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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

GARDEN HOSE PROBLEM

Started by Dominic Florio. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 15. 15 Replies

Permaculture thinking and skills for youth

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Aug 24. 3 Replies

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Comment by Daniel W on May 26, 2015 at 8:56am

Hello all.

I haven't had so much to say lately.  Work, energy, house renovation, and some gardening.   Looks like you are all doing great in your horticultural pursuits!

This year my fruit tree grafts all took off.  Now my plums and apples are multigrafted with 5 to 10 varieties.

The bee meadow is awesome.  I can't take credit, Ning did all of the work

My  seedling tomatoes are growing like gangbusters.  We have Roma beans, Chinese wide beans, about 10 varieties of squash and pumpkins, all grown from seeds. I need to buy some replacement chilis, mine are stunted, probably planted too early outside.

I hand fertilized about 20 pawpaw flowers, and all but one fell off anyway.  I watch that remaining one closely every day, might still get my first pawpaw this year.  Asiminia triloba.

Really glad to see you are all growing great gardens and getting outside, watching things grow, and soaking in the wonders of nature, botany, horticulture.  That's awesome!

Comment by Don on May 26, 2015 at 8:32am

Right, Randall.  I fertilize with Miracid and with organics, and I mulch with pine needles, but still have problems--except for the two that bear well.  It's odd.  Friends with similar trouble have told me they've had luck transplanting to a different spot.  So far I've been too stubborn to try that.

Comment by Randall Smith on May 26, 2015 at 7:26am

Sorry about adding the "e" to your name, Don. Inadvertant. I can commisserate with you about your blueberry bushes. Over the years, I've planted maybe 20. 3 survive, one barely. Acidy soil is extremely important, and mine is highly alkaline. I add aluminum sulfate to bring down the pH.

Comment by Don on May 25, 2015 at 8:40am

Also on the left (green now) is a black currant bush in it fourth year. 

Comment by Don on May 25, 2015 at 8:39am

On the left are 8 highbush blueberries.  I've had some trouble with them down through the years.  Two have thrived, two have endured, and the others have been replaced more than once.  Don't know why.  This season, two of the newer ones budded and leafed out well, but now some stalks seem to be dying back.  Must be something in the soil.  I probably should give up on the plantings that just have not worked and put new ones in elsewhere. 

Comment by Randall Smith on May 25, 2015 at 7:45am

And what's growing on the left side, Done?  Enjoying the progression photos. I may do the same.

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 25, 2015 at 6:11am

Don, great garden in a beautiful setting.

Comment by Plinius on May 25, 2015 at 1:22am

Looks good, Don, and a lot of work!

Comment by Don on May 24, 2015 at 3:15pm

My north country garden is pretty much in, save for some more beans, French radishes, and lettuces.  Today I planted 30 tomatoes, some beans, 8 "hills" of Butternut squash, 3 of zukes, and 3 of cantaloupe.  The rhubarb (on the right) is looking fabulous.  I'll bake a pie tomorrow. 

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Comment by Idaho Spud on May 24, 2015 at 1:05pm

Barbara, I figured you meant the fruit and not the tree.  I was wondering about the health of your tree, but it sounds like one nectarine is probably to be expected for a 5 month old tree.

 

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