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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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Squirrels.
bees.
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Comment by Idaho Spud on July 28, 2012 at 8:40am

You reminded me of a song I haven't thought of in probably 60 years.  "Paw paw patch" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0P-xESpk7Q0  

I think they had us learn it in grade school, although I never remember eating one.  How do they taste?

I'm jealous of your 2 acres (and it's not even a sin anymore) :)

I ate two small cucumbers from my garden a week ago.  Looking forward to more.  

This year I planted beets for the first time in quite a few years, and ate two thursday.  As in the past, the roots don't do anything for me, taste-wise, but the greens are very delicious.  Next year I'm going to plant more just for the wonderful greens.

Comment by Sentient Biped on July 28, 2012 at 8:09am

Never tried stinging nettle.  Interesting idea.

Currently getting a ton of yellow wax beans.  Love them.  Got out first tomato of the season.  Just a cherry tomato, but very good.  More to come!  First fig of the season yesterday.  Yum!

The local nursery had a sale on fruit trees.  I just closed on a property with 2 acres, so am trying to figure out whether to keep the containerized trees in containers at my house, where I can water them daily, or plant them, where they get watered once a week.  I might plant a couple and see if they wilt.  Maybe with lots of mulch and a thorough watering they will survive.  Summer is not a great time to plant, but this way I get them cheap and get a year's head start over buying new ones in the Spring. 

The new trees are 2 columnar apples, and 3 paw paws.  Paw paws have a reputation for not transplanting easily, but they are so worth the trouble, and you can't get them in a store.

Comment by Lillie on July 25, 2012 at 8:14pm

Yes, I have eaten Stinging Nettle and gathered it, too, but with prior instructions from an expert.  Of course, you have to gather just the very new leaves at the very top which do not sting and cook them the same way you would any greens.  I liked it.

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 24, 2012 at 10:03am

Have any of you eaten Stinging Nettle?  I used to grow it and thought it was tastier than spinach, which I liked.  It also has less pests.

I started growing it again and ate some this morning with eggs.  It didn't taste as good as I remember.  It may be because it's a little old now, although I only ate the tips and some of the top leaves.  

Comment by Annie Thomas on July 20, 2012 at 8:24am

Beautiful photos Sentient!  Enjoy your harvest!  Here in Florida, everything is pretty much done until the fall.  Still getting a few tomatoes here and there, but already planning for the fall. I have never seen geranium flowers like those before.  They look more like orchids!

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 20, 2012 at 7:03am

I've been eating peas for a couple of months now, but other than that, I've only harvested one elephant garlic so far.  Some critter had beat me to it, as it had a small bite taken out.  I suspect the neighborhood squirrel. He tries everything.

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 20, 2012 at 6:56am

I like the color of those scented leaf geraniums.  I may try some as I need some fragrance in my garden.

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 20, 2012 at 12:54am

Your harvest looks delicious!  Beans and peas, fresh off the vine. Can't live much richer than that! 

Comment by Steph S. on July 19, 2012 at 8:42pm

Wow! Lovely pictures of your garden Sentient! Cool beans!

Comment by Sentient Biped on July 19, 2012 at 8:20pm

These scented leaf geraniums are interesting.  I'm going to try to overwinter them, dry, this winter.  I think they will make it.  Scented leaf geraniums have great fragrances and are dry tolerant.

 

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