics system.  I still have one koi to give away.  I think it's a female, 9 inches or so in length.  I don't remember how old this fish is…Continue

Started May 27, 2014

Home made compost bins
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I was thinking of getting some free pallets off Craigslist to make compost bins but I'm not sure about the suitability for this area.  Would the spacing of the wood slats in most pallets make the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alison McKee Jan 13, 2014.

 

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Liz & Dan replied to Silvia Messmer's discussion Where to locate sugar cane in the home garden in the group Native & Perennial Foods
"So I thought I'd jump in on this discussion after growing sugar cane in pots.  The fist sugar cane was a green variety from an Asian grocery store, don't know which type cane it was but i put it in my experimental wicking bed and TOOK…"
8 hours ago
Silvia Messmer replied to Carol Duffell's discussion Parasites in compost pile. in the group Micro Livestock
"The heat from the composting materiel should break down any chemicals that the chickens may have excreted, but you can just exclude the waste if you don't feel comfortable using it.  How long to wait?  As long as the medication's…"
May 6, 2015
Silvia Messmer replied to Carol Duffell's discussion Parasites in compost pile. in the group Micro Livestock
"Chicken waste and litter make great compost!  Remember that any parasites your chickens pick up came from their environment, so the parasites they might have can come from anywhere in your yard including where you already grow…"
May 6, 2015
Silvia Messmer replied to Aparna Thatte's discussion Paper bags for fruit
"Any paper bag would work.  I've also used pieces of panty hose and it's worked well. I've never had bird damage on pomegranates until October or November when the fruit is ripe and can split. Before then the fruit has been…"
Apr 2, 2015
Silvia Messmer replied to Kristi's discussion Quail advise please in the group Micro Livestock
"I'm not sure because I've always used light to keep production up. "
Jan 14, 2015
Silvia Messmer replied to Kristi's discussion Quail advise please in the group Micro Livestock
"There are no temps low enough here for quail to need supplemental heating as long as they are dry and can get out of the wind.  That is assuming the quail are old enough to be fully feathered.  They can take temps much lower than ours,…"
Jan 2, 2015
Catherine, The Herb Lady replied to Silvia Messmer's discussion Where to locate sugar cane in the home garden in the group Native & Perennial Foods
"Rafael, the link did not work for me (could be internet gremlins) but that is okay.  Mine started out very dark purple but recent canes were lighter.  I have to take note of how it grows this spring.  I did know that the purple is…"
Dec 30, 2014
raf evan replied to Silvia Messmer's discussion Where to locate sugar cane in the home garden in the group Native & Perennial Foods
"Might be the same, but may just be a variant of the green  species. There are several cultivars of sugarcane, with species native to india, china, south asia and new guinea. the green type may also come in cultivars with a reddish tinge or…"
Dec 29, 2014
Catherine, The Herb Lady replied to Silvia Messmer's discussion Where to locate sugar cane in the home garden in the group Native & Perennial Foods
"Hi Rafael, I don't think mine is quite that dark.  I can make an assumption that our drier climate may make a difference, probably minor, in appearance."
Dec 29, 2014
raf evan replied to Silvia Messmer's discussion Where to locate sugar cane in the home garden in the group Native & Perennial Foods
"Thanks Catherine, if your Pele sugarcane looks like this then it is probably the same kind i used to grow back in the isles: http://www.hardytropicals.org/images/blog/dsc_0096.jpg"
Dec 28, 2014
Catherine, The Herb Lady replied to Silvia Messmer's discussion Where to locate sugar cane in the home garden in the group Native & Perennial Foods
"Rafael I grow the standard green/white and the heirloom purple sometimes called Pele's Smoke or Madam Pele - not sure if that is the purple one you are thinking of."
Dec 28, 2014
Catherine, The Herb Lady replied to Silvia Messmer's discussion Where to locate sugar cane in the home garden in the group Native & Perennial Foods
"It seems sugarcane is joining algae and switchgrass as potential diesel /bio-fuel sources.  At least with the type of GE - it is not cross species only other 'grasses'."
Dec 28, 2014
raf evan replied to Silvia Messmer's discussion Where to locate sugar cane in the home garden in the group Native & Perennial Foods
"and speaking of cold-sensitivity being the main issue, i found this one. intent was for industrial purposes, but i see loads of gastronomical implications…"
Dec 28, 2014
raf evan replied to Silvia Messmer's discussion Where to locate sugar cane in the home garden in the group Native & Perennial Foods
"you betcha! I have to look at the glass being half-full than half-empty ;) have been eyeing a property with a clump of  sugarcane as i drive by a  thoroughfare here, but never really stopped by to ask the owner if it is something that…"
Dec 28, 2014
Catherine, The Herb Lady replied to Silvia Messmer's discussion Where to locate sugar cane in the home garden in the group Native & Perennial Foods
"Rafael, if you have some success with lemon grass then you might have some with the sugar cane. Once it gets over its cold soil feet dormancy, it grows very fast."
Dec 28, 2014
raf evan replied to Silvia Messmer's discussion Where to locate sugar cane in the home garden in the group Native & Perennial Foods
"we are sunset zone 11 apparently.  http://www.sunset.com/garden/climate-zones/sunset-climate-zones-nevada-wyoming-utah-colorado or zone 8b to 9A-B per USDA.  i am at ~ western side of town which is 8b, but managed to have lemongrass…"
Dec 28, 2014

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At 4:01pm on November 23, 2014, jeanette said…

Sorry for delay-- was not near computer or paying attention to the phone. I am in northwest valley around 43 Avenue & Bell Road area.  Jeanette

At 4:10pm on December 3, 2013, Volunteer Manager said…

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