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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 Joan Denoo on Saturday. 16 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 Plinius on April 6, 2015 at 9:28am

I hope the thaw sets in soon, Spud!

You're welcome, Daniel!

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 6, 2015 at 9:19am

Here comes the snow, dutndodo, here comes the snow, and I say, it's alright.  

At least it's better than nothing.

It just started snowing, and I like it because I've had very little H2O this winter.  But, not much snow and rain is predicted for this week either. :(

Comment by Daniel W on April 6, 2015 at 8:52am
Chris, thank you for the book review. Very interesting.
Comment by Daniel W on April 6, 2015 at 8:51am
I let moles do their thing. Moles are carnivores, eating little underground kritters, bugs, worms, caterpillars. They are messy but have a benefit. Also voles can use mole tunnels and voles are the destructive herbivores that chew plant stems and roots. I get a lot of vole damage. They have killed some nice trees. Unfortunately they dont eat blackberries here. NW blackberries can grow 10 feet high and make impenetrable thickets. I cleared out a couple hundred square feet of blackberries last weekend. Now my arms are covered with scratches.

Vole vegetarian. Mole meat eater.
Comment by Randall Smith on April 6, 2015 at 8:30am

Barbara, I seriously doubt if I get any fruit from the chewed down blackberry canes. Next year I'll fence them in.  My mole trap is supposed to kill them with spring loaded spikes. My usual method is to tramp down their runs and patiently wait for movement, then shovel them up and bang them on the noggin (sorry).  I have pesky voles, too. Not so easy to catch.

I think my goji plant is dead--no buds seen. :(

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 5, 2015 at 11:48am

Oooh, those Tayberries made my mouth water.  I think I'll plant one of them and other kinds of berries where my blackberries are now.

The kind of blackberries I have now are not the ones I remember loving so much.  These are not near as good.

Comment by Plinius on April 5, 2015 at 11:43am

I've enjoyed this book very much: http://www.amystewart.com/books/wicked-plants/ and realized that very many dangerous plants live in America. But there are enough plants to poison to your heart's content over here too. No, I have no plans, but I enjoy the info and the book is well written and beautifully illustrated.

Comment by Plinius on April 5, 2015 at 11:36am

What a wonderful tree! I never heard of it before. Something for your garden, Barbara?

Here are pics of the tayberry - it might be some time before mine shows fruit...

https://www.google.nl/search?q=tayberry&biw=1573&bih=765&am...

Comment by Barbara Livingston on April 5, 2015 at 8:54am

Can you imagine having this in your backyard?!

Jabuticaba

Comment by Barbara Livingston on April 5, 2015 at 8:45am

Chris, your Tayberry sounds interesting and a fun thing to add to your roofttop garden! Once it begins to grow I would really like to see pictures of the fruit.

Patricia, I agree with edible bargains. I simply love bargains and plants I get for free - so enjoyable when they grow. It's better than found money. 

Randall, :( sorry about your blackberry canes. This is my first time planting blackberries - will yours grow back enough to have fruit this summer?  I planted thornless canes hoping to avoid the pain you had to endure.

Funny how I actually bought, and keep spending money on housing for, two adorable little rabbits and you are fighting their relatives along with moles. I have voles in my yard - mysterious creatures - I never see them, just the little holes they make. Do I dare ask what you are doing with the moles you catch in your traps? 

We have rain again today!  It's been so long since we have actually had Spring rains that it almost seems unusual. Everything is absolutely green.  Definitely won't exceed WA, but its lovely, and my plants are enjoying the heck out of it.  

 

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