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
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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 Plinius on October 22, 2013 at 2:14am

A lot of work and well done! Looks like a lovely garden.

Comment by Sentient Biped on October 22, 2013 at 1:09am
Please send Daniela over to do the same for my garden! :) Perfect!

Well, not sure if it will help with voles and moles. But it looks great!
Comment by Joan Denoo on October 22, 2013 at 12:55am

Here is a well protected garden! 

Daniela's newly fenced veggie garden in Ohio

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 20, 2013 at 10:15am

Thanks for your insights on melons Randall, and, your good wishes. : )

I didn't notice any of mine tasting sour, so maybe they weren't overripe.

Anyway, I look forward to learning more in years to come, and hope I can acquire a little land, so I can grow more varieties every year.

Comment by Randall Smith on October 20, 2013 at 8:03am

Spud: Like most fruits, watermelons do taste different according to "ripeness". Your first one probably wasn't ready. Overripe ones begin to taste sour. My father still rates cantelopes on a 1 to 10 scale. May you continue to get 10s!

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 19, 2013 at 3:41pm

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 19, 2013 at 10:18am

I've been enjoying eating my watermelon, and they taste much better than they did at first.

I don't know why that is.  High expectations?  Doesn't seem likely.  Flavor improved while in the refrigerator?  People say that they don't ripen anymore once they're picked, but maybe the flavor can improve if they're already ripe (or overripe).  Any thoughts?

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 13, 2013 at 7:55am

No worries about voles and rabbits here, but I'd rather live in the country with the country problems than the city with city problems.

The country has less government regulations, more peace & quiet, and less costly land.  

Even just a half acre garden would be wonderful compared to the pitiful 10 by 30 foot garden I have here. 

Comment by Randall Smith on October 13, 2013 at 7:18am

Following up on the sweet potato subject, let me say a few things. First, they seem to take forever to get going. And rabbits love the leaves (need covering every night and watched closely at daytime). Eventually, vines go everywhere with pretty blossoms. Voles love the tubers (I use D-con to poison them--the voles, that is.). It takes a lot of digging to harvest the potatoes--roots go out a ways from the main mound. I've kept sweet potatoes in my basement for up to two years. If they start to sprout, I "start" the new shoots for Spring planting. Doesn't always work, but it's fun to try. Bottom line, they're delicious in a variety of recipes. Oh yes, and they can grow to the size of a football!

Comment by Patricia on October 11, 2013 at 2:21pm

Safe trip Sentient! Wish you could bring some noodles back for us....hahaha!

 

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