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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.

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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 Randall Smith on March 15, 2013 at 7:24am

Still too wet and cold to "dig in the dirt". My kale didn't winter over like last year. Whole garden starting from scratch, except for asparagus. Gotta get peas in--last year's leftover seeds.

Comment by Daniel W on March 15, 2013 at 6:35am

Gotta find some valerian seeds now!

Comment by Plinius on March 15, 2013 at 2:37am

You're never sure what they like, but I had some cats who loved to be high on valerian. One also ate tomatoes...

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 15, 2013 at 1:54am
Chris, I didn't know cats are attracted to valerian. I have a perfect place for it to grow, up near the house, where I try to keep mice out of the pantry. I'll keep you posted.
Comment by Plinius on March 15, 2013 at 1:19am

I think you're right, Sentient, the peas will survive the frost and if I'm lucky the beans too - they came from a packet that said they were good for early growing. Haven't seen any rabbits yet. 

Not all cats enjoy catnip, but you could try valerian.

Comment by Daniel W on March 14, 2013 at 9:48pm

Amer, fig trees are so easy to grow from cuttings, many methods work.  I like to to give them an early start.  So I treat them special.  Mine get a warm location, on a heating mat or a warm shelf.  They will also root at normal room temperature.  Or even in the garden soil.

Spud, glad to hear it!  Spring is on the way!

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 14, 2013 at 2:36pm

Beautiful fig Sentient.

Warm enough here to get my lazy self outside and doing yard-work for the last 3 days.  Yay!   Still haven't started any plants, but will in the next few days.

Comment by amer chohan on March 14, 2013 at 1:24pm

The fig cutting growth looks very healthy Sentinent, how you provided them light and temperature. Was it consistant incubation or they were placed in some warm and well lit place like window with temperature ups and downs?

Comment by Daniel W on March 14, 2013 at 11:00am

Chris,

The peas should survive, I think.  Peas are pretty cold tolerant and should handle a frost.  My snow peas made it through frost.  Is that why they are "snow" peas?  Un fortunately they did not make it through marauding bunny rabbits.  So will need to replant.

Beans are more of a warm weather plant.  I hope they will do well too!

Joan, I hope the cat enjoys the catnip.  It's really fun to watch them get 'high' on it.  The cat who lives with me (can't call her "my" cat - more like I'm "her" human) ignores it.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 14, 2013 at 2:48am

A real joy to see such healthy plants coming up. I look forward to their progression. 

Snow is all gone from my planting boxes, just a few tiny little piles back in the bird area. 

A most handsom Siamese cat showed up a week or so ago, beautiful coat and color, a little twist at the end of his tail, and he seems to be a good mouser. I think I shall bring a pot of catnip up close to the house hoping to entice him away from the bird section. 

 

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