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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

Bunga Bakawali or Tan Hua (Epiphyllum oxypetallum)

Started by Sentient Biped. Last reply by Joan Denoo yesterday. 13 Replies

Backyard Organic Garden

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo yesterday. 7 Replies

Compost

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Sentient Biped yesterday. 4 Replies

"Healthy Soil Microbes / Healthy People"

Started by Sentient Biped. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Saturday. 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 Randall Smith on September 9, 2013 at 6:38am
Does anybody dislike "smoothies" like I do (or don't)? I've tried different combinations of fruit, but yuck. Yesterday, it was with a cantaloupe, peach, and strawberries (with yogurt). Not only the flavor was awful, but the foamy texture made me gag. I'm just trying to find ways to eat all the fruit I have. Haven't tried persimmon smoothy, Sentient!
Comment by Sentient Biped on September 8, 2013 at 4:26pm

Spud,

There are so many reportedly toxic plants, I don't worry too much about it.  I did get rid of an oleander because I read the nectar and pollen are toxic to honeybees, and it's supposedly more toxic than most.

Brugmansias to have a toxin, but so do tomato plants, potato plants, rhubarb leaves, kidney beans, lily  of the valley, daffodils, and a zillion others.  Supposedly a couple of lily petals can kill a cat.  I also thought about planting castor beans, but with all of the loonies out there sending ricin through the mail, I didn't want to get onto a govt list as who knows what, so I didn't grow any.

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 8, 2013 at 2:14pm

Nice looking trumpets on that brugmansia.  I read that they are poisonous.  Your cat looks to be still alive, so it must know not to eat it.

Randall, I'd give you some of my water, but the shipping cost would be a little much.

Patricia, glad your melon's flavorful.  

Comment by Patricia on September 8, 2013 at 1:34pm

The melon is very sweet & full of flavor....so pleased, & hope the other 4 or 5 have time to ripen as well. I'd like to freeze some for winter breakfast fruit.

Comment by Sentient Biped on September 8, 2013 at 7:30am
Randall soon your persimmons will ripen. And somewhere in you state, some pawpaws. That ill be great!

Joan during the winter the brugmansia dries out and I keep it dormant in the garage. Same as geraniums. Kind of a tradition for me now, bringing them back out in the spring for another season of flowers.
Comment by Randall Smith on September 8, 2013 at 6:52am

I may have great sweet corn, but I sure can't produce melons--of any variety! My cantaloupes never get any larger than softball size (barely)--if I get any at all. I'm envious. Still no rain. Love the Bible comments!

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 7, 2013 at 8:39pm

Spud, sounds like you have the idea already ... we just need to stand back and watch your garden thrive. Good job!

Daniel, your brugmansia is so pretty. Worth the extra effort. I assume you have to bring it in before winter. 

Comment by Sentient Biped on September 7, 2013 at 8:21pm

This brugmansia was dropping its buds and leaves.  I could not keep up with watering it.  So a few weeks ago I repotted.  Now it's blooming again.  It's a fun plant. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 7, 2013 at 7:42pm

I put the watermelons above so they would warm-up faster, as watermelon like warm roots.  Didn't think about a flood!

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 7, 2013 at 7:40pm

Good idea Joan.  From now on, whenever I plant something new, or modify a patch of earth, I'll make it above ground level.

I did put my watermelon patch above ground level.  Moon & stars on a mound 1.5 feet above, and sugar baby 3 feet above.  

 

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