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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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 Patricia on September 7, 2017 at 10:39pm

Yes, I made & froze sauce one year when we had so many tomatoes, we supplied the neighbourhood, & ate fresh for weeks & still had excess. It was great!

Comment by Daniel W on September 7, 2017 at 10:33pm

Absolutely!  Even when cooked.

Comment by Patricia on September 7, 2017 at 10:15pm

Store bought tomatoes have no comparison to home grown! Love them & the fragrance is top notch!!!

Comment by Daniel W on September 7, 2017 at 10:09pm

Different types of tomatoes that I harvested today.  The Romas went into tomato sauce which I froze.  So did the brownish ones - the seed packet claimed they would be black, but they are not.  The slicers are there to slice, and the cherry tomatoes got eaten.

Comment by Daniel W on September 4, 2017 at 10:26am

Randy, peaches apples and pears from ones own garden are very delicious.  I have a hard time growing peaches but continue trying.  Not many pears this year.

Spud that is interesting about Chester.  After eating a few garden blackberries, Im very enthusiastic about them.

I think persimmons are about as exotic as any fruit.   We will see if mine bear and how much this year.  There is a chance for some.

Thomas those plums are also good dried, like candies.  But mostly we eat them fresh.

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 4, 2017 at 9:21am

Daniel, the fruit of the "Chester" blackberry that I planted in 2012 looks like yours.  It has no thorns and is sweet (but only when picked just before it falls off the cane).  Before then it's very sour.

Comment by Randall Smith on September 4, 2017 at 6:39am

Daniel, your exotic fruit is amazing. Still, I'm happy with my plain ol' peaches, apples, and pears. I can't process them fast enough.

Comment by Thomas Murray on September 4, 2017 at 12:42am


When I look at your plums, all think about is making honey wines or mead from them.

Comment by Patricia on September 3, 2017 at 9:39pm

Yes, it was rather lucky to get what we did get.

That fruit looks delicious!

Comment by Daniel W on September 3, 2017 at 9:13pm

Patricia, it would get to me too, to have to leave it all behind for so long and in those conditions.  I"m glad there was at least a little salvageable. 


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