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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.

Sentient Biped's Garden Blog. Happy to add a different feed if there are suggestions.

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Comment by Joan Denoo on November 1, 2012 at 11:38pm

I just ran across this Yellow Potato Onion. Is not not strange, I had never heard of such a thing until you introduced me to the plant. I look forward to eating and sharing next year. Thanks Sentient. 

Yellow Potato Onion-Organic

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 1, 2012 at 11:23pm

Sentient, your article about loss of seed diversity is most alarming. Thankfully, you are one who understands and are a good source of information for others. I'm with you, heirloom seeds is the way to go and it can be interesting what we discover. I look forward to planting and harvesting and sharing next year. 

Comment by Sentient Biped on November 1, 2012 at 11:18pm

Joan, I think Baker Creek looks pretty interesting.  Also some of the other heirloom veggie seed sources.  I'm definitely doing research for varieties that should do well in my own microclimate.  That's instead of hybrids.  It will be more of a test garden this year.

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I'm thinking of planting two varieties of some vegetables, to see what does better.  I've picked 2 types of early melon.  If I do that, I can't save seeds from them this time around, but it will help me learn what to choose next year.  

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If I had not done that with figs, I might have given up on them.  The 1st 2 that I picked were never productive.  But now I have 5 varieties that are reliably great.

Comment by Steph S. on November 1, 2012 at 10:37pm

Great posts here Joan and Sentient. I just need to catch up.

I love all the pictures. Great article links too.

All sorts of good stuff.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 1, 2012 at 10:36pm

and finally:

http://www.monochrom.at/english/blog/archive/2006_03_01_mono-englis...

All these came up by searching "heterozygote".

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 1, 2012 at 10:36pm
Comment by Joan Denoo on November 1, 2012 at 10:35pm

http://pinterest.com/pin/

Venus the black-and-gold chimera cat, her face color split perfectly in half, she also has complete heterochromia, a condition in which the eyes are different colors.

 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 1, 2012 at 10:35pm
Comment by Joan Denoo on November 1, 2012 at 10:34pm

Genetic discoveries at Illinois continue to improve sweet corn

I was looking up photos "of or pertaining to a heterozygote" because of curisity of a photo Ruth sent some weeks ago. I finally got around to looking this up and ran across this research project in Illinois and the term "heterozygote" is used. This is way more complicated than I can understand, but what I think this photo shoes is split of "alleles" causing two different genetic strains to emerge. Ruth and Steph will probably be able to explain this. 

The photo Ruth sent was:

https://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/12/9/25/6-7oOVyZMEuWXVD4SmgqOg2.jpg

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 1, 2012 at 4:57pm
 

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