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

Tomato Growing Topics & Tips

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Comment by Idaho Spud on October 20, 2016 at 1:54pm

Daniel, what's the name of the corn, that you said wasn't too sweet?

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 20, 2016 at 1:41pm

Randy, your raspberry wine sounds delicious.  When I win the lottery, I'll come visit you and maybe you'll give me a sip.

Comment by Daniel W on October 20, 2016 at 12:25pm

Kathy, it's only lagte October, and I don't even have 2015 garden mess cleared up, and already I'm anticipating those catalogs.

Randy, you are the wine champ!  Raspberry wine, awesome!

Maybe I'll get strawberries next year.  The beds didn't do well at all in 2015.  Maybe 10 berries in 36 ssquare feet, all 1 to 2 years old.

Also, the primocane blackberries have promise.  I have a spot for the plants to move to, once I get it fenced.

Comment by k.h. ky on October 20, 2016 at 10:52am
Thanks Daniel. I always love finding the gardening catalogs in the mail.
Comment by Randall Smith on October 20, 2016 at 7:51am
Okay, one more batch of red raspberry wine (making 8 total), and I'm done. Like your blackberry patch, Daniel, I'm starting a new r.r. area. It'll be difficult to uproot the old patch with all the runners they produce. Like strawberries, one needs to rotate beds every 5 years or so. In fact, the new rasp. patch is going where the old strawberry patch was.
Comment by Daniel W on October 19, 2016 at 10:29am

Kathy,

Baker Creek Seeds does carry Golden Bantam Cross sweet corn.

http://www.rareseeds.com/golden-bantam-12-row-corn/

as does Victory Seeds

https://&www.victoryseeds.com/mobile/corn_golden-bantam.html

Baker Creek has the most gorgeous seed catalog, all heirloom, non-gmo, passed down for generations.  Most of my squashes, pumpkins, and chinese vegetables were from them.  The Victory seed link tells the story of Golden Bantam, which was developed by one farmer in the Northeast.  He died in 1891, so it is a truly historic variety.

Bodaceaous is more modern, still nonGMO.  Bodaceous has a gene, SE, which very much slows conversion of sugsr to starch.  I think that is why mine are still sweet so late.  It also remains sweet for a week or two in the fridge.  Thd chilly weather probably also extended my harvest.

Randy, I dont envy you, needing to till your garden.  I still havent cleaned up some of the dead plants.  I shovel turn mine in stages about 25 sq feet st a time.  Also I want to add another 200 sq foot section that currently is covered by brambles.

Ruth, sorry for your limitations.  I would be frustrated.  Most of my veggies and fruits for most of the year, are grown by my own hands. 

We finished the apple pie yesterday.  Maybe make a pumpin pie today.  So far I have 6 packages of puree in the freezer, from one small French pumpkin. 

Comment by Randall Smith on October 19, 2016 at 7:02am

Good looking food, Daniel. Surprised you still have "corn on the cob".

I'm preparing to till up my garden--at least half of it where nothing is growing. I really need to plow it to turn over soil 6" deep. It's rather compacted.

Comment by k.h. ky on October 18, 2016 at 11:37pm
Spud, it was still 82° when I came home at eight pm. Tornado weather in ky. But with all the climate change any time of year is tornado weather. Unsettling.
Comment by k.h. ky on October 18, 2016 at 11:34pm
Produce envy! That's funny Ruth.

My neighbor gave me some bodaceous corn this season. It's the second best corn I've ever eaten. My all time favorite was a small sweet corn my dad always raised called golden bantam cross. I haven't had it for years. Don't even know if it's available anymore.
It may have been the best sweet corn because it was most certainly the first fresh garden corn I ever remember eating. We had moved from the inner city of Chicago back to our extended family in ky. You couldn't get fresh anything where we came from :(
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 18, 2016 at 11:19pm

All of your produce looks great, Daniel. Presonally I can barely eat any of that stuff. The radishes upset my stomach, too spicy. Corn disagrees with my diabetes and IBS. I can eat small amounts of lettuce. Gee, you gave me produce envy.

 

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