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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!

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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!

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 Joan Denoo on June 17, 2013 at 10:10pm

I use Diatomaceous earth  scattered around plants that slugs like.

I also throw egg shells in the compost, and when I spread the well composted material in the garden, slugs tend to go someplace else. Your berries and peas look so good.

I would think just putting chicken wire as you have already done will keep some of the gnawing down. Maybe with a little support to keep it off the plants. 

I know what you mean about no energy. My garden is as pretty as it has ever been, even though I have done virtually no work out there this spring. The roses, clematis, iris, peonies, honeysuckle and allium grow very lushly.

My Ladybugs arrived this afternoon, and all of them lived. I didn't have the energy to spread them, so just wet down the foliage and opened the sack in a protected place in the shade and with water. There are billions of aphids for them to feed on. Cary took some of them to the front, so I expect they will self-distribute.   

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 17, 2013 at 9:53pm
"I planted the zucchini an butternut squash seedlings, started in containers 2 weeks ago.Do any of you know if rabbits and deer eat squash plants?"
I don't know, but I have two gardening friends I asked and will let you know what they say.
My guess is both rabbits and deer love such succulent treats.
Comment by Sentient Biped on June 17, 2013 at 9:13pm

Chris - thanks.  Your pic makes a beautiful logo.

Comment by Plinius on June 17, 2013 at 1:28am

Of course you can, Sentient! I feel honoured!

Comment by Sentient Biped on June 16, 2013 at 7:58pm

Chris, can I use your beech photo for the group icon for a while?  I like to change it every couple of months.  I love that photo.

Also, Dominic, your bromeliad photo too?  I can do that in another month or so.

Comment by Sentient Biped on June 16, 2013 at 7:54pm

This weekend, I planted the zucchini an butternut squash seedlings, started in containers 2 weeks ago.Do any of you know if rabbits and deer eat squash plants?  

I didn't have the ambition to build another raised bed, so they are just in the soil.  If nothing eats them in the next couple of weeks, I can build a cage around them.

All I need is a couple of bowls of something once in a while, to make it worthwhile.  We ate the tart cherries off the tree this week.  There were only a couple of handfulls - the tree is 3 years old, 6 feet tall, so not many cherries yet.  They were very good.  Juicy.

Here's today's production.  The snowpeas are "Oregon giant".  They are so good, even at a large size, they are good eaten out of hand.

Comment by Patricia on June 16, 2013 at 1:05am

My husband gently waters the peppers twice a day, Sentient, but I'll ask about the food. He's lost a couple of broccoli to cutworm as they were broken off right at ground level, but he's quite puzzled with the peppers. He can't find any information in any of his books.

Comment by Sentient Biped on June 16, 2013 at 12:22am

Dominic, that bromeliad is awesome.  Strange and striking!

Patricia, are the peppers too dry?  Too much plant food?  Hard to say....  A lot of mine have been eaten - probably slugs - but no leaf curling.

Comment by Annie Thomas on June 12, 2013 at 7:32pm

Wow Dominic!  That's quite a show!  Thanks so much for sharing.

Chris-  I enjoyed your beech leaves photo.

Comment by Patricia on June 12, 2013 at 6:58pm

Very interesting bloom Dominic, thanks for the info.

Anyone have any ideas on why my husband's sweet pepper plant leaves are curling & browning?

 

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