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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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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!

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Comment by Joan Denoo on January 21, 2015 at 2:17pm

Keeping Mosquitoes out of your Rain Barrels

Isn't it amazing how many articles pop up after posting one piece? It is almost as though there were a traffic cop on the internet directing traffic toward a comment posted. Oh! there is!

Comment by Čenek Sekavec on January 21, 2015 at 12:02pm

Last few days have been extreme VFR weather and 65F... but today it's back to winter. Bah!

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 21, 2015 at 10:06am

All the new tubers were showing at the top of the compost, or just below the top.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 21, 2015 at 10:04am

Yes Kathy, that dark tuber is the one I got from the grocery store.  My memory isn't clear, but it seems like it was smaller than that when I planted it.  I soaked it in water for a day or two to see if I could get rid of any anti-sprouting chemical on it.

I planted it about 9 inches deep in the compost, which I found-out is too deep.  It looks like they should be planted with the top just showing above the compost.

It took one month for the first two sprouts to show.  They grew at  2.2 inches per day and reached a height of 33 inches.  Three more sprouts showed a month later,  And three more at about one per month.

I cut the still green plants off yesterday, at 5 months, and dug-out the tubers in the picture.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 21, 2015 at 9:31am

Joan, that picture must be an optical illusion.  The onion appears to be as large as the man, but it weighs less than 19 lb.  The camera must be very close to the onion.  When I thought it was as big as him, I didn't believe it.

Comment by Daniel W on January 21, 2015 at 8:49am

I can't believe so many people have rain barrels!  That's a surprise!

What a big onion!  Slices for lots of burgers.

I have a feeling it will chill down here again for a while.  That's fine with me - I don't want early bloom then zap with a hard freeze.  Better to stay dormant longer.

Still, some of the bulbs are growing.  They are not bothered by a freeze.

Comment by Randall Smith on January 21, 2015 at 7:55am

Re rain barrels: I try to keep them covered in dry times. I also use a couple drops of motor oil which coats the surface. I'm hoping that small amount doesn't damage the garden.

Barbara, I'm blown away by your industriousness! You're an inspiration.                                                                               Spud, your ginger tubers are awesome! Bet you're glad to have your bathtub back. I've started radishes in the basement.

We're over the hump as far as temperatures are concerned. From now on, the average highs increase daily! Hurray!

 

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 21, 2015 at 5:28am

Barbara, I share your concern about standing water, too. 

I use fine screen over buckets or barrels. Here are some ideas:

Rain barrels with screen

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 21, 2015 at 5:15am
Comment by kathy: ky on January 20, 2015 at 6:41pm
Those are nice Spud. Anything l try indoors gets the brown edges. I gave up on indoor plants years ago. Is this the one you started from a regular grocery store bit of ginger? How long did it take to reach this size?
The past three beautiful days have made me anxious to get back in the dirt.
 

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