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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: 179
Latest Activity: 25 minutes 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 sort of alphabetical order:
Aging.  Gardening with an older body.
bees.  insectary.  insectsbee gardening. Beneficial insects.  insects drive evolution

Compost.  herecontaminated compost.

Backyard Chickens here. here. here. here.

Edible yard.  here  urban farmfront yards.
Growing Fruits

Folklore.

Fragrance and Scenthere.
Fruit growing.  in a small space, by backyard orchard culture.
Frugal gardening.  labels.

Gardening for future generations.  also permaculture, trees, historic varieties, soil

Hegelkultur here, here, here

Heritage and historic varieties.   heresources

locally grown plants to prevent blight transmission here.

Moon Phase Widget here. Moon phase topic here.

PeppersHot peppers.

Permaculture MollisonFalk  Liu, Joan's IntroTransformation in 90 days, Perm Principles at work. Food forest, Holzer

Potatoes.  here.

Rooftop gardening.  here

Seed starting. starting spring crops.

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

Soil and soil building - healthy soil microbes, mycelium, dirt is everything, soil analysissoil pH.
Squirrels.

Synergies.

Tomatoes.  Myths and truths

Trees.  Tree tunnels.  Ancient tree planting. Plant commemorative trees

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Comment by k.h. ky 25 minutes ago
The last sweet potatoes I bought were dry. I microwaved them and fed them to the chickens. I don't know the origin of those sweet potatoes but they were pale orange in color. Not the usual bright orange variety.
Do sweet potatoes need to age before they are cooked??? And they cost 1.49 lb.
Comment by Daniel Wachenheim 1 hour ago

Randy, it probably is.  I have an iron infusion scheduled for Monday.  I no longer have the part of the stomach responsible for absorbing iron.  That might be it, I don't know.

I can't figure out the degree symbol either.  It must be obsolete.  I usually just type, say 7F for 7 ° Fahrenheit.

Randy, a burger place here has sweet potato french fries.  It's seasonal. Probably deep fried.

I just finished off my garden Russet Potatoes.  They kept from July to now, pretty good. The Yukon Golds were used up months ago, and the Red (something) Potatoes all sprouted a month ago.

Comment by Randall Smith 5 hours ago

Daniel, is your subdued energy level related to your cancer issues? I don't follow your cancer group. Hopefully, it's just the seasonal "disorder".

And on the sweet potato theme: I've been experimenting on baking my "fingerlings" (I can't resist harvesting even the smallest ones.), trying to turn them into crunchy "chips". I roll them in olive oil and salt first, then bake them on a cookie sheet. They become either chewy or soft. I've tried storing them cold, warm, wrapped up, left to open air, dehydrated, but haven't found the answer. Keep experimenting.

Spud, I can make a degree symbol, but after it pops up, I lose the page. I tried it here several times, but for some reason it disappears. Oh well, I'll just write the word.

Comment by Idaho Spud yesterday

Thanks Daniel.  I found Randys sweet potato peanut butter soup recipe on the food group and saved it.

Comment by Daniel Wachenheim yesterday

I swore I wouldn't experiment as much in 2017, and cut back the garden beds a bit.  Too much.  Energy is not good right now.  Then the catalog came from Baker Creek Seeds.  All open pollinated, mostly but not all historic varieties, strong on healthy vegetables with lots of carotenoids and anthocyanins.  Such a beautiful, lush catalog.  I ordered seeds for their Black Beauty tomato, and  Cosmic Eclipse Tomato, as well as about 10 other items including some flowers.  They were my source for Squashes and Pumpkins last year, and the Chinese Radishes, most of which turned out very interesting and fun this year.  I still have lots of those seeds for next year.

Spud, if you have a blender, you can use those sweet potatoes to make a delicious sweet potato peanut butter soup.  Randy shared a delicious recipe for that.  I really enjoyed it.

Barbara said her garden was disappointing and she gave up.  I was sad about that.  I really enjoy all of the members here, and would love to see a few more join in.  I love this group.

Comment by Idaho Spud yesterday

I bought a couple of cans of sweet potatoes, but found them to be stringy, so I'm not doing that again.  I purchased some in the vegetable isle, and they had no strings, plus they tasted better.  If I can get some to grow here, I imagine they'll taste better yet.

Comment by Idaho Spud yesterday

Wikipedia gives several ways to get a degree symbol on a Windows computer.  Look under the heading "Keyboard entry" near the bottom of this page:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Degree_symbol

Comment by Randall Smith yesterday

I tried, Spud. No luck. Must be Windows.

I just read how important it is to eat carotenoid-rich foods such as sweet potatoes, carrots, kale and spinach for a healthy brain. I eat those ALL the time, but they don't seem to make me any smarter! By the way, I grow them all in my garden.

Comment by Idaho Spud on Wednesday

And thanks for the feedback Randy.

Comment by Idaho Spud on Wednesday

Randy, if you have a Windows computer, it's probably completely different, but with my  Mac computer, I get the degree symbol by holding down both the "Alt" and "Shift" keys, then pressing the "8" key.  I can get a smaller degree symbol by holding down the "Alt" key, then pressing the "K" key.

 

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