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: 166
Latest Activity: 15 minutes 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.

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Comment by Idaho Spud 15 minutes ago

Nice Patricia.  I didn't plant any of those things this year.  I miss broccoli and cauliflower, but I never know what to do with peppers.  My mother used to stuff them with meat and other things.  I should try that sometime.

Comment by Patricia 11 hours ago

Just picked, broccoli, cauliflower, & peppers.

Comment by Idaho Spud 14 hours ago

Daniel, how are your bees doing?

When I finish my work for the day, I often watch the bees and wonder a few things about their work.  

I've noticed that each flower get a visit about once a minute.  Do you know if they leave any nectar or pollen for the next bee when they visit a flower?   If depleted, do you know how long it takes a flower to produce enough to interest another bee?

Comment by Idaho Spud 17 hours ago

Randall, how does your neighbor's commercial corn fair?  I assume  commercial corn is not flattened or people couldn't afford to raise it.  Perhaps the large amount means the stalks protect each other from the wind.

Comment by Randall Smith 22 hours ago

It's been 50 years since I learned (and have since forgotten) how to graft in a college botany class. I may have to review the techniques.

Happy to pick up 0.6" of rain last night. Not so happy the storm flattened my sweet corn. It happens every year! Grrr. At least I haven't seen any raccoons (thanks, Molly dog!).

Comment by Joan Denoo yesterday

Daniel, thanks for reminding me of Cycle of Life page!

Those grafts look very healthy. I am eager to learn how the fruit progresses. 

Comment by Sentient Biped yesterday

Barbara, thank you so much for the Monsanto list.  It's a very important topic for me, too.

Comment by Sentient Biped yesterday

Joan, that is truly wonderful news!! And a wonderful name too! I would love to invite you to also add the news to the Cycle of Life page, as a happy event!

Today I bud grafted some cherries and plums.  I wanted to convert 2 non-productive cherry trees into ones that we like, so I grafted buds.  If they take, next year I can cut the original branches back to the buds, then the buds grow and it's the new variety.    I also added 2 more varieties of Asian plum to a mature, nonproductive Asian plum tree, as pollinating varieties and to get those plums, and because I can.

These are the grafts I did on the same tree in June.  Grafting is really very easy once you get over the unknowns and read about it or take a class.

Comment by Randall Smith yesterday

Hurrah, Joan! My farmer daughter's name is Emily Grace, named after my grandmother. All four of my kids included family names. I think it's a neat tradition. To some extent, they have followed suit.

Comment by Patricia on Saturday

My kids weren't breast fed, but about 6 months was when the odors began.

 

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