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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!

Discussion Forum

Sequester water

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Daniel W yesterday. 1 Reply

Soils need nourishment to create healthy plants

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by k.h. ky on Tuesday. 1 Reply

Tomato Growing Topics & Tips

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by k.h. ky on Tuesday. 3 Replies

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Comment by Idaho Spud on August 23, 2016 at 11:16am

Joan, thanks for the Idaho Bee guide.  It's a coincident that I was just getting ready to post a sad story about several trucks full of bees crashing and killing millions of bees close to my home.  It was a year ago, but I just learned of it.  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3232745/Millions-bees-wreak...

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 23, 2016 at 11:05am

Greetings fellow gardeners. Your photos inspire me to get up early and tend to my jungle. 

Daniel, your garden amazes me and to think you have challenges other than gardening to which you attend. 

Randy,your sunflowers healthy standing tall and erect. They reveal you have soil that provides all they need

I ran across an interesting paper from U of Idaho, while looking for information while I was at Laura's. 

Homeowner Guide to Bees

There is a small blip about Sweat Bees but does not have information on repellant. 

The following article may be useful:

What gets rid of sweat bees without using chemicals?

Comment by Daniel W on August 23, 2016 at 10:00am
Randy, that is inspiring! great photo!

That sunflower on my pic was volunteer.
i left there to see what happened. Glad I did.
Comment by Plinius on August 23, 2016 at 8:03am

Just beautiful, Randall! Don't compare...

Comment by Randall Smith on August 23, 2016 at 7:53am

Here's my sunflower/corn version. Not nearly as nice as Daniel's.

Comment by k.h. ky on August 22, 2016 at 2:01pm
@ Daniel, no I've not planted any raspberries. The few vines that are here were here when we moved here. I this they're wild if there is such a thing. If there was ever an old homestead here there are no remains of it anywhere.

I have a pumpkin from the hugelculture bed! I had given up.
Comment by Randall Smith on August 22, 2016 at 11:02am

Daniel, I love that photo of the sunflower, corn, and marigolds! What a combination. I can almost match it (and I'll try later).

Comment by Daniel W on August 21, 2016 at 7:54pm

Kathy,  have you ever planted in summer for fall crop?  We never did that in the midwest, and I didn't used to do it here, but this year it's looking good.

Randy, I  think it's time for some barbecued rabbit.

I usually mix flowers in with the vegetables.  The marigolds were from seeds I saved last year. 

The tree is Asian pear.   There are also some early apple varieties bearing now.

Comment by Randall Smith on August 21, 2016 at 7:12am

Joan, that site on sweat bees didn't address how to keep them away. I've sprayed on "Off", bleach, soaps, etc. Nothing works. No big deal--there are many bigger things to be concerned with!

Good looking garden, as usual, Don. My brocolli and cabbage were very good this year. I have frozen most of it. My biggest disappointment has been Swiss Chard. I suspect rabbits. No beets, either. Again, rabbits. Grrr.

Comment by k.h. ky on August 20, 2016 at 12:33pm
Broccoli is usually a waste of time in our heat. Occasionally we have a cool enough spring to grow it. But it's rare so most of us don't bother.
Horse flies, sweat bees, mosquito, fleas. If it bites, human or animal, ky has it. Ticks haven't been bad this year but that could be the chickens are free ranging and getting them before they get us.
 

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