Godless in the garden


Godless in the garden

Welcome to gardeners, growers of veggies, fruits, flowers, and trees!  


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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?
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 Joan Denoo on March 20, 2013 at 12:52pm

Annie, I love bamboo in the garden and they make excellent vine supports. They last a long tie, are inexpensive, can be easily cut to desired lengths, and look natural. I use bamboo in a lot of different ways, but here are examples:

You can's see it in this view, but I stack pots filled with nice rich soil and saucers and plant beans or peas or whatever in each pot. The top pot is empty so I can place a hose in it and slowly drip water the whole stack. It worked far better than I hoped. 

In this one, a bird-bath, I stacked pots and saucers. This created an unstable stack so I used bamboo poles to stabilize it. A simple drip system keeps a drip dropping every few seconds, thus creating a nice sound that attracts birds. The birds swarm all over it. They often stand on the poles as they drink. It is easy to take apart to clean, which I do several times a year. 

Comment by amer chohan on March 20, 2013 at 12:30pm

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 20, 2013 at 9:58am

Nice onions Sentient.  All I have is a few garlic & onions a couple of inches high.

Comment by Randall Smith on March 20, 2013 at 7:46am

Usually by now, I can gather chives. But it's been so cold, nothing but  garlic is poking through. Forecast high today--28. Last year, 80. Ugh.

Comment by Annie Thomas on March 19, 2013 at 8:41pm

How exciting to be growing food for twelve years from a few starts.  Joan- I loved your sentiment... so very true. 

I have a pole bean question: what types of support have worked best for all of you?  I am growing three kinds of beans this year, as it's a new garden and I thought it would be good for the soil.  My dragon tongue beans are bush beans and need no support, but I am also growing Cherokee Trail of Tears Beans.  I have planted Bolita beans as well.  Everything I've read about them is that there are both pole and bush varieties... and I have no idea which type I planted.  I wonder what to look for to know if I must stake them?  I am enjoying watching my seeds grow into plants and look hardier each day!

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 19, 2013 at 7:32pm
Sentient, a gardener has faith in the future! Optimism personified
Comment by Sentient Biped on March 19, 2013 at 7:17pm

Today we stopped by the kitchen garden and got these.  First vegetables of the year for us.  These were planted in September and over-wintered in the raised beds.  Egyptian Walking Onions.  It's fun thinking I've been raising them from a few starts bought 12 years ago from SeedSavers.org.

Comment by amer chohan on March 19, 2013 at 3:21pm

Sentinent, spring is always a good time for gardners. You will get well soon.

Joan, nice observation. I never saw them that way. Although set of spines of each side emerge at different times from central growth point still nature maintains the symmetry somehow.

Comment by amer chohan on March 19, 2013 at 8:41am

Hope you are fully fit as soon as possible Sentinent. I will love to see you back.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 19, 2013 at 3:27am
Just saying hello and thinking of you. I like the thought of you in the garden.

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