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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.

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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 Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 5, 2017 at 10:34pm

Joan we still have green grass and flowers here north of Philly, though half of the trees have turned color. Yesterday was in the low 70's. That's what being south of a deep jet stream curve gets you, warm air flow from the south. Haven't even had a hard frost yet. 

Comment by kathy: ky on November 5, 2017 at 10:26pm
And our time went back an hour at 2:am. Now it's dark at 5:15 pm. I hate it .
Comment by kathy: ky on November 5, 2017 at 10:23pm
Joan, you have cold and snow while we are having above average temperatures with lots of rain. Right now we're under a tornado watch :(
Comment by Daniel W on November 5, 2017 at 10:18pm

I love watching horses.  I hope she's enjoying the snow too!

I've been spreading leaf mulch.  I also did some work to make my raised beds easier to manage - raised the sides another 6 inches, transfer soil from a bed that I will remove to make pathways open for riding mower.  That work will continue, weather permitting, until Spring.  When done there will be half as many raised beds, and maintenance will be easier.

I perused online catalogs and made some orders for next year  Fewer varieties than usual  and some more dry tolerant, deer resistant, annual flowers - mostly zinnias, some cosmos, and cleome.  Forgot peppers, but can use last year's seeds or get some from store.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 5, 2017 at 5:25pm

12" of snow on the ground with above freezing for two or three hours midday each day. 

Neighbor's horse came over to browse in the meadow. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 5, 2017 at 4:34pm

We have had seveal days of snow with thawing midday, leaving us with heavy snow topped with fluff. We now have 12" of snow on the ground. Who knows how much melted away during the daily thaws. 

Our neighbor's horse came over this morning eating his way across the meadow. 

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Comment by Patricia on November 4, 2017 at 6:36pm

Black seems to block light enough so the herbs retain colour & the flavour is very good.

Comment by Daniel W on November 4, 2017 at 6:33pm

Patricia, why black?  Heat transfer?

Comment by Patricia on November 4, 2017 at 6:20pm

Sounds good Daniel.

I like to dry several things, & have done really well with drying herbs in black cotton towels.

Comment by Daniel W on November 4, 2017 at 6:16pm

Spud, if you are not crazy about too much heat in your peppers, there are some modn varieties that are much milder.  I like lots of heat, but needed to tone it down a little recently after overdoing jalapenos and my stomach wasnt happy.  The jalapenos here at fred meyer were too mild for me, but home grown were very hot.

Patricia, we string up the peppers and let them dry.  Works well here.  Im hoping I can keep a couple pepoer plants going in the sunroom.  I read that is a way to get bigger and earlier crop if they survive indoor conditions.

 

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