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Godless in the garden

Welcome to gardeners, growers of veggies, fruits, flowers, and trees, backyard hen enthusiasts, worm farmers, & composters!

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If you like to dig in the dirt, grow flowers, putter around the yard, dig in the kitchen garden, raise backyard hens, or just like daydreaming about the garden, this is the place.

Many topics have been discussed in the archive.  Revive a topic by adding your 2¢ or start a new topic.

Everyone likes photos of the garden, so if you like to share photos of your prize dahlia, your favorite hen, or your first tomato, go right ahead!

Discussion Forum

How to Store Nuts

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud yesterday. 3 Replies

Himalayan rhododendrons blooming 3 months early

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jan 22. 4 Replies

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Comment by Daniel W 5 hours ago

Oops, butternuts not compatible with my USDA zone.  Will, I have too many trees anyway!

Yesterday I raked the former blackberry patch and broadcast grass seeds, then cleaned up another batch of Chinese chives.  Those are the Asian relative of garlic, narrow garlic-like strap leaves and garlic-like leaf flavor, Ning uses them as a vegetable to stuff dumplings.  They are very hardy.  I grew some as an ornamental - white flowers - when I was a kid, maybe 10 or 15 years old.  Forty years later, I found some in my parents' yard, still growing, transplanted them here.  They took off and grew very well here.   I have those and seed-grown Chinese vegetable seed company - originated bunches for wider harvest times.

Comment by Daniel W 5 hours ago

That ice is too much for me!  I grew up in midwest and spent a few years in upstate NY near Lake Ontario.  I can't handle the cold winters, mentally as much as physically.  Spud  you are made of tougher stuff than I am!

Randy, I have seen a few cranes or herons here. I'm not familiar enough to know the difference.  I put out hummingbird feeders last week by the kitchen window.  There have been several visits.  I believe they are "Anna's Hummingbird" which overwinter here.  Rufous hummingbirds come in May I think. 

I was looking through the Stark's catalog.  They have butternut trees that claim to start bearing in 2-3 years.  I have enough room  if I want to take the chance.  That compares to most of the pecans, 5-7 years, hickory nut 8-10 years.  Should I believe it and try?  They are related to black walnut, should be deer resistant but possibly nothing will grow under them.

Comment by Randall Smith 11 hours ago

Around here, no icicles but plenty of robins. And I've never seen so many sandhill cranes fly over--and so early! Thousands and thousands of them. Our 8 day streak of over 60 will end tomorrow--high of 35. Ugh. Shock to the system.

Comment by Idaho Spud yesterday

Nasty Mosquitoes and Nats!  I hate the buggers.  I get very few here in the city.  

Comment by Plinius yesterday

A beautiful picture, Spud! I´ve never seen icicles that big here.

Comment by k.h. ky yesterday
Spud, our area of ky hasn't had any snow this year. And very little cold weather.
I remember when I was young and my dad used to say we needed a long cold spell to thin out the mosquitoes. I didn't understand the connection. Now I say the same things. I understand that cold is essential to our environment to kill out many destructive insects and make room for the beneficial ones.
Mosquitoes and nats were biting yesterday when I was working in the yard.
Comment by Idaho Spud yesterday

Couldn't post this last month because my camera battery was discharged and I couldn't find the charger.  There were 3 of these humongous icicles on my house that reached the ground.

Comment by Plinius yesterday

And we won´t stop protesting!

Comment by k.h. ky yesterday
Chris, crack pot's are taking over governments everywhere. The only consolation I can find are the protest against the bigotry and hatred. Town Hall meetings are becoming very active against the alt right.
Comment by Randall Smith yesterday

Joan, thanks for the link to the storing nuts article (above). I learned a few things.

Today is our 7th consecutive day of over 60 degrees. We've broken all sorts of records in Indiana. I'm killing myself (like Kathy) doing too much--yard work, golf, even cut a load of wood.

 

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