Godless in the garden


Godless in the garden

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Comment by Joan Denoo on September 18, 2017 at 12:24pm

Daniel, your photos evoke happy memories of my Spokane garden and know that 41 years of enriching the soil paid off in delights to all the senses, for me and for those who visit. 

Thanks for not taking down this site, my "Go To First" each morning. 

Thanks, also, for your statement, "the appropriate place for a discussion on lectins or other dietary fads (see Jewish World Review article) (or Washingotn Post), would be in a group on health, or diet, or something like that, or No Nonsense.  Not here, please, and preferably not in the food group, which is meant to be about enjoyment, not fear."

Your statement clearly defines your site and what is and is not acceptable here and in the Food Group. I appreciate your clarity and specificity. 

I will report that wild turkeys love sunflower seeds. I scatter a handfull in the meadow each morning and by early afternoon the turkey flock arrives and gives the ground a thorough inspection. They even scratch out some of the weeds.

OOPPSS wrong photo. Deer like sunflower seeds, too. I have given up hope of gardening in those raised beds. I just do not have the energy or strength to do the work and no one else shows any interest. I spend my time in the greenhouse. Maybe next summer I will have more energy (dream on) and I even love going into the greenhouse when it is 100°F inside. That is when it feels good to leave the greenhouse. I don't have current photos in there. I will get shots of what is left ... not much. 

Comment by Randall Smith on September 18, 2017 at 7:24am

Ok, that worked. Try again.

Rained a bit last night to soften the garden soil. I've been cleaning up--taking down corn stalks and weeds. I usually just take a shovel and chop both at the surface, leaving the roots to supply food for worms.

I'm eating way too much fruit nowadays--red raspberries, apples, pears--high in sugar, but good.

Comment by Randall Smith on September 18, 2017 at 7:19am

Testing. My "Add comment" doesn't seem to work. this after I just wrote something. Grrr.

Comment by Patricia on September 15, 2017 at 1:48pm

I LOVE blackberries!!!

Comment by Thomas Murray on September 15, 2017 at 12:38am


That would be cool if I could find skeletons buried in my yard where the greener grass is. Halloween is just around the corner.

Great harvest you got there. My mouth is watering for fresh fruits.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 14, 2017 at 10:32pm

Daniel, thanks for the informaton and link on lectins. This is important to me as I have IBS and high inflammation (which makes my arthritis worse). If you get rid of this group, such data will disappear.

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 14, 2017 at 5:43pm

Daniel, beautiful photos! I became a bit homesick seeing these plants; I also grew them in Spokane. 

Thanks for the sweet corn, Sugar Buns, recommendation. It goes in my "Garden Seeds Recommended" file. 

Larry makes a delicious sourdough bread and it goes well with his homemade chili. 

Comment by Thomas Murray on September 14, 2017 at 2:42pm

      On my lawn there are some patches of grass that is taller than grass in another area. Our property has three areas where the grass is taller and perhaps a little more greener. The question is why and one answer I thought of was those areas have a longer span of direct sunlight than the other areas. If my assumption is correct then those areas are the best spots to grow sun loving vegetables, vine fruits, and other plants.

Wadda do the Green Thumbers here think ?

Comment by Randall Smith on September 8, 2017 at 7:14am

Lucky you, Daniel. My tomatoes were a disaster this year for some unknown reason. Everybody had problems, including my farm kids.

Oh well, I just read that edibles from the black nightshade family, including tomatoes and potatoes are not good for you because of "lectins" in them. Same with most grains. This from The Plant Paradox by a Dr. Gundry.  I'm not paying much attention to his recommendations. Too restrictive. You would hate reading it!

Comment by Patricia on September 7, 2017 at 10:39pm

Yes, I made & froze sauce one year when we had so many tomatoes, we supplied the neighbourhood, & ate fresh for weeks & still had excess. It was great!


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