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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.

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Comment by Daniel W on August 12, 2016 at 2:07pm
Spud, do you like bbq rabbit?
Randy, I read if you duct tape the corn ear to the stalk, the racoons cant pull it down to eat it. I dont know if that works. I imagine the tape cant be too tight or the kernels cant expand,
Spud
I have cats too. I wouldnt want them pooping and peeing in my soil either. They probably do. But, with all of the damage voles, mice, and moles do in my yard, I welcome predators. I planted catnip for them, but they completely destroyed it. I have more growing, honeybees love the fliwers for nectar foraging too. I sometimes cut off more catnip and leave it lying around, to keep the cats interested.
Comment by Idaho Spud on August 12, 2016 at 12:47pm

I've heard you talk about raccoons in your corn before Randy.  I'm sure those smart critters are hard to keep out.

Here, it's squirrels and cats that are hard to keep out. Neighbors here let their cats roam outside all the time, and they love to defecate in my soft garden soil.  It would take a very high non-climbable fence to keep the cats out, and to keep out the squirrels would take a fence with very small openings that went completely over the top of my property.

Comment by Randall Smith on August 12, 2016 at 10:05am

Funny story, Spud. I don't worry about rabbits this late in the year. It's the raccoons in my sweet corn!

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 12, 2016 at 8:42am

It may be a good thing I've got a fence completely around my property.  Meant to keep-out dogs and children, It may now be useful to keep munchers from my garden.

4 days ago, before the sun was up, when I started my mile walk, I saw something black crouched down in the alley by my house.  I approached, and saw it had rabbit ears.  Coming closer, I saw it was domesticated.  It wasn't scared by my approach.

Part way through my walk, I saw two more domesticated rabbits.  Coming back the same way, I saw them again, this time, they were being chased by a woman.  She was unsuccessful in catching them.  There was a man with her, and by the way they acted, it looked like the rabbits had escaped from their place.

When I reached my house, the black rabbit was eating my neighbor's lawn, or something on the lawn.  It finally hopped down the alley.

This morning, it was back, munching on my neighbor's lawn again.

In the 30 years I've lived here, I've never seen a rabbit before.

Comment by Daniel W on August 10, 2016 at 3:53pm
My thornlessblackberrys are tasty treays for rabbirs and deer. If I dont put cages around them,they get eaten to the ground.

Today - more sweet corn, some red bell peppers, some hot peppers, the first of the beefsteak tomatoes. Tomatoes are not as productive this year.
Comment by Idaho Spud on August 10, 2016 at 12:12pm
Spinless is funny.
Comment by k.h. ky on August 9, 2016 at 1:32pm
But spinless is funny. I thought spineless was a new trump berry. After all he did get a purpl heart without ever being in service. Lol
Comment by Idaho Spud on August 9, 2016 at 8:46am
Oh, yes Randy. Thorns is the most common word, even here. My brain wasn't working right. Thanks.
Comment by Randall Smith on August 9, 2016 at 8:12am

I guess we call them "thorns" in the midwest. And yes, blackberry bushes are notoriously thorny, more so than raspberries. My "Fall" crop of reds is beginning to bloom. Should have gallons!

Peaches are ready. Yum yum.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 9, 2016 at 5:36am

Kathy, the way I worded it, sounds like the fruit itself has spines or not.  It's just the canes that have spines or not.  Did I confuse you, or do you have another name for spines? 

Some people may not know there are berry plants that have spines because it seems that stores only sell spineless ones.

 

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