Godless in the garden

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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 Barbara Livingston on April 5, 2015 at 8:45am

Chris, your Tayberry sounds interesting and a fun thing to add to your roofttop garden! Once it begins to grow I would really like to see pictures of the fruit.

Patricia, I agree with edible bargains. I simply love bargains and plants I get for free - so enjoyable when they grow. It's better than found money. 

Randall, :( sorry about your blackberry canes. This is my first time planting blackberries - will yours grow back enough to have fruit this summer?  I planted thornless canes hoping to avoid the pain you had to endure.

Funny how I actually bought, and keep spending money on housing for, two adorable little rabbits and you are fighting their relatives along with moles. I have voles in my yard - mysterious creatures - I never see them, just the little holes they make. Do I dare ask what you are doing with the moles you catch in your traps? 

We have rain again today!  It's been so long since we have actually had Spring rains that it almost seems unusual. Everything is absolutely green.  Definitely won't exceed WA, but its lovely, and my plants are enjoying the heck out of it.  

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 5, 2015 at 8:23am

Barbara, Daniel beat me to it, but I'll repeat.  Your yard is beautiful.    Sounds like a healthy tree.

Joan, it sounds like a wonderful time with your family.

Randy, I hope the trap is effective at getting rid of those underground critters.

Chris, those bargains sound like a good addition to your garden.

Comment by Randall Smith on April 5, 2015 at 7:41am

Enjoyable reading all your reports. Rabbits chewed down all my blackberry canes over the winter. 

I rolled my yard this past week, mostly to mash down all the mole runs and hills. Of course, they reactivated them right away. I finally bought and am using a trap. Moles are now in my garden, and that ain't good.

Comment by Plinius on April 5, 2015 at 1:28am

How good to read all your plans and projects! Yesterday I salvaged three plants from an outlet that was about to close, and they looked quite good when I unpacked them. Two blackcurrants and a tayberry - a hybrid between raspberry and bramble. Very small but they cost almost nothing, and it's exciting to see what such a find can do!

Comment by Daniel W on April 4, 2015 at 7:02pm
We'll see how this added keyboard does. My fingers are to big for the I-pad keypad, and it's been frustrating. Ning had an old add-on that has actual keys. So far, so good.

Barbara your yard is beautiful.

Joan, have a great time! Sounds like a lot of fun.

I just got back in after clearing out some blackberry brambles. It's like kudzu but with thorns. Plus took the little artist's paintbrush around pollenating pears, apples, cherries. Then saw some honeybees working the sour cherry flowers - they are doing their job. :-)
Comment by Barbara Livingston on April 4, 2015 at 6:42pm

Joan, the treasure hunt in the forest sounds like fun.  Such a fun family get together. 

Put a coolarama shade around my bunnies today. I'm hoping the heat/uv reducing cover along with bottles of frozen water will help them stay cool when higher temps arrive. Gdaughter of my neighbor is going to take my old hutch and use for chickens! Recycling at its best. 

Comment by Barbara Livingston on April 4, 2015 at 6:34pm

Daniel, I read your post quickly and went "oohhhh no!'  Then re-read and realized I'm not expert so I can let those little babies grow.  :)

The tree is right at 4', having grown a foot since January.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 4, 2015 at 3:57pm

Daniel, it looks like your "a" returned to function unless you used a different computer today. I kind of enjoyed deciphering your messages! 

Barbara, I join in a celebration of your nectarines! Very nice rewards for giving tender loving care to your patch of Earth. May the first taste begin years of pleasure. 

Patricia, those last bits of freeze and thaw taking place now offer a peek into the coming year. Hopefully, there will be no surprises with weather patterns. 

I'm at Laura's place, sun shines brightly, after a night of frost. The moon was beautifully round as we drove here yesterday. She lives 50.1 miles north of my home in Spokane at a higher elevation. 

The kids spend Saturday doing chores, working on projects and taking part in sports activities. It is like a beehive with bees coming and going constantly. Tomorrow, we will have a big treasure hunt in the forest. She arranges it so the little ones have a hunting zone near the house while the older ones hunt throughout the 17 acres. 

I'm sorry if I am repeating myself. I forgot to whom I described our plans. 

Comment by Daniel W on April 4, 2015 at 2:57pm
Barbara, I love it when I get a taste the first year. Some fruits take a few years. The experts say not to let them fruit for a couple of years, to get the trees establish and put all of their energy into growing bigger. I think life is too short for that, so if mine want to make fruit, I let them. Just enough for a taste.

I do have an apple that I grafted last year, it is one foot tall and has a bloom on top. I won't let that one bear fruit. Too small.
Comment by Idaho Spud on April 4, 2015 at 2:36pm

I would be doing the happy dance also.

 

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