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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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Welcome to Eden!

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!

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Comment by Michael R Mills on May 16, 2012 at 7:22am

Saw this too and think it's  a project I can use: http://lifeonthebalcony.com/how-to-turn-a-pallet-into-a-garden/

Comment by Michael R Mills on May 16, 2012 at 7:19am

Just saw those flower pots on Pinterest yesterday - it's a fun idea!

Comment by Sandi on May 16, 2012 at 6:39am

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 15, 2012 at 1:52am

 Black bugbane are beautiful! I've never had one; do they have any disease or pest problems? I like the design idea of purples and blacks and silver/blue color combinations. That is a great idea. And somewhere in the garden a white combination for night wanderings. 

The Bloodgood maple is pretty and I have not seen it before. You guys have such great plants. Great ideas. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 15, 2012 at 1:41am

Dallas, thank you, I do know how to make Hollendaise sauce. Tomorrow night's dinner salad. 

Comment by Daniel W on May 14, 2012 at 10:26pm

MRM, by the way, thanks for commenting, and welcome!

Comment by Daniel W on May 14, 2012 at 10:18pm

MRM, I don't worry about it at all.  I save up the crushed shells, and spread them all over the place.  Wild guess, I've probably spread 20 pounds of eggshell in my yard and in the compost in the past 5 years.

Comment by Michael R Mills on May 14, 2012 at 9:59pm

Temperatures for compost - http://whatcom.wsu.edu/ag/compost/fundamentals/needs_temperature.htm

Temperature that kills salmonella - http://www.onlinemedicinetips.com/disease/s/salmonella/Cooking-Temp...

So a compost should be allowed to reach about 150/60 degrees, while salmonella is killed at 140.

Comment by Michael R Mills on May 14, 2012 at 9:53pm

I would think that the heat generated in a compost heap would kill any salmonella and if anyone is still worried that it wouldn't kill the germ, then a good rinse in hot water should take care of it. I also crush the shells well before adding.

Comment by Daniel W on May 14, 2012 at 9:01pm

I would not let the risk of 1 out of 20,000 eggs containing salmonella keep me from using them in compost.  Especially if there are only a few in that amazingly rare egg, and it takes many more than that to get salmonella.  I bet there is more salmonella than that in many sources of food.*

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Black bugbane, I think, is Black Cohosh.  It's used to treat menopausal symptoms.  I like plants with black or maroon leaf color, and have several in my yard, including a Bloodgood maple.

 

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