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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

DIY Green House and a Chicken Coop?

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud on Saturday. 2 Replies

Cover crops: Gabe Brown

Started by Joan Denoo Jul 19. 0 Replies

Geodesic Dome Greenhouses

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 17. 1 Reply

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Comment by kathy: ky on September 21, 2014 at 10:23pm
I wonder if it's what I saw in the grocery store that was called a white sweet potato. It looks like it.
Comment by kathy: ky on September 21, 2014 at 10:21pm
Daniel, it's beautiful. But what's a fingerling potato?
Comment by Barbara Livingston on September 21, 2014 at 8:52pm

Joan, I totally agree.  

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 21, 2014 at 8:18pm

Daniel, you have created a Shangri-La, an Earthly paradise inhabited by a healthy, happy, caring and loving couple. You set the model for survival that is far superior in quality and quantity than the modern life that modern humans have chosen. You are our inspiration and guide! 

Comment by Daniel W on September 21, 2014 at 6:46pm
Patricia, come on over! Just made some salsa.

Going to make some hummus for tomorrow.
we had too many tomatoes, so dehydrated them. Will put some of that into the hummus. The dried tomatoes are amazing!
Comment by Daniel W on September 21, 2014 at 5:14pm

Joan, that's beautiful!

Spud, these cacti are native - I think - to tropical Mexico.  I read they area pollinated by nocturnal moths.

Patricia, thanks!  I really enjoy sharing the garden.

 

Speaking of sharing the garden, here is today's yield.  We hadn't harvested much for the past few weeks.  Today was catch up.

 

Asian pears

various winter squash

more tomatoes

a container grown Thai pepper and a container grown Tabasco pepper. The yellow pepper is "Fish Pepper", an African American variety from Maryland.

fingerling potatoes

okra

more chili peppers - I went crazy planting pepper seeds this spring.

The Thai peppers were seeds I saved from last year.  The others are all seeds purchased via internet.

 

Just showing off.   I love gardening.

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 21, 2014 at 4:54pm

THING of beauty is a joy forever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
A bower quiet for us, and a sleep

Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.

        5
Therefore, on every morrow, are we wreathing
A flowery band to bind us to the earth,
Spite of despondence, of the inhuman dearth
Of noble natures, of the gloomy days,
Of all the unhealthy and o’er-darkened ways         10
Made for our searching: yes, in spite of all,
Some shape of beauty moves away the pall
From our dark spirits. Such the sun, the moon,
Trees old and young, sprouting a shady boon
For simple sheep; and such are daffodils         15
With the green world they live in; and clear rills
That for themselves a cooling covert make
’Gainst the hot season; the mid-forest brake,
Rich with a sprinkling of fair musk-rose blooms:
And such too is the grandeur of the dooms         20
We have imagined for the mighty dead;
All lovely tales that we have heard or read:
An endless fountain of immortal drink,

Pouring unto us from the heaven’s brink.

~ John Keats (1795-1821), Poems of Sentiment: IV. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 21, 2014 at 4:38pm

Interesting cactus.  Do you know if there are insects that come at night and pollinate it?

Comment by Daniel W on September 21, 2014 at 9:00am
Flower from last night. Usually blooms once a year in late summer or early fall. In China it's "Tan hua" and in Malasia it's "Bunga bakawali". The blossom opens at about 1030 pm and closes by morning.



I posted this years ago and will update the post. I love staying up to look at the flower. It symbolizes life, in a way. Fleeting moments of joy, if we are lucky.
Comment by Randall Smith on September 21, 2014 at 7:28am

Nice looking tomatoes. My plants died off for some reason. That's never happened before.

Thanks, Spud, for the tips. I'll look for ginger in the super. I picked the dried bean pods and put them in a bucket to further dry and then be gently smashed. Picking out the beans will be tedious, but I like those kind of jobs (like extracting walnuts).

Has anybody grown lentils before?

 

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