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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!

Selected topics, in no particular order:
Moon Phase Widget here. Moon phase topic here.
Frugal gardening.
Backyard Chickens here. here. here. here.
Growing Fruits
Why buy locally-grown plants?
Squirrels.
bees.
Cheap gardening.

Scientific Gardening.   The Informed Gardener.  The truth about garden remedies.
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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Compost

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by k.h. ky on Monday. 8 Replies

Potatoes. Growing the perfect food.

Started by Sentient Biped. Last reply by Sentient Biped Oct 11. 12 Replies

Permaculture Transformation In 90 Days

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Sky God Oct 10. 3 Replies

Backyard Organic Garden

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Insectary

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Bunga Bakawali or Tan Hua (Epiphyllum oxypetallum)

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"Healthy Soil Microbes / Healthy People"

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Comment by Randall Smith on April 6, 2014 at 7:55am

Daniel, I haven't talked to Nate recently about his grafting progress. No harm in you trying--as if you have nothing else to do! Nice light set-up, by the way.

Comment by Sentient Biped on April 5, 2014 at 3:31pm

Randall, I just saw your comment about your son in law grafting tomatoes.  I was thinking about doing that too.  I had seeds last year for rootstock but maybe I can just use a vigorous hybrid variety.

Comment by Sentient Biped on April 5, 2014 at 3:27pm

I feel kind of bad about the mink.  But I am also not fond of the animals that eat my plants and animals, so I understand.

Rain is rotting my irises.  Darwin at work, even though I don't want that to happen.  

Loren posted about LED lights on a different forum.  I finished my CFL plant light project a couple of weeks ago and have peppers, four o'clocks, figs, and ginger growing under it happily.  The hardest part was choosing the light warmth.  Decided on daylight.  If I read Loren's article sooner, I might have chosen LED in daylight range.  Even so, the plants look pretty happy.

completed project


I planted some peppers in a covered raised bed as an experiment. Plus I needed the room under the lights.

Next: time to start tomato seedlings.
Comment by Randall Smith on April 5, 2014 at 8:24am

I saw my first mink yesterday! My SIL's dogs cornered it after chasing it out of the chicken house. Nate had lost some chickens and wondered what was getting them. Well, that particular mink won't be feasting anymore on his chickens. He was feisty. I hated to see it killed, however.

2.3" of recent rain has set me back another week in the garden. Boo hoo.

Comment by Brandon on April 4, 2014 at 7:32am

Haha that would be nice, but we only have a lot of lightning/thunder/rain going on right now.

Comment by Randall Smith on April 4, 2014 at 7:29am

Brandon, could you send some "southern warmth" north one state (Ind)? I'm eager to get my garden going.

Comment by Brandon on April 3, 2014 at 11:56pm

Well, doesn't hurt to try! Thanks for the welcome!

Comment by Sentient Biped on April 3, 2014 at 11:48pm
gotta go. enjoy the forum
Comment by Sentient Biped on April 3, 2014 at 11:48pm
They say you canr grow okra here but i amtrying anyway. Might have to be in container to warm the soil. Ladt frost here is mid may
Comment by Brandon on April 3, 2014 at 11:36pm

Ahh, does it get warm enough to be able to keep them outside where you are? Our frost season is just ending, statistically the 10th of April is the "safe" planting time. I'm in Kentucky.

 

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