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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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Welcome to Eden!

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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Sequester water

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Daniel W on Saturday. 1 Reply

Tomato Growing Topics & Tips

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by k.h. ky Jun 20. 3 Replies

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Comment by Joan Denoo on January 14, 2016 at 2:11pm

Paraphrasing Loren, cream in milk and feces in water rise to the top. Skim the cream off to make butter, skim the feces off to make fertilizer. Both have value even as one smells so much better than the other.

Comment by Daniel W on January 14, 2016 at 8:22am
There are a few videos online of massive trees being moved. I. wonder how they do in the long run. They must have lost 75 % or more of their root mass. Maybe 90%. I read feeder roots extend twice to drip line, so the tree needs to grow new feeder roots for several years, after transplanting.

I want to plant those two remaining lilacs today. They have far larger healthy intact root mass, compared to trees and shrubs bought at the nursery, so I am optimistic. They look handsome in their new location, like they have been there for many years. They will get lots of water this summer, and already have a thick layer of wood chip mulch.
Comment by Joan Denoo on January 14, 2016 at 12:43am

What a task to take on. I fully expected one or more of the tractors to disappear into the new hole. I wonder how they came up with that configuration of tractors; it worked beautifully!

I assume you are hand-digging your lilacs, Daniel. hard, hard work! You must be exhausted!

Comment by Daniel W on January 13, 2016 at 9:39pm

A tree moving project just slightly bigger than mine.  :-)

Comment by Daniel W on January 13, 2016 at 9:21pm

This week I've been off from work.  I've been digging up our etablished lilacs and moving them to the Battleground place.  It took more than a month to move 8 shrubs.  The last 2 are in the truck.

Next comes my ginkgo tree, 18 years old.  It has been slow growing, but now maybe 10 foot tall.  I dug it sort of like this -


It's dug, but now needs to be wrapped, moved, and planted.

So exhausted! Heading for bed now :-)
Comment by Daniel W on January 13, 2016 at 11:48am

Randy, I second that.  I always feel like this group is my friends and neighbors, and when someone is not here, I feel the loss.

On one of the fruit growing websites, there is a lot of angst in warmer climates regarding the warm winter.  Some apples in the SouthEast are blooming.  High risk for frost kill at that stage.  One can hope the warm doesn't cycle back to a freeze.

We have lilacs with big buds, but I think they do that now anyway.  The other fruit tree buds still appear closed tight.

Comment by Randall Smith on January 13, 2016 at 8:57am

Good to return from my short trip and see Spud's name added to the comments here. Sorry his situation is what it is.

And I feel so sorry for Barbara. Setbacks can be discouraging.

Comment by Plinius on January 12, 2016 at 7:50am

Glad you're all right, Spud, and I hope things will get easier for you!

Comment by Daniel W on January 11, 2016 at 5:46pm

Spud, really glad you are OK.  Figured you were, but still glad to hear from you.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 11, 2016 at 4:26pm

Daniel, I enjoyed the adorable little atheist gardener video.  Too bad it's no longer available.

 

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