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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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!

Discussion Forum

Cover crops: Gabe Brown

Started by Joan Denoo yesterday. 0 Replies

Geodesic Dome Greenhouses

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


Started by Dominic Florio. Last reply by Daniel W Jul 5. 14 Replies

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Comment by Idaho Spud on July 12, 2017 at 11:51am

My avatar is 73 years old.  I may post my up to date photo one of these days.

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 12, 2017 at 10:39am

Randy, that is the trouble, my avatar is only four years old. These past few years have been a real challenge. I hope my mental stamina continues, even as my physical strength declines.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on July 12, 2017 at 8:09am

Randy - among the fatalities was a volcanologist who was doing some monitoring. Apparently the lateral blast was unexpected.

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

Joan, my kids "facebooked" some photos of me (with grandkids), and I was shocked to see how old I appeared! Like yours, my A/N avatar is several years old. Still, we're young at heart, right?!

Bertold, I coincidentally just finished reading a book about the Mt. St. Helens eruption. It detailed the deaths of the 57 people. Some were just plain stupid (Harry Truman), but most were considered to be in the "safe" zones. The magnitude of the eruption and mudflow was greater than predicted.

Daniel, my persimmons must be of the Yates variety. They look like yours--same size, too. I lost the top out of a peach tree yesterday in a horrific storm. I'm saddened.

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 12, 2017 at 5:13am

Daniel, I didn't know you had bamboo.  If I get more land, I intend to grow it, and won't contain it.  I never thought it was as hard to control as people seem to think.  I hope I have a chance to find-out.

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 12, 2017 at 5:09am

Joan, is see you have your hair back.

Comment by Daniel W on July 11, 2017 at 11:18pm

Your greenhouse sounds wonderful.  It makes for a sheltered eden in the cold weather.

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 11, 2017 at 11:17pm

Joan Denoo, July 4, 2017. My age shows! 

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 11, 2017 at 11:01pm

Laura and Larry tell me the greenhouse tomatoes develop nicely and do not begin to show any color. Larry has water timers for the beds and tomatoes get plenty of regular water, but not soaked. I don't know what else survived; probably kale, possibly dill and cilantro.  

That soil is so rich it is a joy to get my hands into. I hope my foot heals enough so I can go out there and do a big of digging.   

I started some corn in the greenhouse hoping to extend the growing season. Unfortunately, I didn't get the seedlings planted out in the raised beds Larry & Travis made for me in the meadow.   I don't know how they are doing growing up in the greenhouse.  

Travis built a brick walk from the greenhouse to the shed so that I didn't have to walk in the mud. Our very wet spring did not cause my any problems. Since my foot gave out on me, I don't go outside except on the driveway. I don't want to get grass and sand on my wheelchair mechanisms.

The strong young men took me to the greenhouse on July 4 and that was a very special treat for me.  

Comment by Daniel W on July 11, 2017 at 10:57pm

Joan, our old patch of bamboo was contained.  We dug 2 feet down, making a trench about 6 feet in diameter, and put in a heavy plastic barrier.  It works, but doesn't seem necessary.  Last year, I took starts from the old patch, for the Battleground property.  I had to use a demolition saw to cut into the ground to take starts.  The new plants survived, and grew very nice tall shoots, 10 feet tall, this year.  I don't have them contained.  If they grow further afield, I'll just cut them off with pruning shears.  They are not a bother at all, make a good plant for chicken yard, and have so many uses.

The collard greens do so well here.  I have them mixed with squashes, not planned but the plants get along so far.


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