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 Idaho Spud on December 14, 2013 at 12:14pm

Randall, I read very little poetry and not familiar with Sandburg.  Don't know why I remember that phrase "came on little cat feet".

I've never grown Kale and don't remember eating it.  I read that it has a strong flavor.  Is it hot like Watercress?  My dad used to harvest watercress from local creeks and use it on sandwiches, so I like it that way.  Perhaps Kale would be good on them as well. 

I hear it's very freeze tolerant so I may try growing some for greens in late fall and early spring.

I didn't like greens and many other vegetables when I was young, and although I like more now, there're many that I've not tasted or grown.  I'll try to remember to plant more.

Comment by Sentient Biped on December 14, 2013 at 8:09am

Randall, the cold snap and short days got me down!   I did order seeds for late winter  / spring planting.  Too many! 

This will be the year of attempting okra.  I bought several varieties.  This climate is too cool and it doesn't do well.  Now that I know it can be started indoors in containers, I plan to do that.  Probably use soil warming strategies, maybe a clear plastic tunnel and clear plastic mulch.

Also seeds for tomatoes, peppers, squashes, pumpkins, borage and phacelia for the bees, bush beans and snow peas. 

Orchids are blooming indoors.  That keeps me going too.

Kale chips sound interesting!  I keep trying cabbage family plants but something eats them.

Comment by Randall Smith on December 14, 2013 at 8:01am

Gee, it appears everybody is hibernating from "godless in the garden". Not much gardening going on, eh? I did harvest the last of my kale for supper last night. I'm also going to make kale "chips" today. They're easy and delicious.

Comment by Randall Smith on December 12, 2013 at 8:20am

Seeing Patricia's snowy owl reminds me that two days ago I had a screech owl sitting on a pine tree limb right out my window. I took a picture, but it's too dark to really see it well, so I won't bother to attach it.

Daniel, may I add my congrats!  I celebrate divorces, instead! And Solstices--one coming up!

Comment by Patricia on December 11, 2013 at 7:19pm

Closer to 20 cm Idaho.......or approx 8''.

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 11, 2013 at 7:04pm

Patricia, that snow looks to be about 30 cm deep.  How close am I?

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 11, 2013 at 6:56pm

Sounds like your still "so happy together" after 17 years.  Nice.

Comment by Sentient Biped on December 11, 2013 at 6:52pm

Patrica, nice garden!  White on white!  Great color scheme!

We'll probably get some of that soon too.  Growing up in Illinois, and living a while in upstate NY, I know snow.  If I didn't have to drive in it - and the traffic - to work, I might not mind now.

But I would need a sunroom.  Or greenhouse.  Or both.  :-)

Comment by Patricia on December 11, 2013 at 6:17pm

The views out my back & front doors this morning......

Comment by Patricia on December 11, 2013 at 6:15pm

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!.......no matter what number, Daniel & spouse!!!

 

 

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