Godless in the garden


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?
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 A Former Member on March 28, 2013 at 9:44pm

Another question: Last year I planted some rosemary in a pot. It survived, but the leaves always look splotchy and brown, almost striped like, and I can't figure out what is causing it. A soil deficiency?

It survived the winter and is growing again, but I don't want to eat it because I don't know what is wrong with it. The one I planted in the ground does not look like that at all. 

Comment by A Former Member on March 28, 2013 at 9:40pm

Question: Someone gave me some old terra cotta pots, but I've noticed that the plants I put in them don't seem to do too well. A lot of them are covered with a white chalky substance. I recently recalled that I THINK I heard that older pots can accumulate a lot of salts and minerals from the water, so if this is the case, it may be why they aren't doing well. 

Has anyone heard this, and is there anything that can be done to eliminate the salts? Like vinegar or something?

Comment by A Former Member on March 28, 2013 at 9:37pm

Glad your doing well Daniel. : )

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 28, 2013 at 4:37pm

Anyone have any suggestions for getting a very large skunk out from under the tool shed? We've tried moth balls but she just throws them out. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 28, 2013 at 4:35pm
YES! YES! YES! Dominic, a garden needs our quiet enjoyment. Working all the time is not the point. It is a place to renew and refresh. Add a nice glass of freshly squeezed lemonade, and listen to the song of bees.
Comment by Dominic Florio on March 28, 2013 at 3:54pm

Wow, the best to you Joan.  I'm not one of those who looks for silver linings in every cloud, nor do i see dark clouds everywhere.  But, when you mentioned sitting, I thought about how most of us do not take time enough to enjoy our own gardens.  We always find something to do and feel guilty if we are relaxing.  I'm trying to take some time at the end of the day, after tending to plants and animals, to sit for awhile and enjoy my efforts.  Sure I could trim another leaf or wash down the chairs, or whatever...but it also feels really good to just appreciate what nature and I have created together.  That is a lesson for all of us.  The old saying is that tomorrow is not promised to anyone.

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 28, 2013 at 3:47pm

Joan, I feel the same way about Sentient.  No pressure, but I'm waiting with wormy breath for updates.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 28, 2013 at 3:36pm

Now, on to more important matters. I really look forward to the next correspondence from Sentient. I don't mean to put pressure on him to write ... however, I really do think about him and how he progresses. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 28, 2013 at 3:33pm

Spud, I am in the diagnostic phase. I had my first Breast Oncologist appointment yesterday and I am so incredibly impressed with her. She spent an hour with me telling the kinds of cancers I have, offered options, made recommendations and gave me a book personalized to my particular case. Her staff are just lovely, very efficient and friendly at the same time. We laughed a lot. 

Tomorrow is the Chemical Oncology doctor. 

April 2 is the Radiology Oncology doctor. 

April 3 is the Surgeon again.

And squeezed in there is another PAM, what ever that is. 

I am not complaining in the least. If this had happened to my mother or grandmothers, they would not have had the early diagnosis, or treatment options that I have. I am a very interested, curious, observing patient of my own patientry.  Kind of like sitting outside my own body and observing what all is going on. 

Prognosis is excellent. I'll live to be 100. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 28, 2013 at 2:06pm

Joan, sorry you won't be able garden.   You're like my dad in that you seem to never complain, so I missed your breast cancer surgery.  When was it and how long are you restricted?


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