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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

How to Store Nuts

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Feb 23. 3 Replies

Himalayan rhododendrons blooming 3 months early

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jan 22. 4 Replies

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Comment by Daniel W on March 1, 2016 at 3:02pm

Joan, I think each region has it's blessings and challenges.  You will get flowers and greens soon!

My deer don't eat daffodil flowers.  They also avoid Camassia, hyacinths, and fritillaria.  They, or rabbits, eat grape hyacinths, tulips like candy.  Violets are blooming now, small but nice.  Something eats all of the hyacinthoides (Spanish bluebells) which is strange, considering they are listed as invasive and most people complain about how they take over.

Friday is the last work day.  This past week, plus, of "terminal vacation", I admit, is nice.  I feel like I'm starting to discover who I am, again.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 29, 2016 at 1:27am

Daniel, you are weeks ahead of us in Newport and Spokane, Not a sign of buds and only a little green peeking through the ground. We don't have spring bulb in Newport; it seems the deer eat them at the first showing. Our Generation Garden has peonies and iris and the deer seem to leave them alone.  
March is the BIG MONTH for you; only one day left to work! I am jubilant for you! I look forward to some smart ass comments as you have time to think about the state of political affairs. Perhaps, it would be better for you to stay away from reading and listening to the turkeys make their racket in the news and tend to your garden, bees, cooking, and enjoying our company.

Happy Retirement!  

Comment by Daniel W on February 27, 2016 at 8:38pm

Nice to have signs of Spring in the yard.

Randy you may decide to stay in Florida!

Comment by Randall Smith on February 25, 2016 at 7:33am

Ruth, I've seen robins about all winter. Never before. And I mentioned the confused Sandhill cranes coming and going. Gotta be the climate change. My garden is now covered in snow. It better be gone by the time I return from Florida on March 6th!

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 25, 2016 at 12:45am

We still have snow in the forest and the first signs of spring have not yet appeared. We drove to Spokane today and they are farther ahead than Newport, as is normal. The soil in the greenhouse measures above 52 degrees F; I planted some peas, beet, radishes, and brought some red wiggly worms for the compost bins. The solar panels began to work again once the sun rose over the tops of the forest. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 25, 2016 at 12:41am

Randy, that flooding, is it a curse or a blessing? The Nile floods renew and refresh the nutrients in the soil. What about your flood? Those pictures of the young seedlings make my back ache. I know how hard that work is. The photos present farming at its best. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 24, 2016 at 8:00pm

I didn't know daikon radishes were helpful for soil compaction. Thanks.

Today my snowdrops bloomed. The Helebores have been blooming for a couple of weeks. Today as I drove home in the dark, just after 6PM, my car thermometer said 86°F. Robins have been setting up housekeeping locally, I've seen three without really looking for them.

Comment by Randall Smith on February 24, 2016 at 7:25am

I worked all morning yesterday helping my SIL cover his "ginormous" new greenhouse with plastic. It took 10 of us. Check out their website, to see the bare-bone structure in their recent newsletter: http://silverthorn-farm.com

Comment by Randall Smith on February 17, 2016 at 7:51am

Many farmers, including my SIL, plant daikon radishes after Fall harvest to do just what you commented about, Joan. Perhaps I should try it.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 16, 2016 at 8:12pm

Easy to see where the hard pan is on this daikon radish. Photo courtesy of Kevin Elmy http://www.friendlyacres.sk.ca

 

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