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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Welcome to Eden!

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 Joan Denoo on June 3, 2014 at 2:33pm

King, your tulips are lovely and the green around them look so fresh and healthy. Great gardener Award to you and your fine efforts. 

Comment by Sentient Biped on June 3, 2014 at 10:37am

Cenek, the straw mulch will serve you well!  Decrease weeds + keep the soil more evenly moist, reducing water requirement + will eventually compost itself in place, enriching your soil.  Your garden has a lot of promise there!

I have a shredder that is intended to chop trimmings and leaves for mulch.  They clog it up and I have to continuously clean it out, so now it sits unused in a shed.  I was thinking of using it to chop straw for a finer mulch.  Not required, but Iike to experiment.  The dry brittle straw might chop easier than plants and twigs.

king glad you got some rain, even with the weed problem.

Comment by king on June 3, 2014 at 10:33am

and now it is too wet

Comment by king on June 3, 2014 at 10:24am
Could not weed cause to much rain it was buckets
Comment by Joan Denoo on June 3, 2014 at 10:12am

Čenek, I like your mulching method. Great way to hold in moisture and discourage weeds. Nice for vine crops to grow on as well. Thanks for sharing. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on June 3, 2014 at 9:55am

Cenek, I see you use straw on part of your garden.  It's something I want to use again when I move to a more secluded place where there's not much danger of a passing person throwing a match in it.

Comment by Čenek Sekavec on June 3, 2014 at 9:49am

I'll just put this here

Took this pic a few evenings ago. This is part of my garden this year.

 

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 3, 2014 at 9:33am

Daniel, I agree about weeds just being beautiful plants growing in the places I don't want them. So much of my garden includes the gifts from birds. One very pretty plant fascinated me and I didn't know what it was until the blossoms turned into Cocklebur (Xanthium) seeds. I don't want any more thorny things in my garden so I pulled it out. 

I usually welcome the gifts birds bring, unless they grow in a place I don't want them or have features I don't want in my garden. I keep the poisonous things out of the garden, as a general rule, because the kids of the neighborhood come over and sample just about everything. They know not to eat rhubarb leaves. They do love to taste the sage, lavender, mints, you know those very aromatic and tasty treats a garden can produce. 

I'm glad you called in sick, although your patients and co-workers undoubtedly miss you. Time becomes so valuable when recovering from a life-threatening disease, and it is great to be able to select the place in which one wants to be. 

Ning's garden will be a beautiful sight with delightful aromas. I look forward to seeing its progress. 

Your affirmations will help ease the load of life's challenges. I like the way you framed them. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 3, 2014 at 9:14am

Barbara, good morning. I enjoy reading your posts. 

Comment by Sentient Biped on June 3, 2014 at 9:10am

We just got our first flush of strawberries from the raised bed.  Spring is earlier here.  We use everbearing strawberries for extended crop.

 

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