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!

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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 Randall Smith on February 12, 2014 at 7:50am

Not with this method, but I've "been there, done that" with trying to start veggies early (in the basement). With mixed results, I decided the effort wasn't worth the final product. I'll just wait for Spring. But lots of luck with your project, Daniel!

Comment by Sentient Biped on February 11, 2014 at 9:51pm

I think this will be my weekend project.  It will help me get more plants started early for the vegetable and flower gardens.  It looks very easy and inexpensive to make  Much better idea than anything I could think of.

 

 

Comment by Randall Smith on February 10, 2014 at 8:04am

One thing sorta neat about a "snow garden"--animal tracks. Mostly rabbit, but I see deer, 'possum, raccoon, dogs. No bear. And vole runs--if only I could catch them. What ever happened to hibernation?  Persimmons are snatched up as soon as they hit the ground. Any leftover "stalks" in my garden are nibbled on. Wild animals have to eat, too.

Comment by Sentient Biped on February 9, 2014 at 10:10am

As far as I'm concerned, anyone who digs into the ground with a rusty shovel, to plant a tomato or an apple tree, is a "real gardener". Some of us are more obsessed than others. Some are more relaxed.

Comment by Randall Smith on February 9, 2014 at 8:27am

Joan, I don't know about me being a "real gardener". I'm really not. Till, sow, weed, and harvest--that's the bottom line. I don't even prune my fruit trees (looks awful and it's too much work!). Now my son-in-law, that's different. He IS a "real gardener"--a farmer gardener. Have you checked out www.silverthorn-farm.com ?  I'm going now to Eugene urban farm as you mentioned. 

Comment by Sentient Biped on February 8, 2014 at 6:05pm
Joan keep warm and safe!
Comment by Sentient Biped on February 8, 2014 at 6:05pm
Joan Cary is right! I am going through gardening withdrawal!

Today we cant get the car out of the garage. Its ok, so many go through so much worse challenge. Feb is the beginning of the end of winter. I hope!
Comment by Joan Denoo on February 7, 2014 at 9:32pm

Randall, what a beautiful tree and so prolific! It must be a real pleasure to stroll in your garden. You are a real gardener, facing many challenges to get a crop from beloved trees and never knowing if the weather and pests and diseases and birds and squirrels will leave any fruit for your enjoyment. 

Daniel, I have been watching your storm as it moves across our area. Cary tells me another is over your home now and headed our way. Yes, this is a long, long winter. No snow until now, and now very cold temps with snow on top of ice. Very treacherous walking and driving. 

Watching as weather intrudes on places that are not prepared for winter conditions. I can't even imagine going out in such conditions. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 7, 2014 at 9:21pm

I ran across this site while looking for something else. 

EugeneBackyardFarmer

@EugeneUrbanFarm

An urban farming supply store that is passionate about bringing simplicity, sustainability and self-reliance to community back yards.

and 

Comment by Randall Smith on February 7, 2014 at 7:44am

I get that leaf curl disease, too. Plus I lose whole limbs on my pear trees--they just up and die. And I suspect apple tree limbs have died from woodpeckers drilling holes encircling around. With the sub-zero temperatures we've had, I'm fairly positive I won't have peaches, nectarines, or almonds (in the peach family of species). That's the usual "rule of thumb". Apples and pears will be okay. By the way, I absolutely love nectarines--no fuzz!

 

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