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 Joan Denoo on February 7, 2014 at 9:32pm

Randall, what a beautiful tree and so prolific! It must be a real pleasure to stroll in your garden. You are a real gardener, facing many challenges to get a crop from beloved trees and never knowing if the weather and pests and diseases and birds and squirrels will leave any fruit for your enjoyment. 

Daniel, I have been watching your storm as it moves across our area. Cary tells me another is over your home now and headed our way. Yes, this is a long, long winter. No snow until now, and now very cold temps with snow on top of ice. Very treacherous walking and driving. 

Watching as weather intrudes on places that are not prepared for winter conditions. I can't even imagine going out in such conditions. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 7, 2014 at 9:21pm

I ran across this site while looking for something else. 

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An urban farming supply store that is passionate about bringing simplicity, sustainability and self-reliance to community back yards.

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Comment by Randall Smith on February 7, 2014 at 7:44am

I get that leaf curl disease, too. Plus I lose whole limbs on my pear trees--they just up and die. And I suspect apple tree limbs have died from woodpeckers drilling holes encircling around. With the sub-zero temperatures we've had, I'm fairly positive I won't have peaches, nectarines, or almonds (in the peach family of species). That's the usual "rule of thumb". Apples and pears will be okay. By the way, I absolutely love nectarines--no fuzz!

Comment by Sentient Biped on February 6, 2014 at 6:55pm

View from my front door today. How do the rest of you manage? And how did I manage living in Chicago, and colder parts of Illinois, and Indiana? I am not so tough as I was.

What gods do I have to pray to, to bring Spring?

Those poor folks in California. Big drought. And those poor folks back East. Snow cold snow cold. Brrrrr.

Another orchid is about to bloom. Will post when the flowers open.

Comment by Sentient Biped on February 6, 2014 at 8:57am
Cold snap this week into high teens or low 20s. Could so use a lasting spring now! But cant complain. So many have much much greater challenges.
Comment by Sentient Biped on February 6, 2014 at 8:55am
"sold" not "spld". damn clumsy fingers.
Comment by Sentient Biped on February 6, 2014 at 8:54am
Randall that nectarine is awesome! Peaches here are limited by often-debilitating peach leaf curl disease. The bloom like crazy then the leaves curl and turn red, then brown, and all fall off along with the peaches. I now have some that are spld as leaf curl resistant. This could be the year I find out. We often get frosts after they bloom which also doesnt help. I love fresh peaches.
Comment by Randall Smith on February 6, 2014 at 8:05am

I like a wide variety of trees in my yard, but enjoy the nut and fruit trees the most. Not only do I benefit from the fruit, but I love the blossoms--colors and fragrance! And Joan is right, the people that buy my house will appreciate the fruit trees. I think they add to the value of the property too. Here's a photo (I hope) of my loaded nectarine tree.

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 5, 2014 at 7:03pm

I like the colors in that garden Joan.

Comment by Sentient Biped on February 5, 2014 at 2:03pm
Josn that's beautiful!
 

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