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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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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.

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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 Joan Denoo on January 19, 2015 at 11:24pm

Daniel, I thought the same thing. I imagined all the different ways to get the nutrient-rich-water to the plants and boxes without having to lift anything. Maybe a raised platform for the swimming tank to sit upon and a spigot at the bottom. That way, the water would have gravity to pull the water out of the reservoir, and a hose attached to the valve could be moved to wherever you wanted it to drain. 

Another way would be to relocate the pond to different places in the garden and then siphon the water out. I think he said he changed the water every other day. 

That would be a lot of water carrying in a lifetime. I can't do that kind of lifting anymore. My skeleton isn't powerful enough.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 19, 2015 at 11:12pm

Kathy, if my daffodils were breaking dormancy now, that would mean my roses and magnolia are not far behind and we will surely have another hard freeze before winter is over. The good news is, I would have more room for vegetables. However, I do love my roses and magnolia. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 19, 2015 at 11:09pm

Randy, you vegetable soup sounds so good. I don't have them out of the garden this year, so I went to the greengrocer after reading your post and selected the ingredients for a late-winter soup. My mouth waters. A nice loaf of bread and we are set for supper! 

Comment by k.h. ky on January 19, 2015 at 9:55pm
They can be transplanted after the root system develops. Or left where you started them.
Comment by k.h. ky on January 19, 2015 at 9:53pm
Many of my plants get started that way.
Comment by k.h. ky on January 19, 2015 at 9:53pm
We, locally, break a small branch of the bush, (but don't snap it in half) pull the broken branch down to the ground and weight it with a rock. It starts new bushes. Coming straight from, and still attached to, the main plant. I know it's called something else. It works with most bush plants
Comment by Daniel W on January 19, 2015 at 7:40pm

He needs a drain spigot hooked up to a hose, or a siphon. 

Those ducks are so funny.  I can't help but smile.

With so much juicy nutrient in the water, I bet his grass grows well.

Kathy, what is twigging?

My daffodils are about 2 inches tall.  They will grow very slowly for the next few months, then all of a sudden, it's Spring. 

Comment by k.h. ky on January 19, 2015 at 6:26pm
I uncovered daffodils in the yard today. Under some leaves. We've had an unusual warm sunny three days. I'm so sorry excited!
There is hope of spring.

Blackberries :would this be a good time to twig a couple of vines or would it be better to wait? The vines are still nice and healthy. The leaves are still almost green. Suggestions??
Comment by Joan Denoo on January 18, 2015 at 1:09am

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 17, 2015 at 1:46pm

How to build a self-wicking bed

"a step-by-step guide: How to build a wicking bed to conserve water and maximise food production. Sam designed and constructed this 'Wicking Bed' while studying permaculture at Djanbung Gardens in Australia."

 

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