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!

Location: Planet Earth
Members: 165
Latest Activity: 53 minutes ago

Welcome to Eden!

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 Joan Denoo 53 minutes ago

A heat wave hit us hard this week after last week's one day of very heavy rain. Thankfully, the forest fires were brought under control during that time.  I didn't have my timers set for this heat wave and everything looked parched. The raspberries dried up, and after I increased the water, the ones coming ripe were huge, juicy and delightful. A handful of blueberries this morning and I am in Shangri-La! 

Lots of birds at the feeders. Did I tell you a flock of turkeys was in my back yard this week and left me a huge feather? There is a vacant lot with a huge basalt rock big as a house a few blocks east of me and a flock of turkeys have lived there for years. They come through the neighborhood on a regular basis and I keep cracked corn in front for them. I never thought they would come down the long driveway between my house and my neighbor's. They discovered the bird feeding stations I have back here and I suspect I will have regular visitors. 

Cary took photos of one of my garlic species that has gone to seed. It is pretty and quite unique. 

This is a stock photo of the same kind of garlic earlier in the summer: 

Here are Cary's photos of the same kind gone to seed:

 

Comment by Joan Denoo yesterday

Eating from food one produces just tastes better. Ćenek, your menu sounds delicious. 

Comment by Čenek Sekavec yesterday

Tonight I ate primarily from my garden. I made chili with herbs and onions, with sides of zucchini and red potatoes. Only the pinto beans were bought.

Comment by Patricia yesterday

I'm glad of the good crop because peppers can go up to $6.99 lb. in winter......& I refuse to pay that!

Comment by Patricia yesterday

I wash, cut them in half or quarters, & freeze the peppers Randy. No blanching. Then use them in soups, stews, pizzas, chili, spaghetti sauce, even salad. They don't lose their flavor. I cut them to the wanted size before completely thawing.

Comment by Joan Denoo on Tuesday

Spud, thank you for that wonderful film of 40 fruits. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on Tuesday

Did you click on the empty place?

It's the tree of 40 fruit video found here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9EuJ9QlikY

Comment by k.h. ky on Tuesday
Spud, all I'm seeing is an empty place on your post. Now I'm really curious.
Comment by k.h. ky on Tuesday
Patricia, l read cukes as cupcakes. Lol. That would be something to have in a garden.
Melons and tomatoes are in full season here.
Comment by k.h. ky on Tuesday
Patricia, that's a wonderful garden.
Joan, I love the bee balm. I've never heard it called anything else. I have purple and a pink. I tried red but it wouldn't take.
Corn has been plentiful for several weeks now. It's about ran its season here.
 

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