Godless in the garden


Godless in the garden

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

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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

DIY Green House and a Chicken Coop?

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud 5 hours ago. 2 Replies

Cover crops: Gabe Brown

Started by Joan Denoo on Wednesday. 0 Replies

Geodesic Dome Greenhouses

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Monday. 1 Reply

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Comment by Barbara Livingston on June 28, 2015 at 11:04pm

Daniel, 15 years, eh? So goes the adage of the wise man planting in whose shade he will never sit ... my nectarines will be for future generations.

Hot here too, and humid.  And so I resort to indoor projects. :)

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 28, 2015 at 9:21pm

Patricia, Oh Yes!! whipped cream is perfect!

How is Rick's garden growing? 

Are you having a temperature spike this month? 

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 28, 2015 at 9:10pm

Spud, it sounds like you are having a dry spell, too. And the heat is terrible. I had to come in before 11 AM and Spokane had the highest temperature for June on record. Today was 105 degrees. We don't usually get that scorching heat until August. 

OH dear! This will be a bad fire season. We had so much rain earlier and have lots of grass growing on the hills. Conditions are right for fires. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 28, 2015 at 9:05pm

Barbara, I know bagging is a chore, but it might be a good solution. I hope so. Remember to keep us informed next year; I hope you get some. OH! It was squirrels?! Those rascals. 

I was in my garden at 5:30 AM having breakfast. Mrs. Fat Tail Squirrel came over and sat beside me eating some treasure she found in the garden. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 28, 2015 at 9:00pm

Daniel, these peaches look exactly like the peaches I remember as a child and have not had since. I love the taste and to think you have so many now. So, the answer was to move it into a protected place. 

I love daylilies! They bloom as though they were proud to be on stage! The colors of your two radiate life. 

Comment by Daniel W on June 28, 2015 at 8:20pm

It took me 15 years of trying to get a good crop of peaches.  By decent crop I mean more than 5, and of those no badly damaged ones.

Last fall I dug up one of the dwarf peach trees, planted in a container, and kept it out of the Pacific NW winter rains that carry a devastating fungal disease.  This year, no disease.  I've been keeping it on my deck.  Despite merciless thinning of baby peaches, they were heavy enough to break one small branch yesterday.  So I cut it off and pick those peaches.

I thought they were too firm, but on slicing they were just slightly so. Slightly tart, good yellow clingstone flavor. Heavenly! Daylilies are blooming now. I thought I didn't like them, but when I see some at the store on the too-dried-out-and-droopy-to-sell $1 table, I give in and buy them. Actually, I like them more every year. They are tough and sturdy and really very nice flowers.

Comment by Barbara Livingston on June 26, 2015 at 8:42am

Necatrines eaten = squirrels.  grrrrrr. 

Comment by Barbara Livingston on June 26, 2015 at 7:59am

Randall, well you are getting something for your efforts.  I guess I am too - I'm growing future shade! :)

Comment by Randall Smith on June 26, 2015 at 6:59am

Barbara, I don't know which is worse: having your nectarines eaten by some critter, or not having any to begin with (my case). And it hurts to see my apricots dropping from worms--plums, too. At least I have apples, peaches, pears, and persimmons.

Comment by Barbara Livingston on June 25, 2015 at 2:37pm

Spud, not a clue about the culprit. One day I was excited that the nectarines were growing and looked healthy. Next day just pits on the ground, completely clean pits.   Re the ants: until now I've just tried the baking soda/aspartame. I'm about to get serious.Once the cucumbers are finished I'm reclaiming the bed.


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