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Godless in the garden

Welcome to gardeners, growers of veggies, fruits, flowers, and trees, backyard hen enthusiasts, worm farmers, & composters!

Location: Planet Earth
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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 king on June 4, 2014 at 3:53pm

u can have all this rain i need somewhat dry so get this weeds btw pick this today  this is 2 of the 3 all together weighted in at about 4 grams

Comment by Idaho Spud on June 4, 2014 at 2:17pm

No daniel, the average in that period is 2 inches.

Comment by Daniel W on June 4, 2014 at 2:01pm
Spud is that a change from yor usual weather?
Comment by Idaho Spud on June 4, 2014 at 1:59pm

It hasn't rained here in 40 days, and none in the next weeks forecast.

Comment by Idaho Spud on June 4, 2014 at 12:18pm

Randall, free straw is great!  

What kind of watermelons do you grow?

Comment by Daniel W on June 4, 2014 at 8:49am
Randy, when summer comes here, there is no rain for several months. So grass cutting makes a nice dry mulch like your neighbors grass. I vuew mowing as harvesting mulch.

Grass seeds could be an issue. Might be ok in no-till setting, with successive layers of mulch on the surface to prevent germination. Some of my raised beds are like that.
Comment by Randall Smith on June 4, 2014 at 7:16am

For my "straw", I gather the tall grass left by the farmer that mows the road sides (after it dries). I place it around individual plants and between rows. Of course, the danger is in the seeds left behind. I compost my lawn grass. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 3, 2014 at 2:33pm

King, your tulips are lovely and the green around them look so fresh and healthy. Great gardener Award to you and your fine efforts. 

Comment by Daniel W on June 3, 2014 at 10:37am

Cenek, the straw mulch will serve you well!  Decrease weeds + keep the soil more evenly moist, reducing water requirement + will eventually compost itself in place, enriching your soil.  Your garden has a lot of promise there!

I have a shredder that is intended to chop trimmings and leaves for mulch.  They clog it up and I have to continuously clean it out, so now it sits unused in a shed.  I was thinking of using it to chop straw for a finer mulch.  Not required, but Iike to experiment.  The dry brittle straw might chop easier than plants and twigs.

king glad you got some rain, even with the weed problem.

Comment by king on June 3, 2014 at 10:33am

and now it is too wet

 

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