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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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

How to Store Nuts

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud 9 hours ago. 3 Replies

Himalayan rhododendrons blooming 3 months early

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jan 22. 4 Replies

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Comment by k.h. ky on February 14, 2017 at 2:43pm
I grew peanuts once just to see if they would grow.
One year I grew a few cotton plants
They grew and produced a few cotton balls.
Comment by Idaho Spud on February 14, 2017 at 10:22am

Wow, you are a nutty guy Randy (smile).

If I had room and the wherewithal, I'd grow every kind of nut I could.  Same for fruit trees.

Personally, I think peanuts should count.  Yes, I know it's not a nut technically, and I'm OK with saying it's not a nut if your talking about scientific classifications.  However, if it looks like a nut, tastes like a nut, is sold with other nuts, & etc, for all practical purposes, it's a nut.

Comment by Randall Smith on February 14, 2017 at 7:40am

True, almond trees can be grown at 40 degrees latitude, even with our cold winters (except this one). Although my tree is only about 10 years old, it seems to produce every other year--not really that unusual. For example, we had no walnuts, black or English, last year. And my neighbor's pecan trees were bare, also.  I didn't look for hickory nuts since I have plenty from previous years.. Besides, they're a pain to crack and remove the meat. I also have access to a friend's butternut tree. Let's face it, I'm a real nutty guy! (I've grown peanuts in my garden before, but that doesn't count.)

Comment by k.h. ky on February 13, 2017 at 2:32pm
Randy, I've never heard of growing almond trees in Indiana or surrounding states. Pecan trees do well here but the pecans are very small. The pecans that grow on TN. are the size of the ones from a grocery. Mulberries also do well.
Comment by Plinius on February 13, 2017 at 11:15am

Best wishes for your pacemaker surgery, Joan!

Comment by Daniel W on February 13, 2017 at 11:04am

Joan, tell them to put in a power boost!  If that works, I want one too :-)  Seriously I hope it goes smoothly and you are in and out on the same day.

Today it frosted here.  Pretty outside. 

I don't know if the seeds I plant will grow but I needed something to do.  There are people who sow seeds in winter and let them grow at nature's pace.  That only works with certain types.

Spud I plant a lot of mine in pots too.  Here, slugs get a lot of the seedlings if planted outside directly.

Wow Randy, that's a huge pile of almonds.  Why did I think they couldn't grow in the midwest?  I learned something from you.  I have several hazelnut trees, never ate a single nut from them.  Either squirrels or birds get all of the nuts.  We have some wild hazelnuts in the woodlot.  I collected the nuts that fell, but they were all hollow.

Comment by k.h. ky on February 13, 2017 at 11:01am
Goes well :)

I uncovered more daffodils and many have blooms set. If the temps get back up to mid-sixties today they may open. We've had no snow this winter. Just lots of cold rain.

Does anyone else leave their flower beds covered with leaves during the winter?? My dad always did. He thought the leaves helped prevent soil erosion during the heavy rains and also helped protect the bulbs and plants from the snow and ice that was common in ky during his childhood and most of mine. Both are becoming more rare during the climate change we now have on an almost daily basis.
Comment by Idaho Spud on February 13, 2017 at 10:58am

Joan, hope your pacemaker surgery goes well.

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 13, 2017 at 10:56am

The heavy snowfall has melted due to temperatures the last few days being above freezing at night and well above freezing in the day.

Time for me to start my cold weather plants in pots.  I've given up putting the seeds directly in the garden.  Something destroys most of them, so I give them a good start in pots first, then they usually do well in the garden.

Comment by k.h. ky on February 13, 2017 at 10:46am
Joan, hope all went well and you will soon be good as new.


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