Wayne Mackenzie wrote:I use tree tubes.
They’ve worked well at protecting from desiccating wind, UV, and critters.
Joseph Lofthouse wrote:I'd recommend seeding the grasses during cool weather, just before several days of rain are expected. Might as well get them germinated as soon after planting as possible. I prefer fall planting grasses over spring planting cause the plants can get a better root system before hot weather arrives. Very early spring is almost as good as fall. With other cover crop seeds, try to match planting dates to their preferred germination conditions. Again just before several days of rain are expected may reduce predation.
Bonnie Kuhlman wrote:We're in AZ about 40 miles north of Prescott. Elevation is about 4500', very alkaline soil, windy, late frosts, seasonal monsoons. We've been here about 2.5 years, still trying to figure it out. Previous owner left us with a small orchard, large blackberry patch, and fairly good soil. One of our biggest challenges is the late frost. It warms up in Feb. and trees start to bud, then late frost in May kills it. We got a fair crop off the apple trees this year. One plum actually had about 7 fruit but the birds got them. That was the only stone fruit that's actually set fruit.
We have a hoop house, but haven't had much success in there so far. Thought I could overwinter some of my potted plants in there, but overnight freezes took them out. I'm thinking I'll just use it to start seeds later.
kevin stewart wrote:Sandy
I assume you are west of flagstaff. I'll wave as i drive by.
Actally i did have april showers the first april i was out there. It snowed. I was so worried about my "primitive" roads turning into slush that i took off, not to return for months.
I don't have a "seed bank" as much as i save seeds, or is that the same thing? This year is the big seedling starter.
Shawn, have a look at the new mexico seedling program.
It's for people who own land in new mexico.
nancy sutton wrote:After wrestling with a jam jar with a handle on it for a few years, I had occasion to become familiar with the hospital's urine collection method - the 'hat' I bought 2 from Amazon for minimal $, and now use them - never 'miss' or hit my hand It is a bother to take out and empty into into the watering can, but it's natural and free.
BTW, has it been addressed yet why dog pee yellows lawns ? does ours? Is it a matter of them using the same spot repeatedly, if posssible?
Michael Cox wrote:
Eric Thompson wrote:Roses respond great to willow water! You should be able to propagate it. As far as controlling it? Roses want to be a thicket and they will quickly develop an impassable area - but they may be a pain to try to train in a meaningful way. So of course I would suggest doing it for the thrill and danger of what might happen
I propagated a bunch of different roses last year just by sticking winter prunings in a pot full of soil and leaving them outside until spring. Most of them rooted. I just used sections of 1 year old stem about 1ft long.