Godless in the garden


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 on Thursday. 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 on April 2, 2014 at 8:58am
Randall, it sounds like a great way for the family to work together. I hope the kale grows strong and tasty.

Most would say Im an A personality but with a strong dose of introversion. But mostly I like puttering, which is really a form of meditation.

With all of the rain a lot of the bearded irises are rotting. Bummer. But evolution sill pick the winners.
Comment by Randall Smith on April 2, 2014 at 8:45am

As if I don't have enough to do in my own garden, yesterday I drove a tractor for four hours helping my kids plant greenhouse started kale and lettuce in the field. They (my daughter and her husband) sat side by side behind me dropping "starts" into the ground. The "job" is quite tedious and boring (for the tractor driver), and chilly/windy (50 deg.). At least the sun was out. I'm like those old "doctor" commercials: not a real farmer, just a "wannabe".

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 31, 2014 at 4:55pm

I've got "A ROUND TUIT", but it's stored out of sight & out of mind!

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 31, 2014 at 3:05pm

Not at all, Spud, you did what any sensible person would and should do. I grew up knowing there was time and space. Each was to be used judiciously. Anytime I had was filled with activity that produced something, i.e. a job, cleaning, laundry, yard work, marketing, or something that had a product attached to it. 

I'm 78 years old now and can set that imperative aside and just enjoy life. My enforced inactivity was rather nice, I enjoyed it, and I am going to do more of it. 

Thanks for the encouragement Spud! 

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 31, 2014 at 7:53am

Joan, from my viewpoint, I like hearing you've given up your 'A' personality, at least for now, because I've never been an A.  

Last spring and summer, I worked on my garden as hard and long as my body would let me.  Does that mean I was an A during that time?

Comment by Randall Smith on March 31, 2014 at 6:57am

Wow, nice radishes, Daniel!  I have some potted, but they're just "leggy". And I always heard "dem flowers is". You know why.

I actually got to work in the garden yesterday! Just pulling up old kale and Br. spr. plants, rake out some compost, scatter a couple of piles of leaves (saving most for my compost pile). It's still too wet and early to plant anything, although I'd like to get some potatoes in the ground. Patience, patience. Golf today!

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 30, 2014 at 10:05pm

Spud, you are very welcome. I write honestly about my respect for you. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 30, 2014 at 9:34pm

Daniel, they are beautiful! And I bet they are full of flavor! I haven't raised radishes here either for years. I will get some seeds and give them a try. We are in much better temperature ranges these days. Haven't had your snow, Spud, but have had hail and graupel. Glad you got some rain, and hope it is slow and steady so as not to flood. 

Daniel, you put me to shame, I haven't been out in the garden to do anything other than just walk through and enjoy the structure of it. Lots of work to do and I plan to just puttttsss around. I feel fine and I just have learned how to ignore chores; kind of a mañana attitude that I developed this past year. Everything survived without my attention, so I don't need to be such an "A" personality any more. I like it. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 30, 2014 at 8:19pm

Cute saying Daniel.  Cheating?  I should be such a cheat!

I haven't eaten any radishes in probably 30 years.  They just seemed to spicy for my palate.  Now that I like stronger flavors, I'll have to try them again.

I do remember my dad putting them on sandwiches that I liked.  Part of my lapse in eating them is probably laziness.  Perhaps just not getting into the habit for some reason.  I do (or not do) that a lot.

Hooray for the weather!  Between rain and snow, my garden received a nice 0.74 inch of water last night and today.

Comment by Daniel W on March 30, 2014 at 7:57pm

Somehow a big handful of radishes says "Spring!"

My mother always said
"Spring has sprung.
The grass has riz
I wonder where the flowers is?"

These were planted in the poly tunnel raised bed in January. I know that's cheating. But they are still home grown organic radishes.


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