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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 Randall Smith on October 24, 2016 at 7:18am

Ouch, Don. I know the feeling. My cherry tree split a few years back. I've never planted another one because I hated pitting the fruit.

Comment by kathy: ky on October 23, 2016 at 12:09pm
Don, odd to see the snow when we are still getting temps in the low eighties. That doesn't mean we can't do a complete turn around and have a snow before the week is over.
Comment by Daniel W on October 23, 2016 at 11:41am

If it was me I would just cut it up for firewood and leave the roots in place.  I'm not very neat.

Not trying to convince you of anything, but the Fedco link has the stories of many apple varieties.  I've added about 10 of their historic varieties as grafts to my trees.  This year I had my first taste of a few, like Sutton's beauty that they are not offering now, and Gravenstein.  Next year if they bear, I can taste Granite Beauty, Baldwin, Newtown Pippin, Porter, and others.  The Frostbite Apple is not offered as scion but is as tree - if I was going to add more trees, that is what I would choose.  As it is, I have more than I will know what to do with if they all bear.

Comment by Don on October 23, 2016 at 11:20am

Thanks, Daniel.  Good thoughts.  Not sure why I chose a Red Delicious in the first place.  I bought it on a whim, I guess, while visiting an orchard in South Hero on Lake Champlain.  The rooted portion of the tree will be an obstacle, unless I can get a backhoe up here. 

Comment by Daniel W on October 23, 2016 at 11:05am

Don, that's sad.  But, now you can plant a new tree!

I buy scion from Fedco in Maine.  They have a lot of historic varieties especially suited to New England.  Maybe this is a chance to plant a type that your great grandparents loved!

That oak is awesome!  Especially with the snow.

Spud, I like both Bodaceous and Bilicious sweet corn.  They are not too sweet and have a good corn flavor in my climate and soil.

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 23, 2016 at 10:06am

I would be sad as well Don.

Comment by Plinius on October 23, 2016 at 9:24am

A pity, Don!

Comment by Don on October 23, 2016 at 8:59am

An early fall of dense snow overnight has taken my Red Delicious apple tree, planted as a whip in 1980.  Sad to see.  At age 36, it had been just coming into its own in shape and production. 

Our 20-year-old red oak, however, looks splendid.

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 20, 2016 at 1:54pm

Daniel, what's the name of the corn, that you said wasn't too sweet?

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 20, 2016 at 1:41pm

Randy, your raspberry wine sounds delicious.  When I win the lottery, I'll come visit you and maybe you'll give me a sip.

 

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