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New to Cave Creek--Anyone live near me who gardens?

Posted by makeupartistaz 9, Cave Creek, AZ. ( on
Mon, May 5, 14 at 19:58

I moved to Cave Creek about a year ago and put in a garden and 20 fruit trees. Trees are doing ok but garden not so good.I grew heirloom tomatoes in Ky and they don't look good here. I had much better luck growing veggies there. I would love to connect with some one who lives near me that I could come see your garden and you are welcome to come see mine if you like.
I have a large yard with lots of different kinds of cactus I could share cuttings if you like. Also have lots of Aloe Vera I can give you if you want some.
Hope to hear from you!

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RE: New to Cave Creek--Anyone live near me who gardens?

Hi Carol, I live in casa grande, I don't think that's too far..let me know if you would like to visit..

RE: New to Cave Creek--Anyone live near me who gardens?

I live in North Phoenix so our conditions are about the same. I don't know how large an area you're gardening or what you've tried so far so I can only speak generally. One thing I learned about growing here vs. Pennsylvania is that you have to pick the right varieties, get the timing exactly right, get the irrigation right, baby the heck out of most of them, and with a little luck it'll all work out. Be liberal in adding organic matter and grow legume green manure/cover crops if you have the space and it'll definitely give your vegetables a good chance. Drip irrigation has helped quite a bit in my case. With it I can tweak the watering schedule very precisely.


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