Godless in the garden

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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 Steph S. on September 17, 2011 at 10:56pm
Figs look yummy Sentient! I have grape vines in my yard, they usually yield bunches of grapes. Even though I have native Mustang grapes they aren't yielding as much as last year due to the heat and drought we are having. But, we actually got a little rain today!
Comment by Sentient Biped on August 20, 2011 at 1:58pm
Fresh fruit today from my yard. They are SO good!

http://growinggreener.blogspot.com/2011/08/fresh-fruit.html#links
Comment by Sentient Biped on June 23, 2011 at 10:25pm
Getting ripe strawberries  from the yard now.  Yum!
Comment by Sentient Biped on April 30, 2011 at 4:47pm
New logo, pic from my yard this week.
Comment by Sentient Biped on April 27, 2011 at 8:45am
Cherries, pears, and apple are blooming! So are the tulips and daffodils! Really to chlly here to set out tomatoes but Ive set up protection for some with "wall-o-water" shelters and plastic cloches. Ahh Spring! My tomato plants are 6 inches tall, need to go outside soon.
Comment by Sentient Biped on March 14, 2011 at 8:59am
Getting to be time to start tomatoes and peppers inside. Not sure if I will this year.... Been lazy. Still the benefits are tremendous. Maybe I'll get out last year's seeds. Should still be good. 6 peppers and 6 tomatoes should be doable..... :-)
Comment by Sentient Biped on February 14, 2011 at 9:56pm
I'm trying to think of something more energy intensive... maybe if they used incandescent lights instead of sunshine? I suppose, though, farm tractors would also use a lot of energy.
Comment by Christopher Baughman on February 11, 2011 at 9:18pm

Green thumbs of the future. lol

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyHxG4EVCSo

Comment by Sentient Biped on January 31, 2011 at 10:51pm
Comment by Sentient Biped on January 27, 2011 at 7:50pm

Michael, orchids are no more addictive than heroin or cocaine.  Once you have rebloomed one, however, you're hooked.  In your area, Cymbidiums might have problems - they require cool nights all year, and  enjoy winter weather into the 40s.  You might do better with some others, there are thousands and thousands of varieties and many are tropical or near-tropical.

 

Liking plants that keep on giving....  figs are increadibly easy to propagate.  I stick prunings into the soil and the often take root and grow into trees.  Grapes are similar.  I don't know - in your area muscadines might be better?

 

One of my limitations is late frost.  The warm weather lures out the flowers, they all bloom, then frost kills them.  In some cases, that's even fatal for the tree.  Bummer.   

 

Over the past week, I've thinned my raspberries and pruned them.  I planted seeds of winter-tolerant greens, radishes, onions.  Those are in containers.  They'll come up with the weeds, and that way I get them really early.  Tropicals like tomatoes and peppers are months away.  I can only dream.

 

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