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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.

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 Joan Denoo on November 2, 2016 at 10:02pm

Hyacinthoides are considered an invasive weed? Jeez, they are so pretty. Yes, they do fill in space that other plants would like to grow into, but just pull up a clump of them and throw them on top of the soil that needs a little color and before you know it, a field of blue springs up. After a while, there is nothing left but blue; I like blue. Such is gardening. 

Comment by Daniel W on November 2, 2016 at 9:56pm

Mine dont seem to last that long either.  I keep trying.  Voles might eat some.  They are voraceous.  Something ate all of my Hyacinthoides, which are considered an an invasive weed.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 2, 2016 at 9:46pm

Of the 300 daffodils Cary planted for me years ago, only one still comes up. The mice or something got them that first year and I never did have a field of daffodils as I had hoped. 

Comment by Daniel W on November 2, 2016 at 9:37pm

BB what a gorgeous cactus!

Joan thanks for the grape juice advice.  I hope I have reason to need it next year!

I bought about 100 cheap daffodil bulbs at BiMart and planted them.  I hope they make for a cheerful looking Spring yard,

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 2, 2016 at 5:42pm

Bertold, that is a fantastic cactus with beautiful color. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 2, 2016 at 5:30pm

Daniel, making grape juice is easy as can be if you have one of these juicers that I shared in the photos. I am sure one can be found in a second hand store, Goodwiil, or other recycle centers. Just put water in the bottom section, put grapes, stems and all in the grape section, and follow directions. As you can see, I use a chair to hold sterilized jars to catch the juice out of the tube. As son as the jar is filled, I cap them with sterile lids and caps. They usually seal without further processing. 

Because I freeze mine, I use freezer jars and make sure not to fill the jars too full or they will burst when frozen. I've been there, done that. 

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on November 2, 2016 at 3:47pm

Yep, it's in a porch. I've got a couple that are pretty huge indoors in pots too.

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 2, 2016 at 3:32pm

After looking at your xmas cactus several times, it appears to be indoors rather than outdoors as I first thought.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 2, 2016 at 2:16pm

Impressive, Bertold. Mine doesn't even have buds yet, though the Thanksgiving cactus has small closed buds.

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 2, 2016 at 12:57pm

I just turned-off my outdoor water and drained it because there will be freezing weather the next 2 days.

I won't have to use it until spring because the rainy season started 2 months ago and there's been more rain than normal.

 

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