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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 Joan Denoo on July 3, 2013 at 7:21pm

It feels so good to read all your updates and the activities taking place across the US and The Netherlands. I am the lazy one of the group, take my breakfast with the critters and my afternoons with a nap. Suits me just fine. I feel great. Had a five hour session of chemo yesterday and it didn't set me back on my back side as before. So, things are getting better. 

Hope you all are well, happy, having a nice 4th of July. I shall poach a lovely salmon steak and make a cold soup to go with it. Still don't handle raw foods well. 

Comment by Annie Thomas on July 3, 2013 at 1:12pm

Sentient-

Accept for tomatoes and okra, just about everything else is already done for the season.  July and August are rest seasons here in Florida, as it is too hot to grow much.  It's also our rainy season so mold is growing on the soil and plants in many areas.  Beautiful mushrooms are all over my yard... I wish I knew which were safe to eat!  I'll be be envious of all my northern gardening friends in August, when I am just starting to replant and you are all harvesting.

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 3, 2013 at 9:29am

Planting cats is funny Ruth.

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 3, 2013 at 9:27am

My watermelons love this 100 F heat, so I do also.

Comment by Sentient Biped on July 3, 2013 at 9:00am

Chris, I like getting 'volunteers' around my garden too!

I didn't know about marrowfat peas.  Sounds great!  I've been getting snowpeas for the past month, almost done with those.

Oh the heat!  I'm watering containers daily.  This winter I started more fig cuttings than I should have.  Some for me, some to give away.  Now they are in 1 to 3 gallon pots.  Yesterday I transferred some to larger containers.  Also other plants in similar situation.

In the yard at large, I used the lazy gardener's approach over the past couple of months, and mulched around trees and shrubs with grass clippings collected while mowing.  A little bit each time so they would dry in the sun and not become mushy.  So I think those are protected.  Still, the vulnerable ones get water once weekly.

This weekend, if I have the energy, the tomatoes will get a straw mulch.  Key word is "if".

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 3, 2013 at 12:25am

Well, better late than never, Chris.

Comment by Plinius on July 1, 2013 at 12:23am

I started to harvest the marrowfat peas; my best harvest so far - if we're lucky we can make a meal out of them ;-)

Now that I stopped trying to have a flower garden, they come out everywhere! For three years on end I sowed Sweet Williams - no result at all - and now they are everywhere, in all the colours of the rainbow!

Comment by Sentient Biped on June 30, 2013 at 10:31am

Annie, those ears of corn really are beautiful.

I am a little envious that you can harvest corn already.  Even though i love my climate.  Until last week it was barely warm enough to plant corn. 

Like much of the west, the past few days have been hot, not just warm.  But still feeling fortunate. 

Okra probably won't make it.  Maybe try again next year.  The little seedlings just sulked and now appear to be dying.

Tomatoes just starting to take off.

Planting some bean plants today, and a short-season cantaloupe.  I started the seeds a week or 2 ago in containers.

Harvested multiplier onions yesterday, and the first of the garlic.  They are curing / drying in the garage.  Didn't want them to 'cook' in the sun.

Comment by Plinius on June 30, 2013 at 1:23am

It's beautiful Annie!

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 30, 2013 at 12:57am

Annie, I just saw your photo of glass gem corn. It is so pretty. 

 

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