Godless in the garden

Information

Godless in the garden

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

Location: Planet Earth
Members: 180
Latest Activity: 46 minutes ago

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!

Discussion Forum

GARDEN HOSE PROBLEM

Started by Dominic Florio. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 15. 15 Replies

Permaculture thinking and skills for youth

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Aug 24. 3 Replies

Comment Wall

Comment

You need to be a member of Godless in the garden to add comments!

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.

Comment by Randall Smith on May 29, 2016 at 6:39am

Boy, do we need rain. It's been feast or famine this year. My downspout water containers are nearly emply already. Strawberry plants are withering, berries small. Asparagus has slowed way down.

I planted popcorn seeds yesterday, my final seeding. Sweet potatoes starts should come in this week. That'll be all that's left to plant. Then, sit back and wait--except for the neverending weeding.

Comment by Randall Smith on May 20, 2016 at 6:56am

I actually ate a tomato already this year, albeit from my SIL's greenhouse! I also have blooms on my own plants.

I've had to replant corn, beans, and peas. The cold, wet spell we had wouldn't permit germination, and the seeds rotted (I'm guessing). Disappointing. I must be patient.

Comment by Daniel W on May 19, 2016 at 10:30pm
Tomatoes have flower buds on them. Yay!
So do some of the potatoes.
And the favas have little beans.
What a great time of year.
 

Members (180)

 
 
 

line

Update Your Membership :

Membership

line

line

Nexus on Social Media:

line

© 2017   Atheist Nexus. All rights reserved. Admin: Richard Haynes.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service