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Godless in the garden

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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.
Frugal gardening.
Backyard Chickens here. here. here. here.
Growing Fruits
Why buy locally-grown plants?
Squirrels.
bees.
Cheap gardening.

Scientific Gardening.   The Informed Gardener.  The truth about garden remedies.
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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Permaculture, Bill Mollison

Started by Joan Denoo Nov 16. 0 Replies

Plant Labels

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Joan Denoo Nov 8. 21 Replies

Design with Nature

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Sepp Holzer´s Permaculture

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Barbara Livingston Nov 6. 1 Reply

Permaculture, John D. Liu

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Nov 3. 8 Replies

Permaculture

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Daniel W Nov 3. 2 Replies

Permaculture Transformation In 90 Days

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Nov 2. 4 Replies

A texas garden I never thought I would see!

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Barbara Livingston Oct 30. 4 Replies

Backyard Organic Garden

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Barbara Livingston Oct 29. 10 Replies

What the heck is hugelkultur? How does it save water?

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Barbara Livingston Oct 29. 8 Replies

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Comment by Idaho Spud on June 4, 2014 at 12:18pm

Randall, free straw is great!  

What kind of watermelons do you grow?

Comment by Daniel W on June 4, 2014 at 8:49am
Randy, when summer comes here, there is no rain for several months. So grass cutting makes a nice dry mulch like your neighbors grass. I vuew mowing as harvesting mulch.

Grass seeds could be an issue. Might be ok in no-till setting, with successive layers of mulch on the surface to prevent germination. Some of my raised beds are like that.
Comment by Randall Smith on June 4, 2014 at 7:16am

For my "straw", I gather the tall grass left by the farmer that mows the road sides (after it dries). I place it around individual plants and between rows. Of course, the danger is in the seeds left behind. I compost my lawn grass. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 3, 2014 at 2:33pm

King, your tulips are lovely and the green around them look so fresh and healthy. Great gardener Award to you and your fine efforts. 

Comment by Daniel W on June 3, 2014 at 10:37am

Cenek, the straw mulch will serve you well!  Decrease weeds + keep the soil more evenly moist, reducing water requirement + will eventually compost itself in place, enriching your soil.  Your garden has a lot of promise there!

I have a shredder that is intended to chop trimmings and leaves for mulch.  They clog it up and I have to continuously clean it out, so now it sits unused in a shed.  I was thinking of using it to chop straw for a finer mulch.  Not required, but Iike to experiment.  The dry brittle straw might chop easier than plants and twigs.

king glad you got some rain, even with the weed problem.

Comment by king on June 3, 2014 at 10:33am

and now it is too wet

Comment by king on June 3, 2014 at 10:24am
Could not weed cause to much rain it was buckets
Comment by Joan Denoo on June 3, 2014 at 10:12am

Čenek, I like your mulching method. Great way to hold in moisture and discourage weeds. Nice for vine crops to grow on as well. Thanks for sharing. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on June 3, 2014 at 9:55am

Cenek, I see you use straw on part of your garden.  It's something I want to use again when I move to a more secluded place where there's not much danger of a passing person throwing a match in it.

Comment by Čenek Sekavec on June 3, 2014 at 9:49am

I'll just put this here

Took this pic a few evenings ago. This is part of my garden this year.

 

 

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