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 Sentient Biped on April 3, 2014 at 10:59pm
I soaked my okra seeds overnight in water then planted them in seed starter medium. Germination was good. Its after that I have trouble. Ive been growing one indoors under fl. light. It has flower buds. Kind of puny tho.
Comment by Brandon on April 3, 2014 at 10:48pm

I believe it will but I had no success with it from seeds when I tried one year. They never sprouted. I may try okra again this year especially if I can find some seedlings. My wife loves it as well.

Comment by Sentient Biped on April 3, 2014 at 10:19pm

Brandon, that's excellent.  Those also sound like great choices for kids.  They grow fast, big, dramatic, and usually not to picky about conditions.

Does  okra grow in your area?  It's my holy grail.  Too cool here for a good crop.

Comment by Brandon on April 3, 2014 at 10:14pm

Thanks! I've started growing some plants from seeds this year. I have a 6 year old daughter who was fascinated by the watermelon we "planted" last year,(dropped into a rock bed) and we are planning to grow some more of those this year. Also some tomatoes, pumpkins, zucchini, and corn.

Comment by Sentient Biped on April 3, 2014 at 10:01pm

Brandon, welcome!  What are you growing?

Comment by Randall Smith on April 3, 2014 at 7:58am

I tried off and on for an hour trying to get my tiller to start. I think it wouldn't because of old gasoline. About threw my shoulder out! Now, it's too late for a long while. Rain, rain, and more rain. Hope it doesn't ruin the kale and lettuce we planted two days ago.

I'd like to think I am a blend of A and B personalities. I'm happy, whichever.

Comment by Sentient Biped on April 2, 2014 at 8:58am
Randall, it sounds like a great way for the family to work together. I hope the kale grows strong and tasty.

Most would say Im an A personality but with a strong dose of introversion. But mostly I like puttering, which is really a form of meditation.

With all of the rain a lot of the bearded irises are rotting. Bummer. But evolution sill pick the winners.
Comment by Randall Smith on April 2, 2014 at 8:45am

As if I don't have enough to do in my own garden, yesterday I drove a tractor for four hours helping my kids plant greenhouse started kale and lettuce in the field. They (my daughter and her husband) sat side by side behind me dropping "starts" into the ground. The "job" is quite tedious and boring (for the tractor driver), and chilly/windy (50 deg.). At least the sun was out. I'm like those old "doctor" commercials: not a real farmer, just a "wannabe".

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 31, 2014 at 4:55pm

I've got "A ROUND TUIT", but it's stored out of sight & out of mind!

Comment by Patricia on March 31, 2014 at 3:34pm

I'll get things done......eventually.......

 

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