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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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GARDEN HOSE PROBLEM

Started by Dominic Florio. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 15. 15 Replies

Permaculture thinking and skills for youth

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Aug 24. 3 Replies

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Comment by Joan Denoo on May 4, 2017 at 11:06am

Daniel, I envy you the ability to plant such seeds this early in the year. Even in Spokane, we don't plant them until the snow is off Mt Spokane and Mica Peak. That will be late May. I might sow some old seeds to see if they will make it through the late frosts. 

I plan to get the equipmenyt for making tunnels. They will protect from those unexpected late frosts and later from insects. I will grow my brassicas in the raised bed so that we have plenty of space in the greenhouse for tomatoes, peppers, etc. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 4, 2017 at 10:55am

Racking up those frequent flier miles.

Comment by Daniel W on May 4, 2017 at 10:44am

Ducklings at one week.  I looked at the package.  I thought they were local, but in reality they were sent by US Mail from a hatchery in New Mexico.  So these ducks have already flown a thousand miles. 

Comment by Daniel W on May 4, 2017 at 9:11am

There ard often garden snakes around.    I would be nervous around big snakes.  Ours are very small.

Comment by Daniel W on May 4, 2017 at 9:10am

Using dandelions for food and animal feed, I have almost run out!  There are still some, and those go to the chickens and ducklings.  The most lush get added to salads. I dont mind a little bitterness.

Yesterday it was 80F!  Wow!  Tomato plants are in 4 inch pots now.  Maybe next week plant some.   Might plant collard greens and mustard greens today.

Plums and cherries set a lot of fruit.   We will see about the others.

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 4, 2017 at 7:42am

I forgot to try them when the weather was cold.  One of you peeps said they would taste less bitter at that time.  I'll try to remember to try some this fall and next spring.

Comment by Plinius on May 4, 2017 at 12:06am

Eat them, Spud! There are many dandelion recipes on the web!

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 3, 2017 at 4:34pm

Dandelions have taken over my neighborhood this year.  I've never seen so many.  The girl across the street has a lawn that's almost more yellow than green.  She mows them down every couple of days, but they pop-up again in a day.

I've been fighting them in my garden, and today, I pried-up the last of them from my garden.  They'll come up again from the roots, but if I keep them from growing too many leaves, they should die after a while.

I think they're pretty, but they're a scourge.

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 3, 2017 at 4:29pm

Interesting post about snakes.  

Comment by kathy: ky on May 2, 2017 at 1:33pm
I was clearing some weeds around one of the hugelkulture beds and pulled out a snake egg. I thought it was a mushroom and was going to squish it but it didn't squish. I accidentally broke the membrane. If I had known it was a snake egg I would have put it back where it came from.
There are only four poisenous snakes in ky. The cotton mouth that stays near water. The copperhead, and two types rattlesnakes that are usually found in deep woods or the mountains. I did see a pygmi rattlesnakes lying on a pile of lumber near the shed that's closest to the woods a couple years ago. Rattlesnakes are endangered species in ky.
 

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