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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.

Discussion Forum

Compost

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by k.h. ky yesterday. 8 Replies

Potatoes. Growing the perfect food.

Started by Sentient Biped. Last reply by Sentient Biped Oct 11. 12 Replies

Permaculture Transformation In 90 Days

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Sky God Oct 10. 3 Replies

Backyard Organic Garden

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Oct 10. 9 Replies

Insectary

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Annie Thomas Oct 3. 10 Replies

Bunga Bakawali or Tan Hua (Epiphyllum oxypetallum)

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

"Healthy Soil Microbes / Healthy People"

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

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Comment by Idaho Spud on December 29, 2013 at 2:31pm

I've received 4 physical catalogs in the last month.  Didn't order any of them, so that's a strike against them.  Besides that, I hardly looked at them.  The internet has a much better selection.  

Haven't ordered anything yet, or even started looking.  I've still got time.  Haven't I?

Comment by Sentient Biped on December 29, 2013 at 1:47pm

Randall watch out!  Those catalogs can be seductive!  

Thanks for the encouragement about Spring.  So near, but so far!  

With the internet, I don't wait for catalogs.  I bought seeds already via internet.  I'm such a sad case!  :-)

For me the attraction is I can research varieties for short cool season, which we have here.  The nurseries are hit and miss.  I think some of their plants are grown in California and brought here, so not suitable.  They are also into nationally suitable hybrids, again maybe not as good for my climate.  I may well be wrong, but that's my thought process.

Plus those online catalogs are so interesting!

Comment by Randall Smith on December 29, 2013 at 7:19am

Received my first seed catalogue the other day. Perused through it to get the juices flowing. Pretty devious, if you ask me, for those companies to incite a riot of the mind. Nevertheless, I haven't bought anything from them in years. I go to a local nursery. Not nearly the variety--nor the temptation! Hang in there, garden lovers. Spring is just around the next curve.

Comment by Sentient Biped on December 25, 2013 at 8:43pm

Got the soil analysis.  Moved it to a separate discussion, in case anyone is interested.  Now that I have a lab analysis, I feel like I can be more scientific in my gardening.  The report changes the plans significantly.

Comment by Sentient Biped on December 24, 2013 at 5:47pm

Spud, I think it produces a lot better result with some cuttings.  I've used the powdered rooting hormone and the liquid, and none.  Every plant variety is different.  Some don't benefit at all - willow, forsythia, christmas cactus.  Some are pretty easy without it, but I think they do better, or faster,  with it - figs, roses, buddleia, grapes.  Some I don't think I can get to root without it - plum, laburnum.  Some things are so easy I've never tried rooting hormone - geraniums, grapes. 

I don't know how long it keeps.  I'm using a package I bought last year.

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 24, 2013 at 4:37pm

Daniel, does the Dip-and-Grow produce better results than using nothing?

Comment by Sentient Biped on December 24, 2013 at 4:13pm
Randall that sounds interesting. I should give it a try.
Comment by Randall Smith on December 24, 2013 at 8:38am

Wow--a lot of effort in making kraut! But cool, Daniel!  As far as freezer slaw, easy. Slice cabbage, carrots, pepper (I add tomatoes). Pour boiled vinegar/sugar liquid (with mustard and celery seed) over, and freeze in containers. I love it.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 22, 2013 at 2:30am

Chris, wonderful idea, and perfect site for such an endeavor. May I suggest Daniel's airlock picture for the chapter heading of fermentation and pickles? 

Comment by Plinius on December 22, 2013 at 1:24am

We could write a ´cookbook´ together, you all make  food I'd love to try. Is it too far off-topic to start here?

 

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