Godless in the garden


Godless in the garden

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Comment by Bertold Brautigan on February 15, 2017 at 5:31pm

Daniel - you don't need nut trees. You have us.

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 15, 2017 at 8:18am

Cooking cotton balls:  I don't know, but I've been told you have to wait 'till they get rotten.

Kathy, with more land, I too would try growing a few cotton plants, just for fun.

I tried peanuts once and my poor memory wants to say, nothing came of them.

Comment by Randall Smith on February 15, 2017 at 7:30am

Kathy, how do you cook your cotton balls? Tee hee.

Spud, I agree with your peanut classification. Growing them is fun, but harvesting them--another story. Pull, shake dirt, pick, wash, dry, break shell open. Whew!

Comment by kathy: ky on February 14, 2017 at 2:43pm
I grew peanuts once just to see if they would grow.
One year I grew a few cotton plants
They grew and produced a few cotton balls.
Comment by Idaho Spud on February 14, 2017 at 10:22am

Wow, you are a nutty guy Randy (smile).

If I had room and the wherewithal, I'd grow every kind of nut I could.  Same for fruit trees.

Personally, I think peanuts should count.  Yes, I know it's not a nut technically, and I'm OK with saying it's not a nut if your talking about scientific classifications.  However, if it looks like a nut, tastes like a nut, is sold with other nuts, & etc, for all practical purposes, it's a nut.

Comment by Randall Smith on February 14, 2017 at 7:40am

True, almond trees can be grown at 40 degrees latitude, even with our cold winters (except this one). Although my tree is only about 10 years old, it seems to produce every other year--not really that unusual. For example, we had no walnuts, black or English, last year. And my neighbor's pecan trees were bare, also.  I didn't look for hickory nuts since I have plenty from previous years.. Besides, they're a pain to crack and remove the meat. I also have access to a friend's butternut tree. Let's face it, I'm a real nutty guy! (I've grown peanuts in my garden before, but that doesn't count.)

Comment by kathy: ky on February 13, 2017 at 2:32pm
Randy, I've never heard of growing almond trees in Indiana or surrounding states. Pecan trees do well here but the pecans are very small. The pecans that grow on TN. are the size of the ones from a grocery. Mulberries also do well.
Comment by Plinius on February 13, 2017 at 11:15am

Best wishes for your pacemaker surgery, Joan!

Comment by kathy: ky on February 13, 2017 at 11:01am
Goes well :)

I uncovered more daffodils and many have blooms set. If the temps get back up to mid-sixties today they may open. We've had no snow this winter. Just lots of cold rain.

Does anyone else leave their flower beds covered with leaves during the winter?? My dad always did. He thought the leaves helped prevent soil erosion during the heavy rains and also helped protect the bulbs and plants from the snow and ice that was common in ky during his childhood and most of mine. Both are becoming more rare during the climate change we now have on an almost daily basis.
Comment by Idaho Spud on February 13, 2017 at 10:58am

Joan, hope your pacemaker surgery goes well.


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