Godless in the garden

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Godless in the garden

Welcome to gardeners, growers of veggies, fruits, flowers, and trees!  

 

Welcome  backyard hen enthusiasts, worm farmers, beekeepers & composters!

Location: Planet Earth
Members: 168
Latest Activity: 12 hours ago

Welcome to Eden!

If you like to dig in the dirt, plant & prune, grow food & flowers, or sit and watch as someone else does your landscaping, you'll find something here to discuss!

Selected topics, in no particular order:
Moon Phase Widget here. Moon phase topic here.
What's your gardening style?
Frugal gardening.
Backyard Chickens here. here. here. here.
Growing Fruits
Wild Parsnip - It can burn skin.
Why buy locally-grown plants?
Squirrels.
bees.
Cheap gardening.
Buy locally grown plants to prevent blight transmission here.
Grow lots of fruits in a small space, by backyard orchard culture.

Discussion Forum

Backyard Organic Garden

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Sentient Biped Sep 7. 4 Replies

Permaculture Transformation In 90 Days

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Aug 27. 2 Replies

Sugar Baby

Started by Don. Last reply by Don Aug 24. 11 Replies

Evans Bali cherry

Started by Don. Last reply by Don Aug 24. 4 Replies

Asparagus

Started by Čenek Sekavec. Last reply by Idaho Spud Aug 23. 4 Replies

Some pictures from my garden

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 26. 7 Replies

The Next Green Revolution May Rely on Microbes

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Sentient Biped Jun 30. 2 Replies

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Comment by Idaho Spud 12 hours ago

After a month, my Ginger plant has a sprout above the compost in my large pot.  Last evening, I noticed a bump in the compost, brushed it aside, and saw the sprout just at the surface.  This morning, only 12 hours later, it's 1 inch tall.

For 3 weeks I kept it at an average of 50 % relative humidity, and 79 F.  The last week I kept it at 85 F.

Comment by Randall Smith 15 hours ago

Crap. I forgot to plant fall peas. Too late now. Oh well--the variety I used in the spring was awful.

Comment by Idaho Spud yesterday

Two days ago, for the first time, I planted peas in the fall.  It's late for fall peas, but I mostly did it for a nitrogen-fixing cover crop, and to see what happens.

Comment by Randall Smith yesterday

Don, yep. Now's my time to dig garlic.  What I don't find, plus the scattered seed tops, grows in the spring. Nothing fancy or difficult. I'm probably doing it all wrong, but it works for me!

Comment by Joan Denoo on Wednesday

Our family tradition, and probably based on some old Farmers Almanac, plant garlic on the shortest day of the year and harvest it on the longest day. 

We can't plant anything on the shortest day, usually, because of frozen ground. I finish my autumn planting during the month of October. I have to turn our outside water off and drain pipes because we always have an early killing frost and broken pipes if I wait. So, my rule is, first week of Oct. blow out the water pipes. 

Comment by Don on Wednesday

You're pulling your garlic now, Randall?  Hereabouts, we're getting ready to plant garlic--in about a month.  It needs to winter over for good growth in this climate.  We harvest ours (stiffneck) in the summer, before the end of July, after the scapes have made a full turn.  It comes up easily after I loosen the bed a bit with a fork.

Comment by Randall Smith on Wednesday

Been digging in the dirt lately. It's potato and garlic time! Don't mind the former. It's finding the garlic that's tedious. Potatoes are bigger (and muddier) than usual, due to the rainy summer.

Comment by Randall Smith on Sunday

Barbara, rear or front end tines? I have a front end, but thinking about purchasing a rear end. My tiller is 30 years old and has seen better days. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 13, 2014 at 11:59am

Glad to hear you're happy with the tiller so far Barbara.

Comment by Don on September 13, 2014 at 11:35am

In my experience, a tine-driven tiller is pretty tough to maneuver in previously uncultivated soil, particularly clay soil or where there are rocks and roots.  Let us know how yours does in more difficult conditions, Barbara. 

 

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