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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 Joan Denoo on March 17, 2017 at 7:22pm

Cheerios are out of seeds for me too. It urns out seeds4free are marijuana seeds and I don't smoke. My daughter, son-in-law, two granddaughters and their partners were smokers until Cary died. They have all successfully quit smoking. 

We had bitterly cold weather and winds, and then the big thaw came. Most of the snow is gone in the lawn areas. We still have piles from the plowing the family did during the big snowfalls. All that snow has turned to ice, so the thaw will have to take it out. My growing boxes came out from under their white snow blankets as did the drain field for the septic system. 

The great-grandkids have agreed to help me fill the bird feeders. I will put out a humming bird feeder when it gets a bit warmer. 

The greenhouse is very warm during the days, but the low temps at night still fall very close to the freezing temp. I have seeds started and have the laundry room full of seed starting trays.

Comment by Thomas Murray on March 17, 2017 at 6:51pm

....since Cheerios are outta free seeds... I found the next best thing....

http://www.seeds4free.com/Default.aspx

Comment by Thomas Murray on March 17, 2017 at 6:46pm

.....all outta wildflowers seeds?......thats too bad...

Comment by Daniel W on March 17, 2017 at 6:08pm

Kathy, I bet it's native.  I think that's great!

I think, when I plant the other 2 grafted chestnut trees that I ordered, those will be the last major trees I plant.  I'm about all planted out for fruit trees, too.  Next phase is maintenance and continue training and puttering. On our 2 acres, in the past 5 years, I planted 4 European lindens, one American linden, 5 ginkgo that I grew from seeds, 4 maples - 2 were from volunteer seedlings, 1 dawn redwood, and 1, soon to be 3, chestnuts.  Also a row of about 20 fast growing hybrid cyprus trees, at northern edge of property.  Plus the fruit tree food forest.

The lindens and maples are starting to make a nice statement.  I did some minor pruning last week, to shape them better.  Two of the ginkgos are nice size too.  None if those need deer protection now.  Each large tree gets a solution consisting of 2 liters home brew nitrogen fertilizer, diluted to 2 gallons in watering can, and watered around the drip line, now and again after growth commenses.

Damn, I would have liked those wildflower seeds  :-)

Randy I hope you have seen the last of your frosts!

Comment by Randall Smith on March 17, 2017 at 7:53am

Just checked the cheerios website for free seeds, but they say they're all out. Thanks anyway, Tom.

I saw on the news how the southeastern states were hit hard with freezes after a mild Feb. caused fruits to blossom early. Here in Indiana, the only thing I lost (so far) is apricots. I'm sorta glad we've had a cool down recently to slow the blooming process. Hopefully my peaches, pears, and apples will make it through.

Comment by Thomas Murray on March 16, 2017 at 12:27pm

Hi all!

Get your free wildflower seeds from Cheerios:

http://www.cheerios.com/en/BringBackTheBees.aspx

Comment by kathy: ky on March 11, 2017 at 12:11pm
Daniel, a friend just gave me a chestnut tree that's about four feet tall. It came from the woods behind us so I hope it's a native tree.
Comment by Daniel W on March 10, 2017 at 10:50am

Kathy, I'm hoping you get some plums anyway!

Thomas, dogs and kids and snow sounds like a perfect match!

Comment by Daniel W on March 10, 2017 at 10:49am

Randy, I know how you feel about birds not using the houses you put up.  I put up a barn owl box and a smaller bird house, neither have been used.  Maybe this year, maybe not!

Ah the unpredictable weather.  We've been getting constant soaking rains.  Today looks sunny but I don't know if I am up to going outside for chores.  Maybe.  Maybe not.  Maybe.

Comment by Thomas Murray on March 10, 2017 at 9:46am

This morning around 8:30 it started snowing. It was slush snow and two hours later the snowflakes are the sizes between a nickle to a half a dollar coin and is accumulating on the ground....and it is twirling. Kids are going to have fun after school is out. My two dogs are outside playing in the snow.

 

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