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!

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Comment by Thomas Murray on September 3, 2017 at 1:31pm

"I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion."

Henry David Thoreau

Comment by Thomas Murray on September 3, 2017 at 1:04pm

Daniel,

I am optimistic that gardening will be viable anywhere. If nature can find a way, then humanity can be a part of it.

Comment by Randall Smith on September 3, 2017 at 7:28am

Sympathies out to both Patricia and Daniel regarding garden woes. "Hell" is in your back yards! Hang in there.

Comment by Patricia on September 2, 2017 at 7:06pm

It broke Rick's heart to leave his garden/greenhouse for so long, & he totally thought nothing would be left by the time the evac was over. Needless to say, he was well pleased to get anything at all.

I did manage to get a few peas, & beans into the freezer before all hell broke loose, but the plants were all dried out when we got back.

We did get 4 cauliflower, several broccoli heads, a little of the parsley & basil, & it looks like we'll get a melon or two. Tomatoes are iffy.

Comment by Daniel W on September 2, 2017 at 6:35pm

I second Spud's comment, Patricia!

I wonder if gardening around here will be viable in the next few years.  Still above 100F, at least a few more days.  A lot of trees are looking sad.  Its hard to stand out in the heat watering.  I think most trees and shrubs survived this year, but I wonder if we have lost the maritime climate. 

I always try to adapt and set my sails with the prevailing wind in my thoughts.  I found another arborist to leave me a truckload of mixed tree chips, which I will spread around some trees, shrubs, and blackberry brambles.  Those should last at least a couple of years, reduce weeding, eliminate cultivating, and reduce water requirements for those trees and plants.

I may mulch more next year, too, with straw in vegetable garden after the Spring rains end.

Pisses me off that people dont take climate change seriously or responsibly.  I try to reduce reuse repurpose recycle, but then when driving my old Prius and some guy is tailgating me with their megatruck, I wonder why bother?

Oh well, keep trying and enjoy the peace, the plenty, the wonderful nutrition, flavors, textures, and colors from the yard and garden while possible!  And keep trying diverse plants and trees as a "home research station".  Maybe those cactuses that I planted will be the wave of the future :-) 

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 2, 2017 at 10:24am

Glad Rick was able to salvage some of the garden.

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 2, 2017 at 10:22am

Oh, yes, I miss Felaine, and her attitude.  Always told it like she saw it, and with humor!

Comment by Patricia on September 1, 2017 at 6:03pm

Yeah, such a shame to be so quiet & mousy........NOT!

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on September 1, 2017 at 5:51pm

Yes, tip o' the hat to Sk8eycat. She always had a definite perspective. (Too bad she was so shy about telling us how she really felt.) She was the best.

Comment by Patricia on September 1, 2017 at 5:40pm

After our evac, Rick was able to salvage some of the garden & greenhouse, even though nothing got watered the whole time we were gone. He was very pleased.

 

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