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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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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 September 18, 2017 at 12:24pm

Daniel, your photos evoke happy memories of my Spokane garden and know that 41 years of enriching the soil paid off in delights to all the senses, for me and for those who visit. 

Thanks for not taking down this site, my "Go To First" each morning. 

Thanks, also, for your statement, "the appropriate place for a discussion on lectins or other dietary fads (see Jewish World Review article) (or Washingotn Post), would be in a group on health, or diet, or something like that, or No Nonsense.  Not here, please, and preferably not in the food group, which is meant to be about enjoyment, not fear."

Your statement clearly defines your site and what is and is not acceptable here and in the Food Group. I appreciate your clarity and specificity. 

I will report that wild turkeys love sunflower seeds. I scatter a handfull in the meadow each morning and by early afternoon the turkey flock arrives and gives the ground a thorough inspection. They even scratch out some of the weeds.

OOPPSS wrong photo. Deer like sunflower seeds, too. I have given up hope of gardening in those raised beds. I just do not have the energy or strength to do the work and no one else shows any interest. I spend my time in the greenhouse. Maybe next summer I will have more energy (dream on) and I even love going into the greenhouse when it is 100°F inside. That is when it feels good to leave the greenhouse. I don't have current photos in there. I will get shots of what is left ... not much. 

Comment by Randall Smith on September 18, 2017 at 7:24am

Ok, that worked. Try again.

Rained a bit last night to soften the garden soil. I've been cleaning up--taking down corn stalks and weeds. I usually just take a shovel and chop both at the surface, leaving the roots to supply food for worms.

I'm eating way too much fruit nowadays--red raspberries, apples, pears--high in sugar, but good.

Comment by Randall Smith on September 18, 2017 at 7:19am

Testing. My "Add comment" doesn't seem to work. this after I just wrote something. Grrr.

Comment by Patricia on September 15, 2017 at 1:48pm

I LOVE blackberries!!!

Comment by Thomas Murray on September 15, 2017 at 12:38am

 Daniel,

That would be cool if I could find skeletons buried in my yard where the greener grass is. Halloween is just around the corner.

Great harvest you got there. My mouth is watering for fresh fruits.

Comment by Daniel W on September 14, 2017 at 11:04pm

Ruth, this is one of two groups that I want to continue moderating.  Since this group is nonpolitical, I don't see as many issues moderating it, and this group is a respite from life's worries.

That said, the appropriate place for a discussion on lectins or other dietary fads (see Jewish World Review article) (or Washingotn Post), would be in a group on health, or diet, or something like that, or No Nonsense.  Not here, please, and preferably not in the food group, which is meant to be about enjoyment, not fear.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 14, 2017 at 10:32pm

Daniel, thanks for the informaton and link on lectins. This is important to me as I have IBS and high inflammation (which makes my arthritis worse). If you get rid of this group, such data will disappear.

Comment by Daniel W on September 14, 2017 at 10:22pm

We got some more blackberries today.  These are the best I've ever had.  Worth the trouble of growing them with deer and bird protection.  These are the tetraploid, thornless, primocane bearing "Prime Ark Freedom". 

It's daffodil - planting season here.  Today I planted a package of 30 bulbs.  Last week I planted a package of 25 bulbs.  I plant them in clusters, so there are bunches growing here and there.  A welcome sight in Spring, and herbivores don't eat the plants, flowers, or bulbs.

There was another batch of Roma tomatoes to cook down.  I will use the sauce from now, until this time next year.

Still eating sweet corn every day, for another week or two maybe.  And tomatoes and peppers.  It turned out to be a nice garden season, despite challenges.  I'm happy with the results.

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 14, 2017 at 5:43pm

Daniel, beautiful photos! I became a bit homesick seeing these plants; I also grew them in Spokane. 

Thanks for the sweet corn, Sugar Buns, recommendation. It goes in my "Garden Seeds Recommended" file. 

Larry makes a delicious sourdough bread and it goes well with his homemade chili. 

Comment by Daniel W on September 14, 2017 at 5:11pm

Thomas, that makes sense to me.  Of there could be spots of better soil.  I watch too many CSI and Criminal Minds episodes, so whenever I see unexplained patches of greener grass, I think about whether someone is buried there :-)  So far, I have not found skeletons in my yard.

My septic system drainage field is also greener.  I dont think it is advisable to garden in a septic field.  Could cause damage, plus who knows what has been flushed.

 

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