Godless in the garden


Godless in the garden

Welcome to gardeners, growers of veggies, fruits, flowers, and trees, backyard hen enthusiasts, worm farmers, & composters!

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Welcome to Eden!

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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Comment by Idaho Spud on June 11, 2016 at 10:20am

Love your greenery Don.  Light yellow green is my favorite color.

Comment by Daniel W on June 11, 2016 at 10:16am

something different from seedmatters.org

Comment by Daniel W on June 11, 2016 at 10:15am

Don, that looks like a painting.  Beautiful!

Comment by Don on June 11, 2016 at 10:14am

Still early (and cool for June) here in northern Vermont, but the garden is looking good.

And the greenery is unsurpassed.

Comment by Randall Smith on June 11, 2016 at 8:08am

Daniel, awesome! It's too early for most of my produce, although I see a few pea pods. I want to read your garden blogs, but don't have time right now.

Joan, don't feel bad about "sitting around". I've decided to do more of that myself. I'm getting too old to kill myself (overwork).

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 10, 2016 at 12:39pm

OH! this site is so much fun to read. I live vicariously through all your work descriptions and photos. 

I am a slug. Just a dud. I get out of my chair for a glass of water or a cup of coffee and return to the seated or horizontal position. The weeds bloom without interruption and the basic structure of the design continues to show through. Lazy! No other word for my non-doing. I just don't want to do anything. 

Given that reality, I walk in my jungle grateful for the fine soil, vigorous plants, busy Lady Bugs, green Lace Wings tickle my brow, and ants go about their business undisturbed. 

By agreement, Cary doesn't weed the back yard; he creates and tends the front yard. Neighbors marvel at his industry and beauty of his design. 

Comment by Plinius on June 10, 2016 at 12:16pm

It's all right, Daniel, mopping with the neighbours is a good social get-together. My tomato seedlings drowned, the tayberry grows like mad and the hollyhocks start to bloom before long. I couldn't do much in my garden because we had a double helping of colds followed by flu, but there will be time. I'm always happy with your pictures: at last I found out that favas are the same as horsebeans or tuinbonen!

Comment by Daniel W on June 10, 2016 at 11:12am

Plinius, how frustrating!  I hope it's all cleared now!

Love reading your Garden reports, Randy.  Im a bit envious about the sweet potatoes - I don't think they do well here, summer is too cool for real tropicals like those.

I have Indian Corn growing, which is a flint corn like popcorn.  Planted in April, now about knee high.

I have "Trinity" Sweet Corn almost waist high.  This is a sweetness-enhanced - not GMO - corn that did well last year.  Every few weeks, I plant a few more rows.  Also a variety, Mirai, that some people think is too sweet.  We'll see.  The last batch, only about 25% germinated.  Maybe birds ate the seeds.  Replanted tuesday.

Some pics, wish I could share in person -

Favas.  Turned out perfect for late winter / early spring planting.  Bearing lots of beans now.

A few tart cherries.  I pitted and dried them for later use.  Like raisins but much better.

Part of kitchen garden, Zucchinis and SUmmer Squash in front, pumpkins are at the back, and Roma tomatoes in between. 

More kitchen garden, Yukon Gold potatoes in front, then Burbank Russetts, with corn in back.  There is also okra but it is not thriving and may not get anywhere.

Some mulberries.

Comment by Plinius on June 5, 2016 at 7:12am

I've just mopped the storage in the cellar. Yesterday a big thunderstorm with heavy rainfall - over 20 cm. Much rain trouble in this area because the water didn't drain away soon enough, and a lot of water went over the threshold to the cellars. All the neifgbours came down and mopped together.

Comment by Randall Smith on June 5, 2016 at 7:02am

My prayers have been answered! Just kidding. But we did get 1.3" of rain yesterday Yippee! The day before, I planted 44 sweet potato starts. I'll lose a few (or more), so let's say 3 dozen should suffice. With the rain, they might all survive.


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