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Vegetable Fruit Gardens Trees

Post  DukeRule on Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:51 pm

Some complexes offer small plots for tenants to plant vegetables. If we do not want to have garden plots, could we at least offer some large containers for container gardens? These could be built and placed along the back walls where there is a lot of sun. Or, would the pool area be better since it is nearer water?

Maybe we could have a class offered on this at the meeting hall?

Why would we not plant fruit trees instead of other trees? I don't know anything about this, I am not from Arizona. Cerros means citrus, I think. It would be very appropriate to plant fruit trees and harvest them to enjoy the fruits.

Could there be a poll to see if we have interest in some plantings of gardens, fruit, vegetable, flower, organic or inorganic?

Thank you. I would like to meet other gardeners here. It would be interesting to learn what would grow in the desert and to eat healthy, organically grown food. Perhaps we attend garden walks to become educated?


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I would love fresh veggies!

Post  Bree215 on Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:50 pm

Tomatoes and cucumbers were plants that my grandfather easily grew in his backyard garden. I think the idea of a growing area is great, but we would need clear responsibility (and accountability) to ensure they do not die and end up becoming an eyesore as opposed to a source of fresh produce.

Cerros means "hills", so hills house on hills street. Smile cute, huh?

I love the smell of fresh citrus trees, lemons, limes, and grapefruits, ideally. Or even oranges. Any greenthumbs know about the plausibility of these endeavors?
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Thoughts on community garden and citrus tree planting

Post  BevLR on Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:28 pm

It is a little ironic that there should be discussion regarding the planting of citrus trees, as Baseline Road used to have citrus orchards and commercial flower gardens on the North side of the street from the I-10 all the way to the Avenues that were torn out by the builders of the various subdivisions. I really like this idea, but they will be more expensive. I really hope that we don't see any more Olive trees planted as so many people suffer from allergies and Olive trees are one of the worst allergy triggers. sunny

As far as a community garden, its a little more difficult. My sister in England rents a small plot in a community garden close to her house. The whole community garden is completely fenced and only those renting the plots have keys to the gate. This prevents vandalism and theft of the produce, ensuring that only those who actually do the work of planting, fertilizing, watering (lugging buckets to the plot) and maintenance get to reap the rewards. On our grounds this fencing would be a bit unsightly and I can't think of a practical answer unless we planted fast growing Oleanders to shield the fence from view. santa


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