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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

Soils need nourishment to create healthy plants

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by k.h. ky on Tuesday. 1 Reply

Tomato Growing Topics & Tips

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by k.h. ky on Tuesday. 3 Replies

Change the world one yard at a time

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Randall Smith on Tuesday. 3 Replies

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Comment by Randall Smith on October 6, 2014 at 7:53am

What, nobody gardening? After 2.5" of rain three days ago, I can't work in my garden(s). However, I can continue to eat out of it. Enjoying chard, kale, fall lettuce, etc., besides the aformentioned cabbage, caulif., and broc.

Comment by Randall Smith on October 2, 2014 at 7:35am

Thanks, Joan. Notice the weeds! Thanks for the D.E. tip. I have some leftover from when I had a pool for the kids (used in the filter). And I have a hand pump.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 1, 2014 at 11:56am

Oh! Randy, They are just gorgeous! So bright, and green, and I am sure, very crisp. OH! I used to grow those when the kids lived at home. I'm going back to growing them again. You inspire me. Yes, I like the salt trick, too. 

Have you tried diatomaceous earth sprayed with a dry sprayer? Get the under-leaves especially. It's cheap, it's easy. There is a major problem, it is not good for birds. I use a light garden sheet, you know, the kind that looks like gauze, to keep birds out. The diatomaceous earth is good for the compost, too, when you pick those beautiful vegetables and have those huge leaves for composting. 

Comment by Randall Smith on October 1, 2014 at 7:38am

I use salted water, too.

Here we are, Joan--photos! Cauliflower and a cabbage (with caterpillar and a work glove for size reference).

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 30, 2014 at 12:30pm

Good tip about salted water Don.

Comment by Don on September 30, 2014 at 11:33am
When I begin to have a cabbage worm problem, I go out in the morning and pluck them off the cabbages. Takes five minutes. And I let my harvested broccoli sit for a hour or so in a bowl of salted water. They don;t like that at all.
Comment by Randall Smith on September 30, 2014 at 7:35am

Larry, I DO have cabbage "worms", esp. on broccoli. I use a bT spray or garlic soap if they really get bad. I've eaten my fair share of the little rascals!

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 29, 2014 at 10:15pm

Randy, you surely give us a tease about your hint of huge cauliflower plant(s), giant cabbages and nice broccoli, beans, and sweet potatoes. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 29, 2014 at 8:48pm

@Larry, I haven't had any aphids, either, but I attributed it to the lady bugs I let lose in the garden. Maybe I am giving them more credit than they deserve. Also haven't had many mosquitos. Go figure.

@Daniel, you take such good care of your Bambi and Thumper! 

Comment by Larry on September 29, 2014 at 7:34pm

@Randall Smith -- How do you keep worms off your cabbage and broccoli?   I have a very hard time with them.   Seems they always win.  Funny thing, for last three years we've had LOTS of aphids, and this year, NOT ONE.  Strange, eh?  But we do have flea beetles on our mustard greens and turnips.   Boooooo!  

 

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