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Godless in the garden

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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.
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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A texas garden I never thought I would see!

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by BarbaraSATX yesterday. 4 Replies

Backyard Organic Garden

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

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by BarbaraSATX on Wednesday. 8 Replies

Compost

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Scientific Gardening. "The Informed Gardener" a book review

Started by Daniel W (Sentient Biped). Last reply by Daniel W (Sentient Biped) on Monday. 2 Replies

Potatoes. Growing the perfect food.

Started by Daniel W (Sentient Biped). Last reply by Daniel W (Sentient Biped) Oct 11. 12 Replies

Permaculture Transformation In 90 Days

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Insectary

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Bunga Bakawali or Tan Hua (Epiphyllum oxypetallum)

Started by Daniel W (Sentient Biped). Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 21. 13 Replies

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Comment by Dominic Florio on March 23, 2013 at 6:12pm

Comment by Dominic Florio on March 23, 2013 at 6:09pm

So we were discussing trees and mowing.  Part of the reason why I bought my property six years ago was because of the big trees.  It is hard to grow most things in the full sun in Fl.  These are pics from around the property, two days after mowing and no raking.  I never rake.  The mowed leaves quickly return to the soil.

Comment by A Former Member on March 23, 2013 at 10:56am

@ amer: Perhaps then I just need to cut some of the upper paddles off and let them reroot. 

Comment by Annie Thomas on March 23, 2013 at 9:56am

Sentient- I am just starting out.  We are converting an old greenhouse into a coop.  My friend just picked up four already-laying cuckoo marans for me.  She's being kind enough to house them with her flock until the coop is ready.  Next time I'll get chicks, but the timing wasn't right.

I'm not sure how long the charge lasts.  I can mow my front and back (about 40 minutes total) on one charge, but I haven't done that it a few years (I now do the back one day and the front on another).   The mower is now several years old and I was worried the battery would not hold a charge as long as it aged, but so far so good!

Comment by Daniel W (Sentient Biped) on March 23, 2013 at 9:17am

Annie, do you already have chickens or starting out?  They are one of my favorite garden denizens.

How long does the charge last on your mower?

Comment by Annie Thomas on March 23, 2013 at 9:04am

Idaho-  those are dragon tongue beans.

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 23, 2013 at 8:29am

Annie, what are those short plants with large leaves in the back right part of your back 40?

Comment by amer chohan on March 22, 2013 at 10:29pm

Opuntia in rich soils and by fertilization grow very fast and its lower leaves or stem can't support the upper leaves(mine is in danger of that as it is showing overgrowth). So they tend to fall over. It happens to all opuntias, a little more in case of microdasys. I got my problem solved by introducing them to poor soil and having limmited growth.

Its not consistant watering habbit which matters in case of damage to cactus plant. One overwatering espacially watering or rain in winter is enough to destroy whole year's effort.

Comment by Annie Thomas on March 22, 2013 at 10:19pm

I do!  We get to see a bunch of them.  Years ago, a friend gave me a bunch of luna moth caterpillars for my classroom.  Each child had a caterpillar, and I would bring in fresh sweet gum leaves each day.  We had so much fun watching them create their chrysalis (sorry, I don't know the plural form), and then watching them hatch.  

Comment by A Former Member on March 22, 2013 at 10:11pm

Cool. Do you ever get to see the luna moths?

 

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