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!

Location: Planet Earth
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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!

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 Plinius on April 10, 2015 at 10:01am

So you don't really get used to the sun too! And perhaps you also walk at the shady side of the street.

Comment by Barbara Livingston on April 10, 2015 at 9:53am

Chris, one word - Sunblock. I have a large tube of #60 sunblock sitting on my bathroom sink and apply to my face and exposed arms, etc. every morning.  In spite of daily application I had a small carcinoma removed from my face last year when I went for annual dermatologist appt.  When the temps go over 90 I began my summer hibernation with my books and crafts. :) 

Comment by Plinius on April 10, 2015 at 9:18am

It's ok Barbara, thanks! But I wonder how your skin can stand all the sunlight over there. I have to get used to the light in portions of 15 minutes - walking to the supermarket included - with a high sunprotection on my face, hands and arms. LOL, that sound as if I pass the winter under a stone.

Comment by Barbara Livingston on April 10, 2015 at 8:16am

Chris, sorry your first day wasn't so good.  I finished all my major projects for my space for this year - and Yes! the rain begain about an hour ago. (Areas of Texas are now out of drought for the first time in five years.) :)  Now to sit back watch things grow and pull weeds as needed.  I read recently that "if you don't know what it is, don't pull it."  I decided to give it a try and was pleasantly surprised to see some flowers bloom from seeds I planted over a year ago.  I'm definitely still learning.

Comment by Plinius on April 10, 2015 at 1:01am

The first sunny day brought the usual attack of nettle rash - I won't come south!

Comment by Barbara Livingston on April 8, 2015 at 5:18pm

Envy and jealousy is being held in check here Randy .. the Danube?

Comment by Barbara Livingston on April 8, 2015 at 5:17pm

Randall, did you put salt in the water prior to adding beans? I've always been told to not add salt until AFTER the beans are cooked otherwise they will remain hard. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 8, 2015 at 3:22pm

Randy, that's surprising that you can't get kidney beans to soften at an altitude of 850 feet.  I thought the problem was at high altitudes, like my 4500 feet.  Have you tried a pressure cooker?

I just put in a seed order at Seed Savers Exchange for celery, a lettuce mixture, yellow crook-neck, amish pie squash (pumpkin), charentais melon, amish melon, and small shining light watermelon.  

I've tried none of those before except the yellow crook. 

Comment by Randall Smith on April 7, 2015 at 7:44am

Barbara, I can't help you on the goji bush info. My plant is only just starting up--if not dead. But I didn't realize it grew that big!

Spud, I used to grow kidney beans, but haven't for several years. I could never get them to soften up, despite soaking and cooking for hours.

FYI, I'll be "off the air" for two weeks starting Thurs., Apr 9. I'm taking my computer into the "shop" to be cleaned up while I'm cruising down the Danube. Hope I don't miss anything too important here!

Comment by Barbara Livingston on April 6, 2015 at 8:45pm

Joan, just tooooo funny. Loved it. Works both ways and about many things or at least that is what I discovered. 

 

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