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.

Discussion Forum

"Healthy Soil Microbes / Healthy People"

Started by Sentient Biped. Last reply by Joan Denoo 22 minutes ago. 26 Replies

Backyard Organic Garden

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Sentient Biped Sep 7. 4 Replies

Permaculture Transformation In 90 Days

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Aug 27. 2 Replies

Sugar Baby

Started by Don. Last reply by Don Aug 24. 11 Replies

Evans Bali cherry

Started by Don. Last reply by Don Aug 24. 4 Replies

Asparagus

Started by Čenek Sekavec. Last reply by Idaho Spud Aug 23. 4 Replies

Some pictures from my garden

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 26. 7 Replies

The Next Green Revolution May Rely on Microbes

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Sentient Biped Jun 30. 2 Replies

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Comment by Sentient Biped on May 3, 2014 at 8:49pm
I hope it's a good tired. What did you do?
Comment by king on May 3, 2014 at 7:51pm
So tired after a long day in the garden
Comment by king on May 2, 2014 at 8:50pm
3 weeks of tilling between rain showers and the end is in sight
Comment by k.h. ky on May 1, 2014 at 10:48pm
King, last frost date is usually a general guide. We've been having such weather extremes I'd be unlikely to put much faith in it. But I'd feel safe enough to plant a few anyway. Staggering your tomato crop is a good way to make them last longer.
Comment by king on May 1, 2014 at 7:30pm
First tick of spring
Comment by king on May 1, 2014 at 6:14pm

i want to have standard furit trees

Comment by Sentient Biped on May 1, 2014 at 6:10pm
King it depends. Some dwarf. Some onto others for a multigraft. Some shrubs. Next thinking about grafting some Japanese maple onto native maple to make a faster growing more sturdy Japanese maple. It's just playing around.
Comment by king on May 1, 2014 at 5:47pm

i take it that you do all yours on dwarf rootstock

Comment by Sentient Biped on May 1, 2014 at 5:21pm

King,

This video is pretty good.  I took a Home Orchard Society class.  On the one hand, it's not difficult at all.  On the other hand, there are lots of tricks to it.  Also whip and tongue is a big cause for thumb and finger lacerations.  The knife should be very sharp so it slices the wood without binding in the cut then giving suddenly, slashing the grafter's hand.


This one is also good.


There are many ways to do it. It's a very rewarding feeling to see the graft take and new growth emerging.

Joan, having young plantes destroyed by a freeze is discouraging. I know I am taking a chance planting some outside now. With the peppers, I can cover them with a plastic tunnel, the framework is still up. I can also cover the potato plants. That's if I watch the temp and catch any predicted frost.
Comment by Joan Denoo on May 1, 2014 at 11:57am

May 15 is the average last frost date for Spokane, WA. However several years ago I set out Brandywine in early June and they froze out on June 16. I had raised them from seed looking forward to a lovely crop of delicious tomatoes. I scoured the city for replacements and one nursery owner sacrificed one or two of his plants for me, they grew beautifully, and were loaded with green tomatoes. We received frost warnings early in the season and I ended up with bushels of green tomatoes. That first frost was a killing frost. Light coverings don't protect plants from that hard frost that occasionally hits

Many times I have turned on my outside water only to awaken to a beautiful spray of water from broken brass faucet bibs. 

 

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