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January 2013 Blog Posts (6)

Free CLEAN GOAT POOP COMPOST ready to go into the garden or some mixed with straw to compost

I am located in Laveen, 51 Ave, 1 1/2 miles south of Baseline Rd.  There is clean, no grass or hay or straw in it, other that is composting with straw in it.  You rake and shovel, bring containers to take it away with, I do have shovels and rakes for you to use. I have a few heavy duty feed bags but I am running low on them. I am available most days between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m..  I have plenty since I have nearly 100 goats here.  Please respond to:…

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Added by Beverly Martin on January 29, 2013 at 8:23am — No Comments

Transforming my Backyard!

I am underway to transforming my backyard into a more eco-friendly place. My first step, which I have been doing for years now, is to find what portions of my yard are good for growing what types of veggies, herbs and fruits. I have successfully found homes for pepper plans, chives, strawberry guava, limes, strawberries, grapes and bananna trees. I have also created several raised beds for herbs. Currently have broccoli and cauliflower growing, if the freeze doesn't get them. still want to…

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Added by Lonny on January 11, 2013 at 12:38pm — 9 Comments

Self Watering (Sub-Irrigation) trough planter continued

I finally finished building the planters. Today, I was able to plant everything in except for the tomato plant. I am still deciding whether to plant the tomato seedlings from the orange/yellow tomato that has seeds sprouted inside or the tomato seeds that I have collected from farmers market bought cherry tomato.

Here's the wicking columns packed down with planting mix.…

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Added by Jacq Davis on January 7, 2013 at 6:33pm — 6 Comments

Building Self Watering (Sub-Irrigation) trough planter

I have been waiting the moment to build my self watering metal trough planter. I finally gathered all the materials and put together one of them. There is a great PDF instruction put together by Mary Janes Farm.

I got the trough from Scottsdale Livestock Feed Supply for $85 each. It…

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Added by Jacq Davis on January 6, 2013 at 12:58am — 12 Comments

Where to buy wood chips in the west side of Phoenix?

Happy New Years everyone!

Can anyone tell me where I can get wood chips to use as mulch and dust suppressor in my back yard?

I have left messages in some places recommended here, but no one has called me back and I am frankly tired of waiting, so I will give myself a new year present and get them, but I have no clue where to go and buy them. I live in the West side of town between 35 Ave and Dunlap.

So please send me any suggestions you may have, especially if you had a…

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Added by Xenia on January 1, 2013 at 8:35am — 13 Comments

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