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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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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 Sentient Biped on June 22, 2014 at 6:27pm

Cenek,

Grapes take a few years to reach production.  If you grow from seed, you risk waiting a long time, then having grapes that are no good.  I would wait until leaf fall, then move it.  That gives it time to put down roots before spring.  I would also cut much of the top growth, to balance the root loss.  Grapes have deep roots.

I've moved some grape vines that way.  It works OK.

You can also grow grapes easily from dormant cuttings.   I've done that too.  This link tells how to grow from summer cuttings.  I have not done that, but now that I look, it seems interesting.

Comment by Sentient Biped on June 22, 2014 at 6:21pm

"Show and Tell"

Phaselia.  Planted for bee forage.  Bumblebees like it.  Honeybees don't seem to have noticed yet.  Pretty flower, fern-like foliage.  Tends to flop over.

Comment by Idaho Spud on June 22, 2014 at 6:09pm

Lots of good things to eat.  Nice.

Comment by Patricia on June 22, 2014 at 5:32pm

The pea plant got there accidentally, but my husband didn't have the heart to move it as it's doing so well. The rest of the greenhouse has tomatoes, red, green, & orange peppers, English cucumbers, & muskmelons. Outside, there are pole beans, peas, cauliflower, broccoli, radishes.  Can't remember what else.

Comment by Idaho Spud on June 22, 2014 at 5:25pm

I'm jealous of your greenhouse patricia, and I think I see a nice looking pea plant.

Comment by Čenek Sekavec on June 22, 2014 at 2:37pm

Looks great patricia!

Re: mulberries, as kids my brothers and I feasted on them, climbing the branches 8 or 9 meters to get them all. Sometimes we'd bring mom a few pints to can. But not often! Mulberries do really well in dry and windy climates.

also, I have found a grape vine growing at one of my rentals. The birds are already eating them. I want grapes at my homestead, thoDo I try to grow from seed or riak a transport attempt?

Comment by Sentient Biped on June 22, 2014 at 9:00am
Patricia, I second what Randall said. I love that greenhouse. Impressive tomato! Beautiful flowers!
Comment by Randall Smith on June 22, 2014 at 7:13am

Impressive, Patricia! And beautiful.

Comment by Patricia on June 21, 2014 at 7:35pm

The greenhouse

Peonies

Mini red roses

Deep purple petunias with yellow streaks.....never seen that before....

Comment by Sentient Biped on June 21, 2014 at 9:48am
Randall there was a mulberry tree in my neighborhood, when I was a boy. My parents didnt encourage me to try them, so I never did.

When I finally had my own place and got into edible landscaping, I got a bareroot Illinois Everbearing mulberry tree. It has been bearing modest crops for a few years now. I love them. They are so good! I keep ut pruned small so they are easy toreach,but with my deer problem I think I will let it grow taller now.
 

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