Joe’s Dirt

Every day we walk all over of it. Kids get dirty with it. Dogs roll in it. Chickens take dust bathes in it. But do we really know what “it” is? “It” provides nutrients to plants, life to earth, and health to people. “It” is the ground, land, dirt, soil, and Earth that we see, […]

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What to plant in April

April is getting warmer, but you can still plant and harvest something from your garden. From now until July when the monsoons hit, we have our driest season. Make sure to monitor your garden and pots to make sure they are getting enough water. You may need to add 70% shade cloth to your tomatoes […]

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Whittle Bitty Farms

Whittle Bitty Farms started off as an urban farm in Joey Whittle’s backyard which is in Maricopa, Arizona. Joey was raised on a farm in the Midwest and always loved being one with nature. It was only natural for him to be a gardener and landscaper for the last 12 years. Recently, Joey started to […]

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Growing Food Can Teach Your Kids Lifetime Values

I was reading this great article “How Farmers Markets Can Teach Your Kids the Values of Local Food and Community Building” and thought it was great! It talks about how kids can learn at farmer markets and how family farms need the communities support because large agribusiness dominates the food production and I completely agree. […]

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What to Plant in Phoenix in February

February is the month we all wait for. It’s the time for planting mania here in the low desert. The traditional last frost date for the year is February 15, but we always press our luck and try planting earlier — especially when the weather has been so warm. Of course there is always the […]

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Money is More Powerful Than Votes

Today marks the day for a new President in the White House. President Barack Obama’s term has come to an end and President Donald Trump’s term begins. Our country as a nation is torn apart because of this. There are many people upset and dismayed because Obama is leaving or because Trump is starting or […]

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Lemon Peel Is Powerful Medicine

It’s citrus season in and around Phoenix, and if you don’t have a lemon, orange, or grapefruit tree in your yard, then you surely know someone who does. In fact, you will probably start seeing boxes of fruit sitting out on the curb for anyone to take. I think it’s one of the coolest things […]

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Superficial Resolutions

It’s that time of year again. You know it, I know it and your dog probably even knows it. It’s that time we all make new year’s resolutions. Many of us will have the same resolutions, few of us will stick with them. You or at least one person you know has probably committed to […]

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What to Plant in Phoenix in January

  January is usually the coldest month in Phoenix. Freeze warnings often occur several nights, so either protect your frost sensitive plants or just decide to let them go. Freezes are important because they kill some insects and plant diseases that would otherwise linger into the next season. They also help our deciduous fruit trees […]

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Blooming Beets is Booming!

Blooming Beets Kitchen is not like other restaurants. They don’t just serve you pretty looking food with a great taste. They serve you pretty looking food with a great taste and quality ingredients! Ingredients that don’t fog your brain, bloat your abdomen or flare up your sinuses. Ingredients that give you a wonderful taste and […]

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