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.

Discussion Forum

What the heck is hugelkultur? How does it save water?

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo 16 minutes ago. 3 Replies

Permaculture Transformation In 90 Days

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo 11 hours ago. 2 Replies

Backyard Organic Garden

Started by Joan Denoo yesterday. 0 Replies

Sugar Baby

Started by Don. Last reply by Don on Sunday. 11 Replies

Evans Bali cherry

Started by Don. Last reply by Don on Sunday. 4 Replies

Asparagus

Started by Čenek Sekavec. Last reply by Idaho Spud on Saturday. 4 Replies

Some pictures from my garden

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 26. 7 Replies

The Next Green Revolution May Rely on Microbes

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Sentient Biped Jun 30. 2 Replies

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Comment by Joan Denoo on September 13, 2013 at 1:23pm

"And the winner is ... 

"This past weekend’s 8th Annual Tomato Tasting event was a sweet success for gardeners and tomatoes alike.

"Despite concerns that our tomatoes would not ripen in time for the event, over 40 heirloom and open-pollinated tomato varieties (and one mega-mart hybrid tomato) competed for the title of this year’s favorite. SSE staff, friends, and family brought tomatoes from gardens across northeast Iowa and Wisconsin to serve over 800 event attendees.

"Though competition was fierce, the bright and tangy ‘Cherry Roma‘ was the undisputed winner with over 10% of the votes."

http://blog.seedsavers.org/and-the-winner-is/?utm_source=SSE+Newsle...

Comment by Patricia on September 9, 2013 at 1:16pm

I like to eat fruits, not "drink" them. I also freeze a lot of fruit for winter.

Comment by Plinius on September 9, 2013 at 7:44am

I eat smoothies for breakfast, but not with yoghurt. My recipe: any fruit I can find with some nuts, linseed and pumpkinseed, a spoonful of cocoapowder and some almond milk. It doesn't foam!

Comment by Randall Smith on September 9, 2013 at 6:38am
Does anybody dislike "smoothies" like I do (or don't)? I've tried different combinations of fruit, but yuck. Yesterday, it was with a cantaloupe, peach, and strawberries (with yogurt). Not only the flavor was awful, but the foamy texture made me gag. I'm just trying to find ways to eat all the fruit I have. Haven't tried persimmon smoothy, Sentient!
Comment by Sentient Biped on September 8, 2013 at 4:26pm

Spud,

There are so many reportedly toxic plants, I don't worry too much about it.  I did get rid of an oleander because I read the nectar and pollen are toxic to honeybees, and it's supposedly more toxic than most.

Brugmansias to have a toxin, but so do tomato plants, potato plants, rhubarb leaves, kidney beans, lily  of the valley, daffodils, and a zillion others.  Supposedly a couple of lily petals can kill a cat.  I also thought about planting castor beans, but with all of the loonies out there sending ricin through the mail, I didn't want to get onto a govt list as who knows what, so I didn't grow any.

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 8, 2013 at 2:14pm

Nice looking trumpets on that brugmansia.  I read that they are poisonous.  Your cat looks to be still alive, so it must know not to eat it.

Randall, I'd give you some of my water, but the shipping cost would be a little much.

Patricia, glad your melon's flavorful.  

Comment by Patricia on September 8, 2013 at 1:34pm

The melon is very sweet & full of flavor....so pleased, & hope the other 4 or 5 have time to ripen as well. I'd like to freeze some for winter breakfast fruit.

Comment by Sentient Biped on September 8, 2013 at 7:30am
Randall soon your persimmons will ripen. And somewhere in you state, some pawpaws. That ill be great!

Joan during the winter the brugmansia dries out and I keep it dormant in the garage. Same as geraniums. Kind of a tradition for me now, bringing them back out in the spring for another season of flowers.
Comment by Randall Smith on September 8, 2013 at 6:52am

I may have great sweet corn, but I sure can't produce melons--of any variety! My cantaloupes never get any larger than softball size (barely)--if I get any at all. I'm envious. Still no rain. Love the Bible comments!

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 7, 2013 at 8:39pm

Spud, sounds like you have the idea already ... we just need to stand back and watch your garden thrive. Good job!

Daniel, your brugmansia is so pretty. Worth the extra effort. I assume you have to bring it in before winter. 

 

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