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.

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Comment by king on May 1, 2014 at 9:18am
What do you guys do for pokeweed
Comment by king on May 1, 2014 at 9:16am
That brings it around I get it now
Comment by Plinius on May 1, 2014 at 9:09am

Schiedam, the Netherlands.

Comment by Sentient Biped on May 1, 2014 at 7:45am
I never thought of using a root feeder for weeding. So clever!

I have a lot of weeds right now. Staycation next week. Hope I can get some then.

Joan I loved doing grafting this winter. The season for it is over but I get to follow my progress. That was one of the more successful ones. Some others are taking off too. You are right whip and tongue is strong and does not leave exposed bare wood so seems healthy too.

We are not to last frost date yet. But it got into high 80s yesterday. I hooe there is no more frost.
Comment by king on May 1, 2014 at 4:07am
Plinius where are you from may I ask
Comment by Joan Denoo on May 1, 2014 at 1:32am

I'm impressed with your grafting successes. The whip and tongue graft looks complicated, but it does give strength, at least that is how it looks. I have never done a graft. This one looks so neat and precise. 

Comment by Plinius on May 1, 2014 at 1:19am

We had some light frost, a few months ago. From December till today every month has been 2 or 3 °C. too warm.

Comment by king on April 30, 2014 at 7:35pm

last frost date is gone round here

Comment by k.h. ky on April 30, 2014 at 10:55am
I use a 50gallon barrel with a lid to dispose of weeds. When it's full it gets dumped at the landfill and returned.
Comment by Idaho Spud on April 30, 2014 at 9:47am

Thanks for the information Joan.  That looks like a great way to get long-rooted plants.  

I try to get them after I've given the garden a good soaking, but then I pack the soil down and get my shoes muddy.  That tool would probably leave the soil around the spot relatively dry so it wouldn't be so bad to stand on.

I'm getting better at removing weeds as soon as I see them, so most of the time for the last couple of years, I've not had any trouble with hard to remove weeds.

Any I don't get to are usually not so deep that I can get them out with a long tool I push under the bottom of the root and pry them out.

I get rid of the small weeds with a long handled diamond hoe.  Does a great job.

I throw grass and weeds that re-sprout on the concrete for a few  days to dry out, then into the compost pile.

 

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