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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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 k.h. ky on January 3, 2015 at 1:49pm
I miss The Gardener Guy. I liked that show.
Comment by Idaho Spud on January 3, 2015 at 11:22am

No, 4 books.  I'll check them out as they become available.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 3, 2015 at 11:19am

I found 3 of his books at my library.  The two I'm most interested in are out until the 26th of this month.

Comment by Daniel W on January 3, 2015 at 11:10am

His web site is LeeReich.com

I have Grow Fruit Naturally, The Pruning Book, and Uncommon Fruits for Every Garden.  That last one might explain some of my variety choices - paw paws, persimmons, Asian pears, mulberry.  I literally wore out The Pruning Book.  It is falling apart.

Good winter reading.

I just bought a used copy of Doc and Katy Abraham's "The Green Thumb."  Old old book. I used to listen to them on the radio, years ago.   It's interesting to read and compare to modern practices.  I think some of their recommendations are still good, some are not. 

Comment by Barbara Livingston on January 3, 2015 at 10:43am

I always check public library first - and yep, they have Lee Reich books.  Put them on hold and will pick up next week.

The weedless garden

Landscaping with fruit - a homeowner's guide

The pruning book

Growing fruits - nature's desserts

Thanks, Daniel.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 3, 2015 at 10:23am

Lee Reich has just been added to my Bookmarks.

Comment by Barbara Livingston on January 3, 2015 at 9:38am

adding Lee Reich to my list of 'gardening authors to read' >>

Comment by Daniel W on January 3, 2015 at 9:29am
Garden writer Lee Reich describes the various varieties if mulberries. There are many. from insipid to rich and delicious. Based on his recommendations, I planted the chance-hybrid "Illinois Everbrearing". I bought that about 5 years ago. It's an attractive tree. Started bearing a few the second year. Now From July to Sept I stop by the tree regularly to pick and eat berries. They are so delicious. This variety is seedless. I've been keeping it pruned to keep it compact but might let it get bigger now. One person's weed is another's delight.

By the way, I recommend about anything Reich writes. He's very knowlegeable on trees, fruits, pruning.
Comment by Barbara Livingston on January 3, 2015 at 9:02am

Randall, Hackberry and Mulberry very prolific here too and many call them 'trash trees'.  I like to think of it as a living plant that will provide lots of shade for my very hot back yard.  It's said "CPS and the birds plant them".  When local power company disturbs the dirt, the birds eat the worms, etc. and plant the seeds. My mulberry is exactly in the center of my fence line as if planted by a human. 

Daniel, due to heavy pesticide use in the U.S. and Mexico, I only eat fruit that is certified organic. I would pay extra for the bagged fruit.  Reading the article about how the Italians grow and market their bagged peaches it made me want to whip out my VISA and order some. 

Comment by Randall Smith on January 3, 2015 at 7:43am

Around these parts (IN), mulberry and hackberry trees are considered a nuisance. They're so prolific. However , they make good firewood!  I have one gigantic hackberry, but keep the Mulberries cut down (They come up under my pine trees).

Barbara, I like your car choice. Sounds like the ticket.


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