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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.

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Bunga Bakawali or Tan Hua (Epiphyllum oxypetallum)

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

Backyard Organic Garden

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Compost

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Sentient Biped on Sunday. 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 Joan Denoo on August 13, 2014 at 10:29am

Spud, what a good idea for old popcorn. I will throw a dozen year old jar of popcorn out in the bird feeder station and see what happens. 

Randy, the downpours have been very heavy this year. A new storm system just moved in yesterday with lots of wind; wonder what today will be like. Your vegetable variety sounds like the makings of a great harvest feast, with all the family, workers on the farm, friends and neighbors invited for a gigantic celebration of a good yield. What is Delicata? I looked for it and found it. The description sounds delicious. 

Daniel, your healthy harvest looks too good to eat, even as my mouth waters just looking at it. I see you have what looks like hot Chili sauce in the photo. Remarkable that your 10 year old seeds sprouted. 

I love pattypan and zucchini and have several, courtesy of my next door neighbor. Really sorry I didn't get the seeds in the ground this spring. I am clearing out some old shrubs and perennials to be used for vegetables next spring. My compost pile is getting very high and by next spring, it should be ready to pull some nice compost out from the bottom. 

In the spring, I could be in the garden doing chores only a few minutes before coming in exhausted. Now, I can putter for five hours and more without fatigue. It is the heat that drives me in. 

Comment by Plinius on August 13, 2014 at 10:14am

So you buy arugula - finding the word anyone would use in a shop is sometimes difficult.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 13, 2014 at 10:07am

Chris, I have not heard of rucola before, so looked it up:

Eruca sativa (syn. E. vesicaria subsp. sativa (Miller) Thell., Brassica eruca L.) is an edible annual plant, commonly known as salad rocket,[1]roquetterucolarucolirugulacolewort, and, in the United States, arugula

Your salad sounds delicious. 

Comment by Plinius on August 13, 2014 at 9:19am

Thanks Randall. Just finished the salad for tonight: Iceberg lettuce, rucola, tomato, cucumber, onion, tuna, anchovies.

Comment by Randall Smith on August 13, 2014 at 7:22am

Watching a portion of some PBS show with Dr. F.....(?) promoting salads, beans, and green veggies as THE way to good health and weight reduction (non-dieting). He especially promoted onions. I grow a lot of them (along with garlic), and try to use them in as many dishes as I can. Just thought I'd pass that on.

Comment by Sentient Biped on August 12, 2014 at 8:45am
Randall we have racoons and possums which can be a problem. Deer are the most destructive currently.

We will have betternut too snd a few of a french whitE one.

Spud the pattypans are fun. That was a 10 year old packet of seeds. I was curious sbout whether they would grow. Yelliw ones seem the most tender.
Comment by Randall Smith on August 12, 2014 at 7:30am

Daniel, sweetcorn takes up quite a bit of room, but it's worth the space. Your high temperatures may be a problem (along with deer). Do you have raccoons? I think my dog(s) have helped with  that problem.

My winter squash crop is spectacular. Butternut, acorn, and Delicata, primarily. Along with sweet potatoes, I go "orange" during the winter ("green" in summer). What fun it is to grow ones own fruits and vegetables!  Keep your comments coming.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 12, 2014 at 5:06am

Glad you got rain Randall.  More is predicted here for the next 3 days.

Daniel, what a lot of good food you've got.  I've never grown a white squash before.  Is it a Pattypan squash? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_squash

Comment by Sentient Biped on August 11, 2014 at 10:06pm

Randall glad you got rain.  We are in our usual all-summer dry spell with temp today at 100F.  Too hot to do much other than stand and water, and venture out once in a while to pick fruits and veggies.

 

 

Spud, popcorn was worth a try. If I get my deerfence in I might try sweet corn.

We also got some okra, enough for a stir fry, tomatoes, and blackberries.  Pears are ripe now too.

Comment by Randall Smith on August 11, 2014 at 7:16am

Hurray! Got a half inch of rain yesterday! That's the good news (for the garden). Bad news is I got caught in the downpour while walking the dog, 3 miles away from home. I sat on someone's porch for 30'. They weren't home--probably at church! Fools.

 

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