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 Idaho Spud on May 13, 2014 at 6:53am

Methinks I've talked about my brother the mushroom hunter before, but what the hey.  If it's been too soon to repeat, tell me.

My brother Louis was an avid mushroom adventurer.  He read many books, tramped through many acres, and tried eating many kinds. 

He took some unwise chances and got sick at least two times, ending up in the hospital once.  

I wish I had went with him and learned from him before he checked-out (not from mushrooms).  I can only remember two things I learned from him.

1. One of his sicknesses was caused by eating some mushrooms that were too old.  They were safe when young, but became poisonous when old.  I think he said there were several kinds like that.

2.  I ask him if I could avoid getting too sick with an unknown mushroom by eating a very small portion, waiting a day before eating a little larger portion, and so on.  He said no.  He said there is a threshold above which you will get very sick.

Comment by Randall Smith on May 13, 2014 at 6:39am

Mushrooms: poisonous or edible? It's mostly experience and instinct, but a good rule of thumb is if it has ridges under the cap, it's poisonous. I'm certainly no expert with only local mushroom knowledge.

I had already purchased my necessary items from Rural King, when I broused through the garden section outdoors yesterday. Since half my Red Haven peach tree lost limbs over the winter, I bought another one (for $20). Plus, I couldn't resist buying another blueberry plant ($9). My only surviving plant needed a companion! 

Comment by king on May 13, 2014 at 1:29am
So I got bite by a spider a couple weeks ago
Comment by king on May 13, 2014 at 1:28am
Rule of thumb with mushrooms if you don't know somebody who has ate it and is still alive with no health problems at all don't eat it
Comment by Joan Denoo on May 12, 2014 at 2:53pm

Randall, what is it you see that determines they are poisonous? 

Comment by k.h. ky on May 12, 2014 at 12:16pm
Sorry all. I had to do it somewhere.
Comment by k.h. ky on May 12, 2014 at 12:15pm
Rain, rain and more rain. I'm sick of it. Between breaks in the rain it's to wet to do anything but suffer the humidity and watch shrubs lose leaves from a blight.
That's my bitching for the day!
Comment by Idaho Spud on May 12, 2014 at 7:19am

Glad you finally got some rain Randall.  

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 12, 2014 at 7:15am

You're correct King.  Those are beet seedlings.

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 12, 2014 at 7:14am

Randall, thanks.  I will not try to multiply them!

 

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