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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!

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GARDEN HOSE PROBLEM

Started by Dominic Florio. Last reply by Joan Denoo yesterday. 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 Joan Denoo on January 4, 2015 at 2:25pm

A Survey of Pruning Tools

This is a job that I have stopped doing. I am not at all good at it. My garden stays nicely trimmed because of Cary's skilled work with a good eye for form and balance. He keeps the tools sharp as well. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 4, 2015 at 2:05pm

Daniel, I wondered about Lee Reich putting earthworms in so often. I put them in once, several years ago, and piled on 2" of compost on two of my boxes. I am eager to find the worm population this coming summer. I also wonder what kind of worms he uses.
Everything You Need to Know About Composting With Worms 

Comment by Daniel W on January 4, 2015 at 12:43pm

I have re-bar and slip hoops of plastic pipe over them.  Which is the reverse of what he does, but I think 6 of one, half a dozen of the other.

It really does extend the growing season.  I don't know if I have the energy this year, but give me a month and maybe.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 4, 2015 at 11:59am

I liked that string tie idea also Daniel, as well as the plastic pipes in the soil to hold the ribs and the trellis poles.

Comment by Daniel W on January 4, 2015 at 11:52am

More on the video.

That's a very handy idea to tie strings to the ribs on the raised bed.  Last year I used bamboo.  I think the string is better. 

I need to work on the ground between my raised beds.  I liked having grass there, but Ning doesn't like it, needs mowing.  I have been putting down woven polyethylene - also known as repurposed dog food and chicken food bags.  I would like chopped tree trimmings if I can get it cheap.

Comment by Daniel W on January 4, 2015 at 9:41am

Joan, thanks a lot for the video.  I have not seen it before.  Listening now.  It would have saved me some effort if I saw it years ago.  But the joy is in the learning.

I'm half way through.  I wondered about him adding earthworms every year - if they are in the soil, I thought all you need to do is provide a good environment and they will find it and proliferate.  My earthworm population increases when I add compost or do in-ground composting, and decreases in the summer.

Still listening.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 3, 2015 at 3:24pm

Barbara, OOppss, I should have said your local power company and birds make a good team.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 3, 2015 at 3:23pm

Daniel, thanks for the lead to Lee Reich.  I like his methods and the ways he presents his ideas. I watched information loaded video

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 3, 2015 at 2:01pm

Barbara, had a bit of a problem figuring out what CPS means to you.

http://www.acronymfinder.com/CPS.html

Looks like your local power company and birds make a good tam for planting hedges. 

Comment by kathy: ky on January 3, 2015 at 1:49pm
I miss The Gardener Guy. I liked that show.
 

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