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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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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 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 Daniel W on June 20, 2010 at 11:01pm
Orange,
That's just like here! Rain and rain and rain and rain and rain. And rain. Well, some things are growing. Mainly weeds. Figs are swelling, though - might jsut get a few next month.
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 Daniel W on June 6, 2010 at 10:56am
It's been raining and raining and raining and raining here in my neck of the woods. That, combined with a horrendous work demand, has resulted in a messy yard lately. The weeds are lush and tall and succculent. When I get a chance, I pull big handfulls of weeks and feed them to the chickens, who are most happy to consume them. Meanwhile, the Irises and roses bloomede like crazy them ammediately gummed up from the wetness, fell over, and are in their ugly stage.

Im making up for it a little by growing orchids in my pseudo-sunroom. Can't eat them, but they are nice to look at.

How's it across the globe and across the country?
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.
Comment by Daniel W on May 13, 2010 at 12:37pm
Grundgetta,
COngrats on your achievement!
Br. Richard,
Glad this is useful for you. If you get a chance, please tell us what's growing and how it's doing! When I think of kitchen gardening in Georgia, I think of peaches, figs (some of the best fig cultural information is from Georgia), peanuts, tobacco. Probably mostly tomatoes, corn, peppers, like everywhere else?
Comment by Little Name Atheist on May 13, 2010 at 11:06am
Heh. Maybe we should have a support group for people who should be spending more time in their garden, and less on the computer.

I really appreciate all the photos people post of their gardens and plants. I'm a bit of a plant fanatic, so I try to limit my burbling to fellow horticulturalists.

Oh, and I got my Extension Master Gardener badge the other day. If you live in the 50 US states and three Canadian provinces with EMGs, I highly recommend picking their brains for free information.
Comment by Richard Haynes on May 11, 2010 at 5:24pm
Daniel, I'm glad to find this group. This year is the first year I have begun to be serious about gardening. My doctor and wife said I needed something to get me out of the house and away from the computer (I wonder why). I might not get to participate much, but I'll be reading.
Comment by sacha on May 10, 2010 at 11:44pm
Daniel, you mentioned Wallabies:
Stoned wallabies make crop circles

be sure to read the comments
Comment by Daniel W on May 8, 2010 at 9:30pm
When I go to prison, I want to be with Hale and Pace. And Orange too, since he's making the home brew.
 

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