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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Welcome to Eden!

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 Idaho Spud on August 26, 2013 at 7:59am

Randall, a few days ago I read your blog about what you're doing with 120 acres.  Felt jealous.  Wow!  I would love to have 120 acres to decide what to do with.

I have a brother that always been kind to me and rejected the church we were raised in at an early age (although sadly, he still believes the bible).   He's in desperate need of a place to live and make a living from, so I would offer him a piece of it.   Don't think I would put conditions on him as to what he could do with it.

I would start growing fruit and nut trees, lots of vegetables & berries, trying several new things every year.

I would create a pond where I could raise catfish and trout to eat.  I'd probably raise several kinds of animals for eggs, milk, & meat.

With that much land, I would even start growing some flowers & trees that I enjoyed the beauty of, not just things to eat (smile:)  Quacking aspen comes to mind first.  Love the looks of that tree.  

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 26, 2013 at 7:35am

It's embarrassing to admit, but I was wondering what kind of structure you had Patricia.  A greenhouse didn't occur to me until Joan D mentioned it, but now it's obvious!  It's embarrassing because I've always wanted a greenhouse, but haven't yet built one.

Comment by Patricia on August 25, 2013 at 10:48pm

Despite his bad heart, my husband planned & built the greenhouse with help from the neighbors for lifting or placing anything heavy. It helps extend our growing season so whatever is not good in the garden, goes into the greenhouse. Our son helps out as well when he comes here for a long weekend a couple of times a year. He does a lot of the heavy yard work each trip too.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 25, 2013 at 10:32pm

Daniel, I finished about two more feet of raspberry removal and have nice healthy new canes tied up for next year. Another couple of days and it will be finished. 

Yes, I will plant next spring and am looking at things I want to move. I can work a couple of hours and then am done. It feels really good to work up a bit of sweat. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 25, 2013 at 10:28pm
Patricia, your growing room looks so sturdy and up to the job. Did you design and build it? The abundant growth looks like a greenhouse paradise. Also like your solar fountain.
Comment by Patricia on August 25, 2013 at 6:59pm

I'm watching to color closely to get an idea of when to pick. This is another photo but they are a bit distant....

Comment by Sentient Biped on August 25, 2013 at 6:36pm

Very nice!
How do you know if the muskmelon is ready to pick?

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 25, 2013 at 6:18pm

Nice muskmelon & peppers.

Comment by Patricia on August 25, 2013 at 5:54pm

Muskmelon

vine ripening peppers

Backyard fountain & solar light

Comment by Sentient Biped on August 25, 2013 at 10:18am

Joan,

I hope you will plan on next year's garden.  I think you will have more energy than now, and will be chompin at the bit to get back into your Eden.

I'm already thinking about next year.  More ideas about what to grow, and how to grow it.  Learnings from this year.

Randall, I enjoyed your blog post, tremendously.

Spud, it's amazing.  Sometimes the insects find a plant that they really like, and they are all over it.  Now it's the sedum.  I found a few more sedums around my old yard, neglected and in the shade, and moved them to the apiary garden.  Mainly for next year.  It's also easy to divide bigger sedum clumps, and start them from cuttings.  Something to think about for next year....

 

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