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!

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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.
Comment by Daniel W on May 17, 2016 at 11:46pm
Randy, welcome back!
Hope the corn looks better soon. Mine is growing, even though corn is not supposed to do well here due to the cool summer.
Now you've done it! I need to go out tomorrow and harvest some rhubarb for pie too! Maybe some rhubarb jam as well?
Comment by Idaho Spud on May 12, 2016 at 10:24am

Daniel, I've not tried roasting okra.  I'll try that next time.

Too bad you had to quit posting about bees.  It's amazing and sad how many people believe conspiracy theories.

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 12, 2016 at 10:20am

Hope your tooth is better Plinius.

It sounds like you get quite a bit out of your small garden.  I don't think I've eaten a tayberry, but it sounds delicious.


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