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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.

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Comment by Randall Smith on August 13, 2014 at 7:22am

Watching a portion of some PBS show with Dr. F.....(?) promoting salads, beans, and green veggies as THE way to good health and weight reduction (non-dieting). He especially promoted onions. I grow a lot of them (along with garlic), and try to use them in as many dishes as I can. Just thought I'd pass that on.

Comment by Sentient Biped on August 12, 2014 at 8:45am
Randall we have racoons and possums which can be a problem. Deer are the most destructive currently.

We will have betternut too snd a few of a french whitE one.

Spud the pattypans are fun. That was a 10 year old packet of seeds. I was curious sbout whether they would grow. Yelliw ones seem the most tender.
Comment by Randall Smith on August 12, 2014 at 7:30am

Daniel, sweetcorn takes up quite a bit of room, but it's worth the space. Your high temperatures may be a problem (along with deer). Do you have raccoons? I think my dog(s) have helped with  that problem.

My winter squash crop is spectacular. Butternut, acorn, and Delicata, primarily. Along with sweet potatoes, I go "orange" during the winter ("green" in summer). What fun it is to grow ones own fruits and vegetables!  Keep your comments coming.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 12, 2014 at 5:06am

Glad you got rain Randall.  More is predicted here for the next 3 days.

Daniel, what a lot of good food you've got.  I've never grown a white squash before.  Is it a Pattypan squash? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_squash

Comment by Sentient Biped on August 11, 2014 at 10:06pm

Randall glad you got rain.  We are in our usual all-summer dry spell with temp today at 100F.  Too hot to do much other than stand and water, and venture out once in a while to pick fruits and veggies.

 

 

Spud, popcorn was worth a try. If I get my deerfence in I might try sweet corn.

We also got some okra, enough for a stir fry, tomatoes, and blackberries.  Pears are ripe now too.

Comment by Randall Smith on August 11, 2014 at 7:16am

Hurray! Got a half inch of rain yesterday! That's the good news (for the garden). Bad news is I got caught in the downpour while walking the dog, 3 miles away from home. I sat on someone's porch for 30'. They weren't home--probably at church! Fools.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 9, 2014 at 7:46am

I bought a brand of popcorn that had hard pieces left after it popped.  After trying it a couple of times, I didn't touch it for several months, and finally decided to get rid of it.  So, into the compost pile it went.

Comment by Randall Smith on August 9, 2014 at 7:41am

How'd your popcorn wind up in the compost pile, Spud? 

I tried growing popcorn last year, but forgot this year. It didn't turn out too well.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 8, 2014 at 2:20pm

My popcorn patch in the compost pile:

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 8, 2014 at 7:43am

Cenek, I don't know either.  They don't look like kissing bugs to me, but then you can see them better than I can.

I've never heard of kissing bugs either, but they sound dangerous. I'm glad they only exist in the south (I think).

 

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