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!

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Comment by Idaho Spud on January 27, 2017 at 6:57pm

Today I received from Seed Savers Exchange, seeds of 3 kinds of Broccoli, 2 kinds of Peas, Celery, Cauliflower, Lettuce, Tomato, Muskmelon, and Watermelon.

Comment by Daniel W on January 27, 2017 at 10:48am

Spud, on the treated corn seeds, I avoid them but i they come treated I plant them anyway.  The rationale for treatment is that corn seeds rot in cool soil.  The treatment is antifungal so they don't rot before germinating.  If planted in warm soil, it's not usually necessary.  Randy's method for soaking them probably overcomes the rot issue by getting them to germinate before the fungi and molds have a chance to do their dastardly deeds.

Comment by Daniel W on January 27, 2017 at 10:46am

Garden calendars for February, which is next week.

Indiana.  via Purdue Extension Service. 

Kentucky.  Via Urban Farmer.

Idaho.  Depends on the zone, looks like not much to do yet in most of the state.  I imagine that Spokane is similar to Idaho?

Southwest Washington State.  I actually go by the Oregon State recommendations for Western Oregon, which is pretty close to what we experience here.

My onion seeds are growing nicely.  I might add another container for long-keeping storage onions.

Comment by Daniel W on January 27, 2017 at 9:11am

Randy, thanks!  I like that you read it.   I was doing some site cleanup and messed up the link.  It's back now!

Comment by Randall Smith on January 27, 2017 at 7:12am

Daniel, what happened to your blogspot sidebar? Did you quit the site? I enjoyed reading your detailed garden exploits.

Comment by Randall Smith on January 27, 2017 at 7:10am
Spud, I don't think corn seeds being "treated" means anything bad. I soak the seeds 24 hours before planting which removes most of the red coating. Soaking speeds up the germination time. Your fingers will get red when you plant the seeds. Wash and you'll be fine. Hope you have a good crop!
Comment by Idaho Spud on January 26, 2017 at 5:21pm

I received some Golden Cross Bantam Hybrid (su) Corn seeds  today.  I didn't notice the word "Treated" when I ordered, but noticed in the package, it said they were treated with "Thiram, Captan or similar", and they had some red stuff on them.  

It also said to wash hands after touching.  I got them through Amazon because I couldn't find any su types at my favorite seed sites.

I don't like that, but I'll plant them anyway, and try to remember to read more carefully next time.

Anyway, it's been probably 10 years since I've planted corn in this small garden, and I'm looking forward to a taste treat this summer.

Comment by Randall Smith on January 24, 2017 at 7:35am

As they say, it must be the water. Crazy.

Comment by Daniel W on January 23, 2017 at 9:48pm

Gestation time for hamsters - "The gestation period or pregnancy can vary between species, ranging...

Did you name the babies "Jesus-1, Jesus-2, Jesus-3...."?

Comment by Thomas Murray on January 23, 2017 at 8:39pm

Someone claimed it is the Virgin Mary reincarnated into a hamster....


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