Summer Gardening, Goats and Urban Farming Print

Eight O' Clock Hour John Jay Harper

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Segment 1 (running time 11:55)

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Weekly Gardening Tip with Jay Harper of Harper's Nurseries

  • It's time to feed the plants that feed you.  For their best care, Jay recommends Organo Citrus Food, which can be found at your local nursery.

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  • Blue, what to do with our agaves

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Sweet Jennifer Product Testing: Hoses

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Charlene, when does she prune her gardenias

Recommendation: End of January or beginning of February

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  • Pomegranate is not sweet and seeds are white
Recommendation: needs more water
  • bark on Australian Bottle tree is only a year old and bark is peeling
Recommendation: Go Natural Tree Paint
  • Steve, has a Javalina in his front yard
Recommendation: Fencing, check with your Home Owners Association

Special Guest in the Studio: Kristy Wilheim---Garden Nerd.com: Gardening for Geeks

Bio-Intensive, putting a lot of stuff in a little space, adapting the soil to these conditions
  • Mel Barthlomew, Square Foot Gardening
  • Preservation categorizing, storing
  • Explore different methods for sustainability

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  • Barry, is bluegrass appropriate for Elgin.  Does he need to do soil prep and is this the right time to plant
Recommendation: Yes, Blue Grass and Rye, yes treat the soil, til it, gypsum, compost

Sonoita: Kentucky Derby, next week Quarter Horse Show

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  • Sheree, has St. Augustine that is not growing, what kind of fertilizer
Recommendation: Turf Royale or Four Seasons 21-7-14 with Sulfur

Re-cap of the tip: Fertilize Citrus Memorial Day, feed everything in your yard, Roses once a month and your summer grass

Nine O' Clock Hour with Rosie and Romey

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Special Guest in the Studio: Greg Peterson from UrbanFarm.org

Mother's Day Give Away from Jewelry and Estate Gallery by G. Darrell Olson

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Julie Murphee from Arizona Farm Bureau

What is Gluten?
  • A part of wheat, a gluten intolerance is like glue in your intestines and food will not digest properly.

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  • Jack, has a woodpecker that wakes him up every morning and is getting popping noises in his house

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  • Jack, has woodpeckers that are loud in the morning
Recommendation: Tabasco, How to get rid of woodpeckers, Chip Board, cut a curve in every piece of chip board, listen to our podcast for Rosie's step by step Chip Board solution.

Deckover the pool, then put raised planters on the deck

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More with Greg Peterson from UrbanFarm.org

Root Phoenix: Urban Farming Day today! 

Ten O' Clock Hour with Rosie and Romey

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Special Guest in the Studio: Kari Spencer from The Micro Farm Project

Benefits of Goats/Goat Guidelines
  • Great for lactose intolerance
  • Need more than one
  • Need 100 Sq. ft for containment, they will eat everything if not contained
  • Need males and females for breeding, then seperate the males from the females

Ranch at Fossil Creek

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Sweet Life Garden Arcadia Tour

Goat Milk Legalities
  • To sell milk legally need to pasteurize
  • Feed often, can be expensive: alfalfa and goat feed

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  • Kim, are her dead tomatoes due to watering or heat

Recommendation: Tomatoes are easily over-watered

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  • Kim, has dead tomatoes

Recommendation: Be sure to rotate your plants, especially if there is an infected area, 10 ft away

Recommendation:

  • $250-300 per goat
  • Goat will want to get out
  • It will need to get used to you

Sonoita Quarter House Show

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Uses for goat products
  • Dairy
  • Paint
  • Goat meat is lower in fat than beef or chicken

If you want to find goats, go to Craig's List

  • Allow babies to get a good month, before asking it to produce milk

Greg Peterson and Kari Spencer can be found at Root Phoenix, Growing through the Basics starts Monday! Go see them today to ask about your Urban Farm!

Urban Farming: Summer Gardens and Goats--Sweet Jennifer's Resource Guide