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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!

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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.

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Permaculture, Bill Mollison

Started by Joan Denoo on Sunday. 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 Daniel W on July 3, 2013 at 9:00am

Chris, I like getting 'volunteers' around my garden too!

I didn't know about marrowfat peas.  Sounds great!  I've been getting snowpeas for the past month, almost done with those.

Oh the heat!  I'm watering containers daily.  This winter I started more fig cuttings than I should have.  Some for me, some to give away.  Now they are in 1 to 3 gallon pots.  Yesterday I transferred some to larger containers.  Also other plants in similar situation.

In the yard at large, I used the lazy gardener's approach over the past couple of months, and mulched around trees and shrubs with grass clippings collected while mowing.  A little bit each time so they would dry in the sun and not become mushy.  So I think those are protected.  Still, the vulnerable ones get water once weekly.

This weekend, if I have the energy, the tomatoes will get a straw mulch.  Key word is "if".

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 3, 2013 at 12:25am

Well, better late than never, Chris.

Comment by Plinius on July 1, 2013 at 12:23am

I started to harvest the marrowfat peas; my best harvest so far - if we're lucky we can make a meal out of them ;-)

Now that I stopped trying to have a flower garden, they come out everywhere! For three years on end I sowed Sweet Williams - no result at all - and now they are everywhere, in all the colours of the rainbow!

Comment by Daniel W on June 30, 2013 at 10:31am

Annie, those ears of corn really are beautiful.

I am a little envious that you can harvest corn already.  Even though i love my climate.  Until last week it was barely warm enough to plant corn. 

Like much of the west, the past few days have been hot, not just warm.  But still feeling fortunate. 

Okra probably won't make it.  Maybe try again next year.  The little seedlings just sulked and now appear to be dying.

Tomatoes just starting to take off.

Planting some bean plants today, and a short-season cantaloupe.  I started the seeds a week or 2 ago in containers.

Harvested multiplier onions yesterday, and the first of the garlic.  They are curing / drying in the garage.  Didn't want them to 'cook' in the sun.

Comment by Plinius on June 30, 2013 at 1:23am

It's beautiful Annie!

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 30, 2013 at 12:57am

Annie, I just saw your photo of glass gem corn. It is so pretty. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 30, 2013 at 12:49am

Annie, I don't see our photo of glass gem corn. I Googled it and see how pretty it is. I didn't get any seeds in the ground this year ... too busy killing cancer cells. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 30, 2013 at 12:47am

Thanks, Sentient, for the recipes. It is cheaper than lady bugs. I wonder how they will do with soap? Also, isn't vinegar a plant killer? I will not use it until I do a little testing.

Comment by Idaho Spud on June 29, 2013 at 7:04pm

I also like the variety in the kernel colors Annie.  Beautiful. 

Comment by Annie Thomas on June 29, 2013 at 6:27pm

A rather measly harvest, but I am thrilled nonetheless.  Here is the glass gem corn I grew! It's a popcorn, but I think I will save it for seed and decoration.  I love the variety in the kernel colors.

 

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