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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

Permaculture, Bill Mollison

Started by Joan Denoo Nov 16. 0 Replies

Plant Labels

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Joan Denoo Nov 8. 21 Replies

Design with Nature

Started by Joan Denoo Nov 6. 0 Replies

Sepp Holzer´s Permaculture

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Barbara Livingston Nov 6. 1 Reply

Permaculture, John D. Liu

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Nov 3. 8 Replies

Permaculture

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Daniel W Nov 3. 2 Replies

Permaculture Transformation In 90 Days

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Nov 2. 4 Replies

A texas garden I never thought I would see!

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Barbara Livingston Oct 30. 4 Replies

Backyard Organic Garden

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Barbara Livingston Oct 29. 10 Replies

What the heck is hugelkultur? How does it save water?

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Barbara Livingston Oct 29. 8 Replies

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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 Daniel W 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.  

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 7, 2013 at 7:32pm
Spud, if you are having 6" of rain at a time, you may consider raising the height of your growing beds 6"+ inches above ground level so the water will drain quickly away from growing roots. You may have to build boxes to hold the soil in, or perhaps it won't be necessary. Since this heavy rain is unusual, it may not happen again ... or it may be a new normal. You have options if such heavy rains continue next year. Because you prepared your soil so deeply, the moisture will absorb into the prepared beds and will work in your favor. You will not have wasted your energy.
Comment by Daniel W on September 7, 2013 at 7:29pm

Spud,

Bible is a good book with lots of practical info, such as how to build an arc to survive Idaho rains.  It also has instructions about how to make spotted goats and sheep.  Something involving use of willow branches or something.

I think a cantaloupe is an antelope that couldn't.  But they taste very good.

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 7, 2013 at 7:19pm

And cantaloupe has many spellings, one of which is cantaloup.

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 7, 2013 at 7:18pm

Muskmelons vs cantaloupes is kind of confusing.  Definitions seem to change as years go by.  However, it appears that a cantaloup is a kind of muskmelon.

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 7, 2013 at 7:16pm

Bible?  What's a bible?

Comment by Daniel W on September 7, 2013 at 7:12pm

Patricia, that looks great!  I'm really impressed, you get them in such a northern climate!

I have some promise of melon but not quite there yet - this is a miniature variety.

Spud, those rains sound like you should start building an Arc.  You might find some plans in a bible. 

Randall, I would love to be able to grow sweet corn here.  Summer is too sort and cool.  I might try some short season varieties next year if I have the ambition.

cantaloupe vs. muskmelon.  Some people swear those are 2 different animals. 

 

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