I know it seems kind of early to start thinking of summer, especially with this cold snap. But summer is right around the corner and our beautiful supply of fresh lettuces, spinach and other tasty winter greens will soon be replaced by squash, corn, okra and the other summer gardening favorites. But does that mean we have to give up on the idea of salads and other cooked greens from the garden? NO!! Well, at least not entirely... we can't grow lettuce during the summer…Continue
Wicking Bed 2.0 May 2017
Some of you may remember when I first posted about my experiments with a kiddie pool wicking bed way back when. Well, I wanted to take some time to update what I learned about using that bed and how I designed a new bed at our new house. That original wicking…Continue
Added by Liz & Dan on May 27, 2017 at 6:28pm — No Comments
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 could want…Continue
Ollas are unglazed earthenware pots that provide slow deep water released directly to plant roots.
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As the weather heats up, I’ve been thinking about how to stretch the…
Greetings fellow Gardeners! I'm excited the Arizona Herb Association is hosting their 1st ever Herb Festival March 18th, here is some information about the educational event. I'm hoping to see you all there!
Where: Cooperative Extension Office
4341 East Broadway Road, Phoenix, USA
When: Check-in begins 9am
Programs 9:30am – 4pm
$45 Ticket price includes lunch
The 1st Annual Herb Festival is a full day of fun &…Continue
Added by Liz & Dan on February 19, 2017 at 5:30pm — No Comments
Welcome to the Resources page for the City of Peoria Sustainable U Class titled "Planting Your Fall Garden". I'm glad you've come to visit and hope you find this information useful and helpful! Please don't hesitate to ask questions, this website is a great resource with lots of people here with years of experience growing in the desert.
A PDF of the class powerpoint is available to download here:…Continue
Added by Liz & Dan on August 12, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments
There are a lot of new folks here and I thought I might share a few of my favorite things about this website...
One of the best functions I love about this website is the search function at the top right corner of the page. If you want to know what has been posted about a certain topic (i.e. chicken scorpion stings, harvest…Continue
Wicking Bed Experiment
So I used our neighbor’s old kiddie pool to try a proof of concept this summer. A Wicking bed is simply an enclosed reservoir of water over which you put a growing medium and grow stuff. It is supposed to be low water use and the research I found was intriguing enough to want to try it!…Continue
Hello fellow Permies,
Did you know about the fantastic video section on this website? We have an entire series on food preservation created by Purdue University titled "Putting Foods By" by Sue Berg from the Monroe County Extension Service and Stephanie Solomon from Mother Hubbard's Cupboard demonstrate different ways of stretching your food dollar and preserving food in your own home with the following techniques:…Continue
For those who don't know, UofA has a great Cooperative Extension office here in Phoenix. Uof's
Well the peach harvest keep rolling in like a tidal wave here! Sunday Doreen and I spent the morning picking peaches at a friend’s house, he’s out of town and the harvest doesn’t wait for our vacation schedules! His peach tree is only 5 years old, but we must have harvested around 100 pounds of peaches off that one tree!…Continue
Added by Liz & Dan on July 29, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments
Phenomenal example of an Herb Spiral at Joan Baron's home