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.

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Comment by Idaho Spud on July 17, 2014 at 3:21pm

This morning, in my godless garden, I got a handful of raspberries, and they were good.  The ones to come on next will be better because they're getting more sun.

Comment by Randall Smith on July 17, 2014 at 7:25am

I love looking at other's photos. I get ideas from them. I also get envious.

Joan, after reading your comments, I should appreciate my woodshed more! I built it from my torn down garage and scraps of wood from here and there. Serves the purpose of keeping firewood dry.

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 16, 2014 at 4:57pm

Steph, I will be watching for them.  

Comment by Steph S. on July 16, 2014 at 4:41pm

I have some pictures I just took in my garden and will be posting them as soon as I get them off my iPhone.

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 16, 2014 at 4:34pm

Randy, your home, garden and wood shed are just perfect ... a kind of Shangri-La, a paradise! Seeing your place, it brings back the memories of my former row garden and how different it was to tend it than the one I have now. I love the meditation aspect of my  present design, but do have a longing for rows of corn, beets, carrots, onion, lettuce kohlrabi, turnips, cabbages and beans. 

Your home is so charming, lovely colors and healthy looking plants to greet you home. The wide porch with chairs invites one into a sanctuary. 

I absolutely love the woodshed! We always had one when I was a kid. There is something about going into a woodshed, with the smells, the mice racing back and forth, the cats after them, that rings memory bells for me. Now I have a tool shed and a garage where I store my garden equipment and supplies and enjoy them greatly ... just not like a woodshed with wood smells. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 16, 2014 at 4:25pm

We had a dreadful downpour the other day after a very unpleasantly hot spell. Everything was beaten to the ground, but yesterday morning, everything was standing back upright, as bright and clean and happy as can be. It seems that nitrogen and phosphorous come with electric storms, and so give the plants a nice food boost. It was too muggy to work in the garden yesterday, even though the skies were clear. The temperature and humidity were right up there. 

Today was glorious. I was able to stay in the garden until 12:30 before being forced in by the temperature. 

  

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 16, 2014 at 4:21pm

Since I created the meditation garden 18 years ago, I have a very limited space for raspberries. The ground is extremely fertile and the berries are so big they pull the canes down to the ground. I have one batch tied up to the fence and had a glorious time this morning eating as I pulled weeds and tended to other tasks.

The squirrels and birds have a patch about 6' x 6' that I didn't tie up and I eat the top belayer of berries, the critters run in and out getting the berries deep inside the thicket. Old Mr. Notch Tail Squirrel picks a berry deep inside the thicket, comes out and sits on my east box and looks at me as he devours the most luscious looking berries. He appears to be mocking me, that he has access to them and I don't.  

The birds fly in and out of the thicket with great felicity and sometimes swoop close to my head as they fly to the water source and seed feeders. 

Comment by Patricia on July 16, 2014 at 2:27pm

Everything looks lush & healthy, Randy.

Comment by Randall Smith on July 16, 2014 at 7:49am

Thank you, everyone. I've lived here for 37 years, the last 15 alone (gone are 4 kids and their mother). It requires considerable work and maintainence, not to mention attention to my farm property (5 miles away: silverthorn-farm.com). It's a labor of love, needlss to say.

Yes, Spud, the surrounding corn and bean fields are farmed by a friend. My farm house belonged to the original land owner (one acre plus 79 in crops).

Comment by Plinius on July 16, 2014 at 12:40am

It's wonderful Randall! I'm green with jealousy, and very glad that you have such a beautiful place!

 

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