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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.

Sentient Biped's Garden Blog. Happy to add a different feed if there are suggestions.

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Comment by Joan Denoo on September 7, 2013 at 7:32pm
Spud, if you are having 6" of rain at a time, you may consider raising the height of your growing beds 6"+ inches above ground level so the water will drain quickly away from growing roots. You may have to build boxes to hold the soil in, or perhaps it won't be necessary. Since this heavy rain is unusual, it may not happen again ... or it may be a new normal. You have options if such heavy rains continue next year. Because you prepared your soil so deeply, the moisture will absorb into the prepared beds and will work in your favor. You will not have wasted your energy.
Comment by Sentient Biped on September 7, 2013 at 7:29pm

Spud,

Bible is a good book with lots of practical info, such as how to build an arc to survive Idaho rains.  It also has instructions about how to make spotted goats and sheep.  Something involving use of willow branches or something.

I think a cantaloupe is an antelope that couldn't.  But they taste very good.

Comment by Patricia on September 7, 2013 at 7:24pm

Melon covers all of them....hahaha!

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 7, 2013 at 7:19pm

And cantaloupe has many spellings, one of which is cantaloup.

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 7, 2013 at 7:18pm

Muskmelons vs cantaloupes is kind of confusing.  Definitions seem to change as years go by.  However, it appears that a cantaloup is a kind of muskmelon.

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 7, 2013 at 7:16pm

Bible?  What's a bible?

Comment by Sentient Biped on September 7, 2013 at 7:12pm

Patricia, that looks great!  I'm really impressed, you get them in such a northern climate!

I have some promise of melon but not quite there yet - this is a miniature variety.

Spud, those rains sound like you should start building an Arc.  You might find some plans in a bible. 

Randall, I would love to be able to grow sweet corn here.  Summer is too sort and cool.  I might try some short season varieties next year if I have the ambition.

cantaloupe vs. muskmelon.  Some people swear those are 2 different animals. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 7, 2013 at 7:11pm

Patricia, your cantaloupe looks wonderful! They have a nice color. Congratulations! How does it taste? Your garden produces so nicely.

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 7, 2013 at 7:08pm

Randall, your dry barrels don't sound promising. Sweet corn must have tasted especially delicious. My goodness, 8,000 strawberry plants at Silverthorn-farm! You will need a crew at harvest time. Good idea about getting your winter wood cut, split and stored for the season. What is the old saying, cut, split and burn wood, three times of heat supply ... or something like that.

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 7, 2013 at 6:59pm
Spud, I am so happy to learn of your weight loss and feeling better. There are rays of sunshine in your future. I like the idea of all your stored water, especially since it is free from the sky.
 

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