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!

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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

Insectary

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Annie Thomas yesterday. 2 Replies

Bunga Bakawali or Tan Hua (Epiphyllum oxypetallum)

Started by Sentient Biped. Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 21. 13 Replies

Backyard Organic Garden

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 21. 7 Replies

Compost

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Sentient Biped Sep 20. 4 Replies

"Healthy Soil Microbes / Healthy People"

Started by Sentient Biped. Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 20. 26 Replies

Permaculture Transformation In 90 Days

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Aug 27. 2 Replies

Sugar Baby

Started by Don. Last reply by Don Aug 24. 11 Replies

Evans Bali cherry

Started by Don. Last reply by Don Aug 24. 4 Replies

Asparagus

Started by Čenek Sekavec. Last reply by Idaho Spud Aug 23. 4 Replies

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Comment by Randall Smith on September 18, 2014 at 7:28am

Don, yep. Now's my time to dig garlic.  What I don't find, plus the scattered seed tops, grows in the spring. Nothing fancy or difficult. I'm probably doing it all wrong, but it works for me!

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 17, 2014 at 12:09pm

Our family tradition, and probably based on some old Farmers Almanac, plant garlic on the shortest day of the year and harvest it on the longest day. 

We can't plant anything on the shortest day, usually, because of frozen ground. I finish my autumn planting during the month of October. I have to turn our outside water off and drain pipes because we always have an early killing frost and broken pipes if I wait. So, my rule is, first week of Oct. blow out the water pipes. 

Comment by Don on September 17, 2014 at 8:51am

You're pulling your garlic now, Randall?  Hereabouts, we're getting ready to plant garlic--in about a month.  It needs to winter over for good growth in this climate.  We harvest ours (stiffneck) in the summer, before the end of July, after the scapes have made a full turn.  It comes up easily after I loosen the bed a bit with a fork.

Comment by Randall Smith on September 17, 2014 at 7:29am

Been digging in the dirt lately. It's potato and garlic time! Don't mind the former. It's finding the garlic that's tedious. Potatoes are bigger (and muddier) than usual, due to the rainy summer.

Comment by Randall Smith on September 14, 2014 at 7:27am

Barbara, rear or front end tines? I have a front end, but thinking about purchasing a rear end. My tiller is 30 years old and has seen better days. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 13, 2014 at 11:59am

Glad to hear you're happy with the tiller so far Barbara.

Comment by Don on September 13, 2014 at 11:35am

In my experience, a tine-driven tiller is pretty tough to maneuver in previously uncultivated soil, particularly clay soil or where there are rocks and roots.  Let us know how yours does in more difficult conditions, Barbara. 

Comment by BarbaraSATX on September 13, 2014 at 10:56am

Woo Hoo! New Sunjoe tiller arrived late Thursday via UPS.  I had purchased three salvias on sale and wanted to get them in before expected rain and so decided to give it a try yesterday.  

As a YouTube review by a 62 yrs. woman indicated, it is designed more for a guy but, what the hey it works for me.  Turned soil into to wonderful fluffy mixture.  Used it on existing bed so no weeds/roots. It will be interesting to see how it works on completely untilled soil.  

Between using a chain saw to remove last of existing cactus roots and trying out my new rototiller my muscles are a wee bit sore this morning. :)  

Looking forward to turning my entire backyard into a edible landscape! 

Comment by Randall Smith on September 10, 2014 at 7:27am
Squash vine worms, plus squash bugs, have caused me to pick my winter squash. Holy cow, but I have a lot! I haven't dug up potatoes (sweet and Yukons) yet. Nor carrots. It's been a "green eating" summer, and will be a "yellow/orange eating" winter.
Oh, and a big surprise to see new asparagus sprouts this time of year! Must be all the rain we've had.
Comment by BarbaraSATX on September 7, 2014 at 12:24pm

Berthold,  LOLOLOL  yep, sounds like my two.

 

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