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: 4 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 Sentient Biped on April 6, 2013 at 2:24pm

Spring is definitely here in my area.

Almaden Duke cherry tree.  I moved it last summer from my old place to the new place.  Given the move, would have been happy if it just lived, let alone bloomed.  Not sure there will be enough for a pie but maybe....

Multigraft sweet cherry in back yard.

Muscari.  No maintenance.  They multiply and bloom on their own.

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 6, 2013 at 2:11pm

I like the wet plants sign Ruth. :)

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 5, 2013 at 11:14pm

Comment by Plinius on April 5, 2013 at 3:03pm

And I thought I was joking, Amer! Nature (and culture) always have a surprise for me!

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 5, 2013 at 2:40pm
Amer, your variegated Stenocactus (Echinofossulocactus) is so pretty.
Comment by amer chohan on April 5, 2013 at 2:25pm

Chris, cultivators had developed a lot of verities of echinocereus pectinatus. It depends upon verity of the plant. Many of them have purple right from the beginning. My plant is four years old. It started producing purple in the third year.

Comment by Plinius on April 5, 2013 at 1:05pm

What a beautiful rainbow, Amer! How long before blue and purple come up?

Comment by amer chohan on April 5, 2013 at 12:12pm

My variegated Stenocactus (Echinofossulocactus).

Comment by Plinius on April 5, 2013 at 1:27am

I made a dish with turnip greens yesterday. Fried some left-over potatoes with onion and garlic, threw in the turnip greens with a handful of grated cheese. Tastes very good, is easy, cheap and healthy.

Comment by Annie Thomas on April 4, 2013 at 5:33pm

I've been enjoying all of the wonderful photos and advice as of late.  It is so wonderful to have such a wealth of knowledge and experience available!

Joan-  I'm thinking of you and hope this next month is as uneventful as it can possibly be for you.  Your attitude is admirable!

It is good to see Sentient on here every now and then.  Wishing you some restful days of admiring all of your hard work, and a speedy recovery.

So far, I have harvested about 1.5 lbs of French breakfast radishes!  I asked a friend if I could eat the radish greens and he said he does.  I decided to saute them as I would collard greens... with onions, garlic and a little bit of bacon.  They are delicious!  It makes me wonder what other greens we normally throw into the compost could also be eaten.  Have any of you tried any other tops?

 

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