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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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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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Hope in the Middle of Big Ag

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Randall Smith Aug 3. 1 Reply

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Comment by Idaho Spud on October 1, 2016 at 8:27am

Wish I could grow asparagus.  One of the few green veggies I love the taste of.  I've got a large portion of my garden devoted to them, but they never get big enough to harvest.

Some of the ones I planted 2 years ago are looking promising.  Maybe next season, or next.

Comment by Don on October 1, 2016 at 8:16am

I always plant onion sets--quite reliable, no thinning needed.  Here we plant garlic toward the ends of October.  I usually mulch mine with my asparagus ferns.

Comment by Randall Smith on October 1, 2016 at 7:20am

My onions and garlic were a bust this year (as was chard, beets, and squash). So, I'm envious. This is the first year I froze corn ON the cob. It microwaves nicely. However, it takes up too much freezer space.

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 1, 2016 at 5:39am

Oh!  I so much wanted to pick-up one of those ears and crunch into it!

Comment by Plinius on September 30, 2016 at 11:43pm

Beautiful harvest, Daniel!

Comment by Daniel W on September 30, 2016 at 8:54pm

Planted garlic today. First crop planted to harvest in 2017. That assumes the world won't end sooner than that. :-)

I think I bought these starts in 2001 and have been growing them ever since. The variety is Inchelium Red. It's an heirloom variety from the Colville Indian Reservation in Inchelium, Washington.

Comment by Daniel W on September 30, 2016 at 8:50pm
Today's Harvest.

The sweet corn variety is "Bodaceous." I give it a 10 out of 10. Earlier I had "Mirai" - too sweet and not such good corn flavor. This year "Bilicious" and "Trinity" were also good in my garden. "Trinity is a little sweeter and not as rich corn flavor, but is shorter season so good to plant for earlier harvest.

Comment by Daniel W on September 30, 2016 at 10:21am

Randy, that raspberry wine sounds like a lot of fun!  Great home science project!

Don I grew storage onions this year, but not as many.  We harvested them in July here, and Im 2/3 through them now.  This was our first year growing them.  Do you use seeds, plants, or sets?  I used sets but thinking about starting seeds in 2017.

We are 2/3 through our russett and yukon gold potates too.  Planning to start twice as many next year.

If I have the energy, today I want to pull out the corn stalks and plant garlic.  It's time to do that now.

Comment by Don on September 30, 2016 at 10:08am

It's true!  There is real satisfaction in bypassing the vegetable aisle--for a few months, anyway.  We keep our harvest of onions, beets, garlic, carrots, Brussels sprouts, leeks, squash, and cabbages in a cold (unheated) room till January, when that space threatens to get too cold, then we move them into the basement, which serves pretty well as a root cellar till about March.

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 30, 2016 at 9:56am

Don, it looks like you never have to buy onions, carrots, and probably many other things from the store.

 

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