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Godless in the garden

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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!

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Growing Fruits
Wild Parsnip - It can burn skin.
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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.

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Comment by A Former Member on May 16, 2012 at 8:08am

Fun idea Michael. I was trying to find this post I saw once on another site in which someone had converted old toasters, old radios and TVs, and other trash items into planters, but I can't seem to find it. Oh well, you can visualize...

Comment by A Former Member on May 16, 2012 at 7:59am

Just ran across this:

 

5 Ways to Use Eggshells in Your Garden

5 Ways to Use Eggshells in Your Garden

A normal person looks at an egg and thinks “omelet” or “frittata.” A gardener (especially one who tends to be on the obsessive end of the spectrum) looks at an egg and thinks “yes! Eggshells!”

Five Ways to Use Eggshells in Your Garden

1. Add crushed eggshells to the bottom of planting holes, especially for tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant. These crops are susceptible to blossom end rot, which is caused by calcium deficiency. While this deficiency is most often caused by improper watering, there’s no harm in making sure your plants have a steady source of calcium. As the eggshells break down, they’ll nourish the soil, and your plants.

2. Use eggshells as pots for starting plants from seed. Then plant the seedling, “pot” and all, into the garden.

3. Use crushed eggshells to deter slugs, snails, and cutworms. These garden pests are a real pain in the gardener’s neck, and cutworms are the worst, killing seedlings by severing the stems at soil level. All three of these pests have soft undersides, and dislike slithering across anything sharp. Crushed eggshells, applied to the soil’s surface, may help deter these pests.

4. Add them to the compost pile. If you aren’t planting tomatoes or trying to deter slugs, add the eggshells to your compost pile, where they’ll add calcium to your finished compost.

5. If you are feeding birds in your yard, crush up the eggshells and add them to a dish near the feeder. Female birds, particularly those who are getting ready to lay eggs or recently finished laying, require extra calcium and will definitely appreciate it!

No matter how you want to use them, be sure to rinse the shells out well before using them in the garden.

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/5-ways-to-use-eggshells-in-your-ga...

Comment by Michael R Mills on May 16, 2012 at 7:22am

Saw this too and think it's  a project I can use: http://lifeonthebalcony.com/how-to-turn-a-pallet-into-a-garden/

Comment by Michael R Mills on May 16, 2012 at 7:19am

Just saw those flower pots on Pinterest yesterday - it's a fun idea!

Comment by Sandi on May 16, 2012 at 6:39am

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 15, 2012 at 1:52am

 Black bugbane are beautiful! I've never had one; do they have any disease or pest problems? I like the design idea of purples and blacks and silver/blue color combinations. That is a great idea. And somewhere in the garden a white combination for night wanderings. 

The Bloodgood maple is pretty and I have not seen it before. You guys have such great plants. Great ideas. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 15, 2012 at 1:41am

Dallas, thank you, I do know how to make Hollendaise sauce. Tomorrow night's dinner salad. 

Comment by A Former Member on May 14, 2012 at 10:37pm

Black bugbane, I think, is Black Cohosh.  It's used to treat menopausal symptoms.

 

Just what I need then. Yes, an image search for cohosh does bring up that same plant. The way those flowers stick up and out like that is so elegant.

 

I like plants with black or maroon leaf color, and have several in my yard, including a Bloodgood maple.

 

Oh, so do I. Love purples and blacks. I always thought it'd be really cool to do a garden of nothing but purple/blacks and the silver/blue leaved plants all mixed together. With black flowers, like the black pansies or black tulips.

 

I looked up that bloodgood maple. That's just gorgeous. Japanese maples are the best. So beautiful. Oen nursury here has a little outbuilding with a covered patio and a pond with a bridge in front -- just a little ol' thing. But they have this Japanese maple planted there that's got a lot of little fine, almost feathery, light lime green leaves. It almost looks like a giant green puff ball just floating above the water.

 

Recently in Tx they've started selling black mondo grass, but it's very expensive. $12.99 for a 6" pot, and it's a slow grower. Here's a pic:

 

 

 

 

Comment by Sentient Biped on May 14, 2012 at 10:26pm

MRM, by the way, thanks for commenting, and welcome!

Comment by Sentient Biped on May 14, 2012 at 10:18pm

MRM, I don't worry about it at all.  I save up the crushed shells, and spread them all over the place.  Wild guess, I've probably spread 20 pounds of eggshell in my yard and in the compost in the past 5 years.

 

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