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.

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Comment by Randall Smith on August 1, 2014 at 7:26am

My garlic comes up spontaneously every spring. I've tried planting the bulb seeds by sprinkling them around, but I don't know if that works. I do like garlic.

Comment by Sentient Biped on July 31, 2014 at 12:00pm

Ćenek that's what it is all about!  I love having whole meals from the garden too.  We had potato salad that included home grown potatoes, onions, peppers, garlic; and stir fry that included home grown summer squash, onions, garlic tomatoes.  And lots of fruit now!

Joan I enjoy looking at the garlic scapes too.  If they are yong and tender they make a good stir fry.  Once the flowers form, they are too tough.  One year I tried removing the little garlic bulbils to see if the flowers would set seed - sort of a holy grail for some seed savers, garlic from seed would allow hybridization and selection of new varieties - it was tedious and I did not succeed.  Oh well!

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 31, 2014 at 10:19am

A heat wave hit us hard this week after last week's one day of very heavy rain. Thankfully, the forest fires were brought under control during that time.  I didn't have my timers set for this heat wave and everything looked parched. The raspberries dried up, and after I increased the water, the ones coming ripe were huge, juicy and delightful. A handful of blueberries this morning and I am in Shangri-La! 

Lots of birds at the feeders. Did I tell you a flock of turkeys was in my back yard this week and left me a huge feather? There is a vacant lot with a huge basalt rock big as a house a few blocks east of me and a flock of turkeys have lived there for years. They come through the neighborhood on a regular basis and I keep cracked corn in front for them. I never thought they would come down the long driveway between my house and my neighbor's. They discovered the bird feeding stations I have back here and I suspect I will have regular visitors. 

Cary took photos of one of my garlic species that has gone to seed. It is pretty and quite unique. 

This is a stock photo of the same kind of garlic earlier in the summer: 

Here are Cary's photos of the same kind gone to seed:

 

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 30, 2014 at 2:50am

Eating from food one produces just tastes better. Ćenek, your menu sounds delicious. 

Comment by Čenek Sekavec on July 29, 2014 at 10:59pm

Tonight I ate primarily from my garden. I made chili with herbs and onions, with sides of zucchini and red potatoes. Only the pinto beans were bought.

Comment by Patricia on July 29, 2014 at 12:39pm

I'm glad of the good crop because peppers can go up to $6.99 lb. in winter......& I refuse to pay that!

Comment by Patricia on July 29, 2014 at 12:37pm

I wash, cut them in half or quarters, & freeze the peppers Randy. No blanching. Then use them in soups, stews, pizzas, chili, spaghetti sauce, even salad. They don't lose their flavor. I cut them to the wanted size before completely thawing.

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 29, 2014 at 9:46am

Spud, thank you for that wonderful film of 40 fruits. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 29, 2014 at 8:27am

Did you click on the empty place?

It's the tree of 40 fruit video found here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9EuJ9QlikY

Comment by k.h. ky on July 29, 2014 at 8:21am
Spud, all I'm seeing is an empty place on your post. Now I'm really curious.
 

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