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
Members: 168
Latest Activity: 17 hours ago

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.

Discussion Forum

Backyard Organic Garden

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Sentient Biped Sep 7. 4 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

Some pictures from my garden

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 26. 7 Replies

The Next Green Revolution May Rely on Microbes

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Sentient Biped Jun 30. 2 Replies

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Comment by Idaho Spud on August 7, 2013 at 5:27pm

Thanks Joan and Sentient.  I'm amazed at how well it's doing all things considered.  And, I will definitely let you know how it tastes, good or bad.

Just read something interesting about watermelons.  They are not classed as melons, but berries.

Comment by Sentient Biped on August 7, 2013 at 5:09pm

Spud, I'm in awe of your awesomeness!  Wow!  My little melon plants are just starting to bloom!

Note to self for next year:  Build a temporary greenhouse over the melons and okra plants.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 7, 2013 at 2:21pm

I agree with Boo! Hiss! on store-bought melon.  Last week, Winco foods had seedless watermelons for a relatively good price and I was tempted to buy one, but resisted.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 7, 2013 at 2:12pm

Great "Moon and Stars". Be sure to let us know when you harvest that beauty and how it tastes! I will celebrate with you with a store bought melon (Boo! Hiss! )

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 7, 2013 at 2:08pm

My "Moon and Stars" watermelon is looking good at 13 by 11 inches:

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 7, 2013 at 2:06pm

Wikipedia say hornworm caterpillars are found throughout the US, Northwest Mexico and southern Canada.

Comment by Randall Smith on August 7, 2013 at 6:53am
Are "hornworm" caterpillars found in Idaho or Washington? I'm sure "cabbage" ones are. They are the bane of my garden existance.
Comment by Sentient Biped on August 5, 2013 at 10:05pm

Spud,

I imagine they will collect as long as there is nectar and pollen for them.  I did read that when  a bee collects from a flower, they leave a pheromone trail marking the spot as "used".   That way other bees don't waste their time on a flower that is already collected.  Maybe they are noting the presence of prior bees and moving on to fresh forage.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 5, 2013 at 6:09am

Sentient, I notice the bees in my watermelon patch will visit several flowers and leave quickly before finding one to settle on.  Do you know if this is a sign that there are enough bees to deplete the nectar in most flowers, or something else?

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 4, 2013 at 10:08pm
Wonderful photos of the Fair! The goats would be a nice addition to your acreage and help keep weeds down. Nice companions for your chickens.
 

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