Godless in the garden

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Godless in the garden

Welcome to gardeners, growers of veggies, fruits, flowers, and trees!  

 

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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.

Discussion Forum

Permaculture Transformation In 90 Days

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo yesterday. 2 Replies

Backyard Organic Garden

Started by Joan Denoo on Tuesday. 0 Replies

Sugar Baby

Started by Don. Last reply by Don on Sunday. 11 Replies

Evans Bali cherry

Started by Don. Last reply by Don on Sunday. 4 Replies

Asparagus

Started by Čenek Sekavec. Last reply by Idaho Spud on Saturday. 4 Replies

Some pictures from my garden

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 26. 7 Replies

The Next Green Revolution May Rely on Microbes

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Sentient Biped Jun 30. 2 Replies

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Comment by Sentient Biped on April 24, 2014 at 10:01pm
I think cutworms work lower.
I was very discouraged the week by deer damage. Damn giant rodents.
maybe you have giant rabbits?
Comment by k.h. ky on April 24, 2014 at 9:39pm
Does anyone know if it's to early for cut worms? Something cut a shrub back so badly l thought my g daughters had been at it with pruning shears. Whatever it was cut off stems as thick as pencils and about waste high. That rules out rabbits. It's not deer because it's cut crooked. Rabbits have been eating hostas so I know what that looks like.
Comment by Randall Smith on April 24, 2014 at 7:19am

Thanks, Daniel. My linden is just now budding leaves. It'll be another month before I have blossoms and bees.

Comment by Sentient Biped on April 23, 2014 at 8:33pm
Randall have fun drive careful. Eat some of the local cuisine.

Today my bee shipment came. I just got them settled in. This year I hope they have some good linden blossons and a few on the sourwood I pkanted ladt fall. If they just survive I will be happy.
Comment by Randall Smith on April 23, 2014 at 8:09am

I'll be taking a "retiree's vacation" starting the 25th of April. I'm going to Utah- the Moab and Arches N.P area to do a Wilderness Volunteer service (trail work) trip for a week. When I return, the garden will have sprouted, hopefully!

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 22, 2014 at 11:45pm

Randy, Oh, I don't think the honeysuckle I have is different than your invasive kind. I just keep it very closely trimmed to get out all the dead stuff from the previous years, and tied up so they top my fence. It is a time intensive task but one that I enjoy. 

Today, I started on the south raised bed with its grossly overgrown plants that had no attention last year. I dodged rain showers and was able to do about half. I came inside to a lovely dinner Cary prepared, sauerkraut and sausages with toasted buns with chipotle sprinkled on.

I live in paradise.  

Comment by Randall Smith on April 22, 2014 at 8:19am

That is so cool, Joan! I never thought of doing a generational garden. Around here, honeysuckle is considered an invasive. Perhaps it's a different species.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 21, 2014 at 9:32am

Randy, you are so productive, so much done and so early. 
I spent about an hour in the garden trimming the honeysuckle. If I try earlier, I can't tell living from dead wood, if I wait too long, it is difficult to separate the vines. I tie them up on the fence so they hang above the compost bins. 

Laura and Larry took me out for dinner with a lot of stimulating conversation to conquer the problems of the world. Returned for coffee and sweet treats and a tour of my garden. Larry built raised bed for a garden on their property in the forest. They have the usual forest folks who like to nibble dig, and pull things out. In addition to wonderful dogs and cats that keep wildlife away from the garden and buildings, he has fenced the vegetable garden. 

They created a "Generation Garden" where they have plants from my garden; I took root cuttings from both my grandmothers' gardens and my great-grandmothers grave. My great-grandchildren have this garden from six generations. 

Comment by Randall Smith on April 21, 2014 at 6:44am

"Godless Progress" in the garden! I finally got the rototiller started (new gas helps!). Over the weekend, I planted many seeds--(can't wait for those edible pod peas) and some hardy greenhouse transplants (broc, cab, caul). Potatoes were already in. I put up a 2' chicken wire fence to discourage the rabbits and my new dog from entering a section. Although, since I've had the dog (Molly, the mastiff, for two weeks now), I haven't seen a rabbit. I may try an early corn planting, taking a chance on a late frost. I never plant corn all at once anyway. Now, sit back and watch nature do its thing! 

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 20, 2014 at 10:46am

Isn't it fun, Spud, to learn as you garden? You become your own best authority. Your watermelons from last year were glorious and interesting to follow their development. 

I choose plants that are short season as well. I grew Brandywine tomatoes in Texas and they were delicious. I tried them in Spokane and got 15 bushels of green tomatoes. I went outside on the first freeze of the season and picked them in the dark, hands freezing, and I remember that night very well. Obviously, we had lots of fried green tomatoes, green tomato pies (tasted a bit like apple pie) and green tomato sauce.  

 

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