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!

Location: Planet Earth
Members: 165
Latest Activity: 17 hours ago

Welcome to Eden!

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 17 hours ago

My raspberries are just beginning to ripen also.  So far they are not as yummy as they should be.  I think it's because they are some old small canes from last year that are in the middle of the tall canes, not getting much sun.

My blackberries are what my taster is waiting for the most.  I see lots of berries, but none ripe yet.

Comment by Joan Denoo 21 hours ago

Spud, I like anything to do with gardening. Each little bit of effort pays off big time. The reward is sitting, listening to the birds, a nice cool beverage, and munching on things edible. Raspberries are just beginning to ripen. Yum!

Comment by Randall Smith 22 hours ago

While I'm not exactly a "neat freak", I do like some semblance of order--in general and in the garden. Perfect rows and no weeds. As they say, it's a labor of love. Spreading plants, like sweet potatoes and squash, disrupt the straight line plan, but that's okay, as long as I can't actually see the weeds!

Joan, I concur with Spud!

Comment by Idaho Spud 23 hours ago

Joan, I'm very glad that you're feeling better and can spend enjoyable hours in your garden again.  I think I'm correct that you enjoy weeding like I do.

Comment by Joan Denoo yesterday

Čenek, I have very rich soil and have worked at building it up for 40 years, starting July 1, 1974. Last year, I was going through the protocol for cancer treatment and was sick as a puppy with distemper; I pulled nary a weed and thy all grew to be taller than I. I sat in the garden and just watched as it became a jungle. 

I almost have it cleared now. Worked on a patch that used to be where my butterfly bushes were. They died and Bachelor Buttons stood taller than my head when I started cutting this morning. I filled two of those 32 gallon trash cans and have more to clean up tomorrow. 

It feels so good to feel good again. 

Comment by Čenek Sekavec yesterday

wow Joan 5 hours is great. I don't have nearly that much garden but I wish I did. Next year :)

Comment by Joan Denoo yesterday

Spud, thanks for the information on garden hoses and safety issues. Just the thought of swallowing a slug or spider keeps me from drinking hose water. And besides, a nice cool homemade lemonade or iced tea refreshes too nicely to drink hose gunk. I do keep a wet hand towel in the garden and run it over my head, face and then wrap it around my neck to cool off. The heat drove me inside this morning at about 10: AM; I was in the garden at about 5: AM, so did get a lot of work done. 

Comment by Idaho Spud yesterday

It seems most garden hoses contain high levels of harmful chemicals: http://chemistry.about.com/od/waterchemistry/fl/Is-It-Safe-To-Drink...

Comment by Randall Smith on Wednesday

I tried a different variety of sugar snap peas this year, and they are awful (Origon Giant)--very stringy and not particularly good tasting. Live and learn.

Spud, that's an unusual breakfast!

Comment by Idaho Spud on Tuesday

Hope you enjoyed your broccoli Patricia.  I didn't plant any brassicas this year.  Maybe I'll plant some cauliflower this fall.

Here's what I'm having for breakfast.  Beet greens from my garden:

Also been eating peas for the last few days.

 

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