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Godless in the garden

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Comment by Randall Smith on March 30, 2015 at 8:00am

Great to see Barbara's comment! We've missed you. As for my goji bush, I only planted it last year. Haven't seen any buds yet. But my blueberry bushes and gooseberry bush are sprouting! Whew.

Oh how I envy Daniel and his blooming trees. I'm at least another month away from seeing that.

I've been enjoying greenhouse spinach from my SIL the past several weeks. Nate and Emily did secure a $100,000 loan from the bank. Much of the money is going towards fertilizer. He had the soil tested all over 40 acres and found it to be totally deficient in the necessary minerals required for organic vegetables. Years of "corn and beans" has really depleted the soil. He plans to use some of the money to buy seeds, fruit trees, and livestock. We're all hoping this well be a good year.

By the way, remember when 5 acres of their crops were inadvertantly "crop dusted" the year before last? It looks like the company that sprayed them are willing to settle up. No court battle. They all meet April 28th. Fingers crossed.

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 29, 2015 at 2:34pm

I don't think my 73 year old sense of taste is sensitive enough anymore to appreciate blueberries.

I agree about the critters.  If they would just leave me 50%, I wouldn't mind them.

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 29, 2015 at 2:31pm

Yes Joan, I plan on building it myself.  But if I had the money, I would definitely buy it.

I feel the same way about having someone else do the work.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 29, 2015 at 2:29pm

Oh! That is too bad about the Pomegranate. Have you thought of patio blueberries? They make delicious snacks if you can get them before the squirrels and birds. Cary just planted three more for me this past week, hoping to get a few berries myself. I want the critters to eat them; I just wish they were a little more generous. I want the critters to come.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 29, 2015 at 2:25pm

Spud, your plans sound terrific! I like the idea of the Pomegranate and having a place to winter it.  A small greenhouse? Oh! My heart jumps at the thought. Will you build it yourself?

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 29, 2015 at 2:21pm

I would buy it in a minute, Spud, if I had someone who was able and willing to cart it in and outside for me. I don't want to have plants that require someone else to do the work. I don't have canna, for example. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 29, 2015 at 1:09pm

Hi Barbara.  Enjoyed hearing about your garden.

Comment by Plinius on March 29, 2015 at 11:20am

You're right Joan, it's about 6 bft today; we get a lot of fresh air!

Comment by Plinius on March 29, 2015 at 11:17am

Hi Barbara, your ´doing not much´ is quite a lot! And it's a good cure for a grayish mood!

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 29, 2015 at 11:16am

Welcome back Barbara, I hope you are feeling better! Glad your dog and garden gave you some comfort and a reason to get moving. 

I'm watching the wind map and it looks like brisk winds from the south along the Washington state coast and over the mid west. Is that what you are experiencing? 

Pomegranates seem to be risky without a lot of extra work, Randy, and I miss the fine lemons and citrus from the south.

Daniel, sounds like a stroll through your orchard becomes a paradise on Earth at this time of year. Trying to imagine the aromas. 

We have forsythia and star magnolia in full bloom and a few crocus. The tulip leaves look healthy; I see no buds yet. Cary trimmed all the Pigs ears and they come quickly into full bloom. 

Chris, am I reading the wind map correctly, do you have high winds today? It looks like a weather front coming right at you. 


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