We will be living out of the country for an extended period of time and our renter cannot care for our chickens and rabbits. We are hoping someone in the Permaculture network would like to add our critters to your mix. We have 4 chickens. They are 3 years old so they do not lay as much as younger birds but they are excellent at pest control and creating fertilizer!! They will come with their feeder, any remaining feed and watering containers.
We have 3 lionhead rabbits.…Continue
Added by Shawn & Allison Disarufino on June 12, 2015 at 1:57pm — No Comments
I have several beds that need some mulch to protect the plants for the summer and I'd read about using pine needles (which we have a lot of and they are free). But I've also read in the past about pine needles not being so good, although that may have been regarding compost since they take a long time to break down. I think being in Arizona our soil would not be hurt by acidification from the needles.
can anyone tell me when guavas are ripe in phoenix?
Hello fellow Permies,
I've been so busy lately with life that I haven't been posting here as often as I would like. Today I thought I would just include a quick note for all of you out there wondering what you can plant and when here in the greater Phoenix area. Our wonderful Extension Office has created not one but THREE different planting calendars for our area that include Vegetables, Herbs and Flowering and Bedding Plants. Basically covering all the main smaller type plants you…Continue
Freshly produced (2015 season) Vermont maple syrup is available at local farmer's markets.
Simply Vermont is a family business at the foot of Mt. Mansfield in north central Vermont. Our goal is to provide small batches of high quality syrup. One thing which differentiates us from other maple businesses is that our sap collection system uses no energy. We don't use any vacuum pumps or electricity to collect the sap, it's a "Zero-Energy gravity feed sap system" which…Continue
Added by Linda Enger on March 6, 2015 at 12:50pm — No Comments
Heirloom organic varieties, all well suited to our arid climate. I've been growing tomatoes in my east Mesa garden for 10 years and these are some of my favorites, just started some extras this year to help cover my seed cost. All are in 3" pots and ready to go into the garden. $5 ea or 5 for $20
From Baker Creek, rareseeds.com
German Green Cherry
From Native Seed Search in Tucson
Added by Kim Watkins on February 15, 2015 at 10:07am — No Comments
I have 3 pomegranite bushes and a turkey fig tree that I have in pots. I moved them around the yard now for about a year, and having found that they both like full sun, I am ready to plant them in the ground. Is now a good time for planting these? (early December?) Thanks for your sage advice.
We love to add fun & different stuff to our garden. Candles, rocks, dried drift & much more. We enjoy afternoon & evening tea in the garden.
It has been 17 months since I dug my first shovel full of road base in this once sterile backyard of mine. The first thing to go in the ground was my mint collection that I have gathered from the hollers in Tennessee to the canyons of northern Arizona and babied over the past 20 years, and then my Iris from the Arizona Strip homestead where my Great Great Grandmother first planted them. Now those will be the first things to be put back into pots. Yes, it is true, I am moving. Again. It…Continue
Last night, I watched Symphony of the Soil, recommended by a fellow permie. It helps to confirm what I am doing to our front yard is the right way to start building a good soil structure for the plants. And I have amazing plant growth to prove it.
Catch a free online viewing of one of the most important film that all gardeners and farmers could watch to understanding soil building and the importance of soil building to help make the future a better place for all of us.
Shirt image I made for my hub's birthday :))…Continue
Added by Skye Lucking on September 26, 2014 at 11:27am — No Comments
I have two black bins from City of Mesa for composting, but get almost no useable compost. I add all my household useable waste and garden stuff (both dry and green), egg cartons and some torn up paper and cardboard bits. The bins are full. Recently I began leaving them open and watering them occasionally. They are…Continue
I love the coops and all the wonderful features this company has created for chicken coops! http://www.k9kennelstore.com/Newsletter.html Scroll down and click "more info" and you'll see on your right about chicken coops. Enjoy!!
Found this design online and loved the simplicity. No tape, just the paper and folding. Thought I would share.
Best to print this out at full size, do not scale it or "shrink to fit" as it messes up the fold lines.