Godless in the garden

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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 Randall Smith on July 15, 2017 at 7:11am

Now that the rains have stopped, I'm able to get out in the garden and do some major weeding. Two "weeds" I leave alone are dill and about 5 sunflowers. I allow them to go to seed which perpetuates the plants each year. Of course, I use the dill. Birds eat the sunflower seeds.

Lettuce and spinach have bolted. Everything else (except sweetcorn) is coming along nicely.

Daniel, reading your comment here and on blogster indicates your garden is also "coming along nicely"! 

Comment by Thomas Murray on July 14, 2017 at 6:02pm

Kathy,

Is your area a victim of Massey Energy Company? The only possible positive outcome of strip mining is if they started in Grant County, Kentucky.

Comment by kathy: ky on July 14, 2017 at 3:05pm
Daniel your garden photos are beautiful.
Comment by kathy: ky on July 14, 2017 at 3:03pm
Joan, you look age appropriate. I say that as a compliment. With all the botox and nips and tucks people get they usually start looking weird! I've never posted an avatar because I don't know how to post pics from this phone.
I was shocked last year when the hydrangeas photos posted and have never been able to do it again. I don't know what I'm doing wrong. My gdaughters said this phone wasn't compatible with something... I didn't understand it. We haven't been able to get internet service since the coal mines went in about two miles behind us. That was about ten years ago? When I first joined A/N we had service. When the guys took the dish out they said it wasn't the first time service was lost after a strip mine went in.
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on July 14, 2017 at 1:30pm

Gardening As One Way to Fight Trump-Era Hopelessness
One family's effort to grow their way out of despair.


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Certainly, 2017 is already offering up a bumper crop of dystopian possibilities and we’ve only reached July. But let me admit one thing: the grim national mood and the dark clouds crowding our skies have actually nudged me in a remarkably positive direction. Surprise of all surprises, Donald Trump is making the corn grow in Connecticut!
Comment by Joan Denoo on July 14, 2017 at 4:07am

Oh! Spud, do share a recent photo of you, although I like the photo of you as a little boy and his dog!

Comment by Daniel W on July 13, 2017 at 9:15pm

Randy, it wouldn't surprise me if you said I'm going to die tomorrow.  But the greenhouse will be useful the first winter, and thereafter.  Plus it will be a place to putter when the rest of the outdoors is unfriendly.

This is a nice time in the kitchen garden.  My inner German rejoices at the potato crop, only a few dug so far.

Comment by Randall Smith on July 13, 2017 at 9:19am

Thomas, I can't remember the title of the Mt. St. Helens book, nor the author. It's a recently published book, however. Check with Amazon.

Daniel, you must be planning to live many more years, wanting to build a dome greenhouse! Sorry I can't be of assistance.

Comment by Plinius on July 13, 2017 at 2:54am

Good picture, Joan! You look full of life and happiness!

Comment by Daniel W on July 12, 2017 at 8:21pm

Thomas, not photo documenting. I just like to share experiences.  I use I phone or sometimes a Nikon SLR. Sometimes the phone is better!

 

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