Godless in the garden

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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 Randall Smith on June 18, 2013 at 7:02am
To Sentient (and Joan): It's been my experience that rabbits go for certain plants like beans, sweet potatoes and Brassicas, but not squash or melons (or corn, tomatoes, peppers, etc.) And boy do they like geraniums and petunias! Don't know about deer.
Comment by Daniel W on June 17, 2013 at 10:27pm

answering my own question, sort of - this reference says I should be OK with zucchini and bunny wabbits.

I don't know. I think I'll work on a screen big enough for the growing plants.

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 17, 2013 at 10:25pm
Dominic, such lovely blossoms. Do they grow wild in Florida?
Comment by Daniel W on June 17, 2013 at 10:16pm
Comment by Joan Denoo on June 17, 2013 at 10:13pm

Diatoms, these are microscopic shells that formed in seas. You can't see them with a naked eye, only with a microscope. So many pretty shapes and patterns. Fractals in all their glory. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 17, 2013 at 10:10pm

I use Diatomaceous earth  scattered around plants that slugs like.

I also throw egg shells in the compost, and when I spread the well composted material in the garden, slugs tend to go someplace else. Your berries and peas look so good.

I would think just putting chicken wire as you have already done will keep some of the gnawing down. Maybe with a little support to keep it off the plants. 

I know what you mean about no energy. My garden is as pretty as it has ever been, even though I have done virtually no work out there this spring. The roses, clematis, iris, peonies, honeysuckle and allium grow very lushly.

My Ladybugs arrived this afternoon, and all of them lived. I didn't have the energy to spread them, so just wet down the foliage and opened the sack in a protected place in the shade and with water. There are billions of aphids for them to feed on. Cary took some of them to the front, so I expect they will self-distribute.   

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 17, 2013 at 9:53pm
"I planted the zucchini an butternut squash seedlings, started in containers 2 weeks ago.Do any of you know if rabbits and deer eat squash plants?"
I don't know, but I have two gardening friends I asked and will let you know what they say.
My guess is both rabbits and deer love such succulent treats.
Comment by Daniel W on June 17, 2013 at 9:13pm

Chris - thanks.  Your pic makes a beautiful logo.

Comment by Plinius on June 17, 2013 at 1:28am

Of course you can, Sentient! I feel honoured!

Comment by Daniel W on June 16, 2013 at 7:58pm

Chris, can I use your beech photo for the group icon for a while?  I like to change it every couple of months.  I love that photo.

Also, Dominic, your bromeliad photo too?  I can do that in another month or so.

 

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