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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.
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.

Discussion Forum

Insectary

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Annie Thomas 19 hours ago. 2 Replies

Bunga Bakawali or Tan Hua (Epiphyllum oxypetallum)

Started by Sentient Biped. Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 21. 13 Replies

Backyard Organic Garden

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 21. 7 Replies

Compost

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Sentient Biped Sep 20. 4 Replies

"Healthy Soil Microbes / Healthy People"

Started by Sentient Biped. Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 20. 26 Replies

Permaculture Transformation In 90 Days

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Aug 27. 2 Replies

Sugar Baby

Started by Don. Last reply by Don Aug 24. 11 Replies

Evans Bali cherry

Started by Don. Last reply by Don Aug 24. 4 Replies

Asparagus

Started by Čenek Sekavec. Last reply by Idaho Spud Aug 23. 4 Replies

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Comment by Joan Denoo on January 16, 2014 at 3:17pm

Spud, I like your idea about finding out about seed companies. So many that I have trusted for years have been sold and gone downhill. i.e. Wayside Gardens. I learned about Wayside when I was majoring in horticulture at WSU in 1955. It was a great company; sadly its reputation has gone down since its sale. 

I agree about Gurney's and Park seed companies. Not the best rated as far as I can tell from gardeners with whom I correspond. 

I have subscribed to Daves Garden for years. It is a to-go-to-place for evaluations by other gardeners. I Bookmarked their seed pages and have not seen the page you recommended. After reading it, I say this is the place to go for getting unbiased information: 

http://davesgarden.com/products/gwd/#b

I don't like getting catalogues in the mail unless I request them because I want to save trees. The internet works great for me, except I love having my Seeds of Change Organic Seeds beside me for relaxing browsing. 

www.seedsofchange.com.

and

http://www.gardeners.com/Outdoor-Gardening/OutdoorGardening_SD,defa... 

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 16, 2014 at 10:19am

Daniel, your sun-room idea sounds good.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 15, 2014 at 12:51pm

I was thinking of starting a new discussion about good and bad results with seed & plant companies, but with a limited number of active members here, it's probably better to use a site that has reviews from gardeners.

I've not been looking long, but I found this site that seems to have quite a few reviews: http://davesgarden.com/products/gwd/#b I've not been able to get the reviews to stop dropping words at the end of the window, but other than that, it seems to be OK.

So far I've noticed a large number of bad reviews for Gurney's and Park, two companies that send me catalogs without me requesting them.  I've received 5 or 6 catalogs this year that I didn't order, and I'm always suspicious of those companies.

What started this thinking is the Gurney's catalog that has 50% off before 2/12/14.  I was tempted, but after reading many negative reviews, ordering from Gurney's does not seem like a good idea.  Other catalogs that I didn't order are Totally Tomatoes and Vermont Bean seed Company.

Territorial Seed Company also sends me catalogs since I ordered seeds from them last year, but I don't remember if I told them to or not.  With my limited dealings with them, I can't say anything good or bad about them.  However, I do wonder why they showed the Moon and Stars watermelons as being purple, but mine were green.  Perhaps I'll email them and ask.

The site I referenced above has mostly positive reviews of Territorial, but there are a few complaints about the high price of their seeds and shipping.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 13, 2014 at 1:46pm

Safe journey Randall! 

Comment by Randall Smith on January 13, 2014 at 7:17am

FYI, I'm headed to Florida (Mexico Beach) for 17 days. I'll be back. Maybe it'll be warmer by then!

Comment by Sentient Biped on January 10, 2014 at 8:14am
That sounds good about the robin. Maybe if moss is growing on it, the humidity is up.
Comment by Randall Smith on January 10, 2014 at 7:30am

Those you mention, plus temperature (hot, cold, in between), wind (speed and dir.), fog (invisible). Even though it might shake in an earthquake, I don't think that's weather related. How 'bout if a robin sits on it, it's Spring?! And it's shadow could determine solstice dates. I'm making those up. 

Comment by Sentient Biped on January 9, 2014 at 8:36am
lets see... rain snow sleet hail sun earthquake tornado. Maybe clouds?
Comment by Randall Smith on January 9, 2014 at 8:31am

If I remember correctly, my rock can detect 15 weather related phenomena (nons?). Who needs TV weathermen? They're usually wrong, anyway. I'll consider a video camera.

Comment by Sentient Biped on January 8, 2014 at 7:35pm

I agree. A video camera on Randall's weather station would be awesome! Somewhere in the dark recesses of my memory, someone made a weather station by hanging a shirt on a clothesline. If the shirt was wet, it was raining, if it was moving around, it was windy, etc.

Thanks for the orchid info Spud. I didn't know that. I always feel like I can't throw away an orchid after I buy it, and so I have about a dozen, with no room to spare. In 2013 I summered them outside in a sheltered spot, and they surprised me by doing very well. I don't have enough window space. Should I build a greenhouse or sunroom?

 

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