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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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Comment by Idaho Spud on July 7, 2017 at 11:53am

Randy, I'm glad you have someone with you picking berries.  

My raspberries are still producing on last years canes.  Another month and I'll have a good harvest on this years canes.

My blackberries haven't started yet.

Comment by Randall Smith on July 7, 2017 at 10:41am

Raspberry season is over. Now, it's time for blackberries. My grandson ate the one and only ripe one so far! He's only 7, but loves to pick berries with me. And I love having him with me.

Comment by Daniel W on July 5, 2017 at 1:16pm

Spud, I think the wild cherry might have them, but not the Montmorency and sweet cherries.  The birds are the biggest problem, and deer eating any branches below 5 feet.  I am going to up-prune my two newest sweet cherries, now that they are taller, for easier maintenance.  I tried to grow bush cherries - Romeo, Juliet, Carmine Jewel -but the one I planted got canker and died.  Canker is a disease that, in my yard, either a plant variety gets it, or doesn't.  No use trying one that won't survive my climate.  Bush cherries were compelling idea because I could cover the whole bush with a net, easily.

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 5, 2017 at 1:05pm

Daniel, do you have cherry fruit flies?  I removed all my cherry trees because once the fruit flies found them (in year 3), every cherry had a fruit fly worm in it.

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 5, 2017 at 1:02pm

I used to like birds before I grew fruit.

Comment by Daniel W on July 5, 2017 at 12:57pm

The actual pie cherries (Montmorency and Surefire) had minimal amounts.  We have a wild cherry that I suspect is a devolved type of sweet cherry, although they are even smaller, and more sour.  Very big tree.  And some sweet cherry trees that have been producing big bowls of cherries for two weeks.  I collected enough pie cherries and wild cherries for 3/4 of a pie, and added sweet cherries for the rest.  It's baking now.

Some of the persimmons have set fruit, hallelujah.  Starting to see some fruit set on tomatoes, peppers blooming.  Sweet corn is more varied in size and vigor, not sure how that will turn out.

One of the new chestnut trees is growing like crazy, 2 feet of growth, one intermediate, and one added maybe 3 inches.  I might buy another new one this winter and replace the slow one.  Life is too short to wait.

A bird ate my first, highly nurtured and babied, blackberry.  I added some screening, we'll see if they eat more before I get to taste one.

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 4, 2017 at 5:17am

Ouch, Ouch, Ouch!  Hope I never have a torn ligament.

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 4, 2017 at 5:16am

Daniel, the carrot kill made me chuckle.

Comment by kathy: ky on July 3, 2017 at 10:38pm
Thomas, they couldn't pay me to go to the Arch. Such a joke.

I second your comment about Daniel's positive attitude. I wish more people were like that.
Joan, I tore a ligament in my ankle years ago. Very painful. I hope you heal quickly.
Comment by Daniel W on July 3, 2017 at 10:23pm

Joan, no problem with the typing!  We all have our challenges with our keyboards and keypads.  I certainly do!

My carrots NEVER come out like this!

 

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