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: 18 hours 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 on August 16, 2013 at 11:58pm
Randall, I enjoy your catch up today. Thanks for the encouragement. There is life after chemo! I had a lovely talk with a lady who is just starting and I am grateful that I had passed beyond the depression and was able to give her some positive thoughts.
Your work in the garden appears to be paying off. Bon Appetit!
Comment by Joan Denoo on August 16, 2013 at 11:54pm
Patricia, clearly have been busy! I can imagine how good you feel about all your work and its results. I do hope you are able to stay cool and hydrated.
Comment by Joan Denoo on August 16, 2013 at 11:52pm
Daniel, I am thinking about you and hope you have enough rest. I love your Meyer Lemon story and photos and can almost taste the fresh flavor in cool water! I like your Rose of Sharon, even if the deer like it as well. Next year a little fence can protect it.
Thanks for the Ingersoll quote:

Justice is the only worship.
Love is the only priest.
Ignorance is the only slavery.
Happiness is the only good.
The time to be happy is now,
The place to be happy is here,
The way to be happy is to make others so.
Wisdom is the science of happiness
Comment by Sentient Biped on August 16, 2013 at 10:53pm

Random garden photo from today.  This Meyer Lemon has been growing for about 5 years.  One year I left it outside too long and it frosted.  I thought it was dead, but it grew back.  During the winter it is left in a cool frost-free room and not much water.  The lemons are sweet and lemon flavored, not sour.  It's been blooming all summer.  The flowers are always humming with honeybees.

Comment by Plinius on August 16, 2013 at 7:56am

xtians have a way of saying things wrong: I stopped cooking for them because they never thanked me.

Comment by Randall Smith on August 16, 2013 at 7:45am
I've been too busy this week to keep up with you all--family and friends, gardening and golf, jogging (in prep for a 5k run Aug. 24), etc.
Joan, my sister went through the same thing, although less depressed. In the end, it was worth it. She's cancer free. Hang in there.
Daniel, ditto! T'aint easy to garden when not feeling up to par. Cantalopes coming on, watermelons tiny, despite all the rain we've had. Sweet corn incredible! Tomatoes, too.
Spud, I remember that exhilerating feeling of setting myself free from religion--the doubt and guilt of forsaking my Christian upbringing. I went to a church supper the other night (free food), and was sickened by all the piety and "thank you lords". I got out fast!
Patricia, love those cherry tomatoes. I have several varieties, including the "dark chocolate" ones. Tastes like candy! Wish I could share my abundant broc and caul. with you.
Later, everyone.
Comment by Patricia on August 15, 2013 at 1:44pm

Got the last of the peas shelled & frozen, we're eating cherry tomatoes almost everyday, & the others are ripening nicely. We MAY get 3 muskmelons. Got one long English cuke & one, of the sweet slicing, but the rest didn't develop.....it's been too hot here for almost everything. Lost all the radishes, lettuce, cauliflower, & had only the one broccoli. The peppers seem to be doing ok, although aphids have been a battle. But.....I'm glad to be getting something in all this frying heat!!!! I don't know how things do in hotter climates than here.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 15, 2013 at 1:01pm

Sentient, glad your Rose of Sharon didn't die.  I very much like the white flower with the dark red in the center.

Comment by Sentient Biped on August 15, 2013 at 10:41am

Spud you contribute immensely to the conversation here.  I am so  glad you are here!

 

I wish I was more lazy.  You and I may have some of the same guilt issues, or anxiety about not accomplishing what we want to accomplish. 

 

The thing I keep coming back to, over and over, is Ingersoll's statement - as close to a mantra as I have -

 

Justice is the only worship.
Love is the only priest.
Ignorance is the only slavery.
Happiness is the only good.
The time to be happy is now,
The place to be happy is here,
The way to be happy is to make others so.
Wisdom is the science of happiness

Yesterday I saw that a Rose of Sharon had started blooming.  Last summer I dug it up and moved it to the new country place.  It had a big trunk - probably 6 inches diameter.  A lot of root was lost.  I pruned back a lot of the top to make up for the root loss.  It was very late starting to grow.  I thought I might have killed it.

 

A few years back, there were some volunteer plants from this shrub, and I kept a couple. One is lost, but here is a flower from the other one. Unfortunately, deer ate the other buds.

I'm always a proponent of growing starts from locally adapted cuttings or seeds when we can - the seedlings give us more genetic diversity and can have some nice surprises.   I like this one and maybe next year I'll fence it to keep hungry deer away.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 15, 2013 at 10:22am

Sentient, thanks for the "don't worry".  

I can see why you and Joan take it hard not being able to work as hard as usual.  You both sound so ambitious!  As for me, I've always been lazy, so anything I do is an improvement and worthy of a pat on the back.  So, congrats to me!  

But, not looking for compliments.  Smile!

I'm amazed at how ambitious I've been this summer.  Hope I can keep-it up on other things.  I've started getting those stressed-out feelings again now that the soil-modification is complete.  

There are so many things I want to do that I don't know what to do first, and no matter what I do, I feel guilty that I'm not doing one of the other 100 things on the list.

I think religion was part of the reason I always felt guilty, and it's a carry-over from that.  However, since becoming atheist, things have improved dramatically, and guilt is being replaced by the thought that there's not enough time to do everything.

I see that as an improvement, but I'm trying to talk myself into just doing what I enjoy most and not worrying about the rest.

 

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