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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.

Sentient Biped's Garden Blog. Happy to add a different feed if there are suggestions.

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Comment by Sentient Biped on January 26, 2014 at 12:56pm

Growing potatoes in containers. I've done this several years. Mostly I've used potting soil. This video is from Osmocote, so no surprise they recommend that. I always grow mine organically.

 

 

Comment by Sentient Biped on January 25, 2014 at 12:23pm
Joan what an interesting and pretty flower!
Comment by Joan Denoo on January 25, 2014 at 11:16am

I ran across this plant that looks interesting for the zone 6-10 gardens. With winters we have (UDSA Zone 5, such as this one with virtually no snow and very cold temps, it probably is not a plant for my garden. Unfortunately! ... And I will give it a try. 

Hardy Gloxinia Incarvillea delavayi

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season
Flowers are good for cutting
Suitable for growing in containers

Comment by Sentient Biped on January 21, 2014 at 11:30am

Interestng idea - 

Hudson Valley Seed Library 

"Ken Greene started the Seed Library in 2004 while working as a Librarian at the Gardiner Public Library in Gardiner, New York. Having developed a strong interest in preserving heirloom seed varieties, he decided to add them to the library catalog so that patrons could "check them out," grow them in their home gardens, and then "return" saved seed at the end of the season. The program was a small but successful endeavor--one of the first of its kind in the country. After four years of running the program at the library, Ken and his partner Doug decided to turn the library into a mission-driven, homestead-based small business--which it still is today."

I'm really encouraged by now many grass-roots endeavors there are out there now to preserve and proliferate heritage, noncorporate seeds and pay them forward for new generations.  The seed library idea sounds awesome.

Comment by Plinius on January 21, 2014 at 7:48am

You give me energy, just by thinking of me! Thank you!

Comment by Patricia on January 20, 2014 at 1:42pm

If it were possible Chris, I'd come & make your meals for you & do your laundry or something.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 20, 2014 at 2:35am

Chris, your challenges are formidable just now. Your garden will wait until you have the energy and time to play again. You taking good care of yourself? 

Late winter color 

Comment by Plinius on January 20, 2014 at 1:44am

I'm afraid I'll have so much work for the next months that I can't even begin in my garden.

Comment by Patricia on January 19, 2014 at 2:20pm

My husband is beginning to get anxious about the gardening too, but we still have a lot of snow. We're mild as well so melting is slowly occurring but plants are a long way off yet.

Comment by Sentient Biped on January 19, 2014 at 9:12am

Thank you Patricia.  Anxious for Spring!  Still a long way away!

In this area, daffodils start pushing their first leaves out of the ground now.  That tells me there is life in there.  The garlic plants look pretty good for January.  But we can still have freezes until May.

It's mild now.  We are wondering about the lack of usual rain.

 

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