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 Joan Denoo on April 19, 2014 at 10:06am

Spud, great article from U of I, an excellent source of information.I have never heard of orach. 

Orach

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 19, 2014 at 9:48am

I've never grown anything in the window to season food with, but I just read this article from the ISU: "Growing Food on Your Windowsill – Microgreens & Babyleaf Greens", and I think I'll try it.

I was surprised to learn that there are over 100 plants that can be grown for greens.  Some are beets (yum), cabbage, kale, mustard, arugula, onion, radish, amaranth, orach, mizuna, cucumber, squash, and carrot greens:

http://extension.uidaho.edu/bannock/files/2013/11/Hort_News_Feb-201...

Comment by Randall Smith on April 19, 2014 at 7:13am

Impressive, Joan. I'm too much of a "throw it in the drawer" type of guy. I do toss my dirty socks in the laundry basket, however!

Comment by Plinius on April 19, 2014 at 12:58am

Well organised, Joan! And the ´steps´ of flowerboxes look very handy

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 18, 2014 at 10:48pm

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Comment by Joan Denoo on April 18, 2014 at 10:15pm

k.h. ky , I don't think it matters when you take them out. I usually do the lilacs right after they finish blooming. That way I don't lose next spring's blossoms. I would cut out the three oldest, raggediest branches right after bloom and until fall. I probably wouldn't cut them in the late winter or early spring so that I wouldn't damage new growth. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 18, 2014 at 10:12pm

Chris, they are beautiful! To have such loveliness inside gives the season a great start. 

Comment by Randall Smith on April 18, 2014 at 7:27am

Gorgeous photo, Chris! I'm sure it's even prettier in real life.

King, I answered your question on your page.

I roto-tilled, finally, yesterday!! Bought vegetable seeds two days ago and will start planting today. How exciting is that?!

 

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