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!

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 Randall Smith on October 13, 2014 at 7:19am
Daniel, with a room like that, I'd prefer sunshine. I'm envious. The rainy day is somehow comforting, especially with the dogs hanging around. Living alone, I've found my new dog to be quite comforting. (I couldn't think of another word.)
Comment by Plinius on October 12, 2014 at 1:29pm

That is a beautiful room, Sentient! And I love to look at the rain too.

Comment by Daniel W on October 12, 2014 at 12:37pm

All of the activity here is wonderful!  Still catching up - love the conversations and postings.


Not sure if this will work- if it does, here is my sunroom yesterday.  The Baigou, white dog is as dopey as he looks.  Charlie, the black dog, is much more interactive, and never sits still.


I wanted the room more for the rain, than the sun.  I love this weather.


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Comment by Don on October 11, 2014 at 8:32am

I know what you mean, Randall.  Today I plan to harvest the last of my leeks and put the garden to bed under a blanket of rye--except for the garlic plot, which I'll plant in a week or two.  It's always something of a relief to be done with all those chores. 

Comment by Randall Smith on October 11, 2014 at 8:04am

Love the photos. I have chipmunk "problems". They run amok which drives dog Dot crazy! Fun to watch them both.

I don't know, Don. Like my golf, I need to take the winter off from gardening. It gives me time to recuperate, then eager to dig in, literally, come spring.

Joan, thanks for asking. The kids had a mixed year, certainly not as good as they would have hoped for. Much produce was wiped out. Below ground stuff was good. They remain optimistic despite the weather and continuing pursual of sueing the company that sprayed their field in 2013. What a nightmare that is! They're hosting a $40 a plate tent dinner tonight, organized by some Purdue catering outfit. Not sure of the details (see Silverthorn-farm.com). As owner of the farmland, I get to attend free!

Comment by Barbara Livingston on October 10, 2014 at 5:50pm

 Whoaaaa!  I certainly hope it works out for you. A grow light on my dining room table will be my version. :)

Comment by Don on October 10, 2014 at 5:42pm

Thanks, Barbara, but I'm afraid that's all it is--a potential greenhouse.  I figure $2800 for the unassembled materials and another 1-to-2K for site preparation, foundation work, a floor, and assembly.  As I say, if my new book makes me some money, I plan to go for it.  That potential is there.  We'll see.

Comment by Barbara Livingston on October 10, 2014 at 5:18pm

Joan, my puppy has gone to a 'forever home'. She grew much too big and too rambunctious for my little Maltipoo and hurt him - not serious but enough to get my attention. Her new owner is a groomer and trainer and they have plans to train her in agility plus they have other dogs she will be able to play with - and as rough as she wants.  There was tears and guilty on my part, but, in the end better for her. I thought I was adopting a tiny maltese and she turned out to be a large Chinese Crested mix.

Comment by Barbara Livingston on October 10, 2014 at 5:06pm

Don, I'm so incredibily envious of you and your potential greenhouse. I want one so bad I can taste it.  I would love to be able to propagate some cuttings and seeds over the winter months. Will just have to turn my dining room table into a green house for this season. :)

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 10, 2014 at 4:53pm

Barbara, Your management of the grass eradication sounds as though it works. I know what you mean by the St. Augustine grass. It is different than anything we grow in the NW. Glad to learn your tiller worked beautifully for you. Looking forward to you sharing your photos of veggies with us next summer. Your wonderful story of your puppy and the milkweed plant delights me. 

Sorry you fellas have given up on melons; I have too. Just not enough hot nights to get the kind of sweet they are able to make. Spokane Valley can grow outstanding Hearts of Gold which needs 90 days from sowing to harvest. Next year, I may try them again and start them earlier, put them in the hottest part of the garden and give them night protection. 

Don, your ground looks so fertile and spacious. I am interested in your books. What have you written and what is your next book? Do you write any non-fiction? 

Randall, how did your family's harvest turn out after that terrible rain you had this summer? 


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