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

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 Daniel W on December 13, 2014 at 10:13am

Amy, do you use dessicant to keep them dry, or just in ziplocks?

Last year I organized my old seeds in a box like a little file cabinet.   I should go through those before buying any more.

3 acres sounds like a nice size.  Clay is usually very risk in minerals, I think, just needs the amendments like you are doing for sponginess and till.  Mine is clay too, so I opted for raised beds and adding lots of compost.  Chickens are a big help too.

In OK you can probably grow great okra.  I have been on a "mission" to grow my own okra.  The only way I can figure in Pacific NW is in containers, and half of that time inside.  The Burpee hybrid "Baby Bubba" is good for container due to short height.   

Comment by Amy on December 13, 2014 at 10:07am
Daniel, freezing does work well for me. Basements aren't common in Oklahoma due to our very clay soil, although the old foggies had root cellars, which I plan on building for myself in the near future. We are only gargardening a small plot currently, but we have plans to expand this year. We have a little over 3 acres so we have room to expand. My tomatoes and peppers did well in my flower garden on the south side of my house this summer, better than they ever did in the garden. Our soil is not that great on our homestead, but I've been working with it for about 4 ywars with amendments, and this past year was the best we've had.
Comment by Daniel W on December 13, 2014 at 9:55am

Does freezing work well for you?  I keep old seeds in my cool dry basement, many last for 5 years or more.  You are right about not knowing what to choose.  Even with 2 acres, time and effort limit me.

Comment by Daniel W on December 13, 2014 at 9:54am

Amy, I just got it - could not stop looking at the photos.  Just beautiful.  I think 2015 will be the year of the squashes!

Comment by Amy on December 13, 2014 at 9:53am
Daniel, I have a whole box of seeds from them in my freezer. ... I'm pretty sure I have more than 100 varieties lol its hard to choose bc you want everything
Comment by Amy on December 13, 2014 at 9:52am
Yes, rareseeds.com is amazing! I look forward to getting theither catalog every new year.
Comment by Daniel W on December 13, 2014 at 9:52am

p.s.  at the bottom of that catalog link, they have one that you can page through to browse - but the image is small for my eyes. 

Comment by Daniel W on December 13, 2014 at 9:51am

This is the most amazing catalog - beautiful photos, incredible varieties.  I grew some of their seeds last year.  I wish I could order a hundred varieties from them

Barbara, I'm so glad you are OK!  I drove a Yaris rental - really nice car.  My pickup is a 2000 Mazda B series compact truck.  It's been handy.  Nothing fancy.  Seconding Randall's recommendation to have a liner.  I've hauled tons of compost, bark mulch, pavers, trees, bricks, house remodel stuff...  but no idea what is out there or what is best.

Comment by Barbara Livingston on December 13, 2014 at 8:28am

Randall, I'm okay just feel like I've had my bell rung very loud. :) On my way to chiropractor after I pick up rental car. My little Yaris didn't win the round with the big pickup, but no blood or broken bones were involved. As the cop at the scene said "it did what it was suppose to do", meaning the car withstood the impact and I'm alive.

I looked at local Toyota dealership website and all they had was really big trucks. Thanks so much for info on Nissan. I'll look at them. I'll definitely have to get a used one. My insurance covers a replacement vehicle but, not sure how much "replacement". 

As much as I liked my little car, I would be very happy with a little truck. I really need a load of dirt and I've been trying to figure out how to get it without paying $100 delivery for $40 worth of dirt!  Trashing my car to get a truck wasn't part of the plan. lol 

BTW, talked to my friend after accident, she said "your guardian angel was watching over you!". I took a deep breath and said "well, I don't know about that" and moved on.  grrrrrr. 

Comment by Randall Smith on December 13, 2014 at 8:07am

Oh wow, Barbara! Sorry about the accident. Hope you're okay.

Only two companies make small pickups nowadays (Toyota and Nissan). There may be some good used ones out there, a lot cheaper. I think they're ideal for a single person. And I'm glad mine has a bed liner.  Good luck.


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