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Godless in the garden

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Comment by Sarah Walton on September 28, 2010 at 8:05am
I think I'll just head out there with a broom and rake one day. I saw one of my neighbors sweeping off his stairs, so I think I will follow suit. Maybe the trend will grow. :)
Comment by Judy Freedman on September 27, 2010 at 5:03pm
If you mow leaves they will turn into crumbs that disintegrate. No need to rake or wait or spread the compost.
Comment by Joan Denoo on September 27, 2010 at 2:31pm
Rake leaves and create compost piles. I deplore seeing all the yard waste going to the landfill when it could be turned into black gold! My garden flourishes because of the huge compost I spread each year. And my worms love it! So do birds.
Comment by Sarah Walton on September 24, 2010 at 2:15pm
I can't help but think I'd know my neighbors more if we didn't rely on a guy with a leaf blower to wander through the courtyard, making noise and exhaust for half an hour every two weeks to do the "gardening". I came across this, and it got me thinking:

http://www.communitygarden.org/index.php
Comment by Little Name Atheist on August 5, 2010 at 11:21am
I have never seen Dusty Millers bloom. I was going to guess Coreopsis before I read your comment.
Comment by Dejah Thoris on June 30, 2010 at 9:41am
I finally got my compost bin repaired and coon-proofed, yeah! Now I won't feel guiltly about all those food scraps going to waste.
Comment by Dejah Thoris on June 21, 2010 at 5:34pm
Thanks Orange. I'm not sure if slugs are the problem. I need to look in my book, I don't have much experience with strawberrries. I have read that putting out lids filled with beer makes good slug traps too. But I always have apples on hand and not beer, so your plan would be the first one for me to try.
Comment by Dejah Thoris on June 21, 2010 at 9:42am
Lots of hot, humid weather here. About half and half with the sun and rain. My girls have been picking plenty of wild raspberries around the edges of our wooded areas. My first strawberry of the season got eaten by bugs. Need to do something about that.
Comment by Joan Denoo on June 7, 2010 at 2:45am
We had frost several nights last week and I put out tomatoes this weekend. I have had frost as late as June 16; none of the tender plants get set out until June 1, with lots of covering and uncovering going on. My first crop of rhubarb is finished and in the freezer, my strawberries are in full bloom, blueberries have lots of blossoms, raspberries only today began to show blossom color. Sage grows to almost shrub size and very healthy.

We had little rain in April or May, but downpours this past week. Our farmers suffer from wet alfalfa and hay. I envy you rosemary people ... can't grow it here, except as a annual.

The neighbor kids arrived en mass this long weekend loving to run the many paths and munch on herbs scattered throughout the beds. They represent the garden is coming alive and we play all summer long until school starts in the fall. We watch the baby birds begin to fledge, they love playing with the worms, gently, in the compost. My little mouse family lives in one of my planter boxes and we get to peek at them if we are very quiet.

I have a Summer Solstice celebration every year and we, my friends and I, are preparing to acknowledge all the wonderful gifts the Earth gives us freely; we avoid our vigorous discussions about the role of human action on the degradation of the Earth. This is a celebration of joy and gratitude.
Comment by Little Name Atheist on May 20, 2010 at 3:34am
Thanks so much Daniel! I worked hard for it.

Don't forget sweet potatoes, Vidalia onions, okra, collards... I'm salivating. I miss Southern food! I haven't had a good sweet potato pie since I left the South.
 

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