The World's Largest Coalition of Nontheists and Nontheist Communities!
Discussing all aspect of gardening.
Location: Planet Earth
Latest Activity: on Sunday
Planting Annual Flowers, Brussels Sprouts, Collards, Tomatoes. 4.23.18
It was surprising to me because I thought they would grow more or less on auto-pilot, but I have a friend whose zucchini karma is completely afflicted. In his words:
Four years ago, I got hammered by powdery mildew. A year later, blossom end rot hit. Last year it was earwigs and hail. And now this year: root rot.
He had gorgeous, robust plants and nice big squash, and in three days they croaked. Anyone know of a treatment for root rot?
We live in Maryland about 50 miles north-west of Washington, D.C. The pix of the wild turkeys were taken by an Iphone. Not very good pixs and my wife couldn't get close to them bcuz wild turkey are timid.
We bought this house 2 years ago and this is the first time we've seen them. Just once in a while in the evening we have deer coming through between 5 to 6 p.m. We have a year round stream running through our yard. It has crayfish, toads, frogs and tiny fishies.
But this Summer is different. I've decided not to mow the back yard and let the wild flowers and other plants have their rights to exist. Since then we've seen more deer come through, wild turkeys, and ground hogs scurrying around.
Also our two terriers have been barking more often at night than before.
So it is obvious to me that leaving the yard to its natural state will bring nature and wildlife back. Fortunately, the wild animals haven't bothered our young fruit trees.
I, too, was shocked to see a sole turkey strut across my yard last spring. Where did he come from?, I thought. Never saw him again.
I thought wild turkeys were more shy than that. We don't have any here.
I've mentioned this somewhere before, when I was quite small, my dad took care of a large flock of intelligently designed turkeys. On my visit to the farm, I wandered into the flock and became quite scared when they all surrounded me and were all gobbling. I'll bet my dad had a good chuckle about that.
Thomas, I'm glad you had the experience of wild turkeys with little ones. I get a thrill every time a flock comes through our yard. Tonight we saw a female deer walk through our white Dutch clover patch, nibbling as she walked.
The other day my wife came hurrying in, grabbed my arm and pulled me outside.... and there in our backyard ... a flock of wild turkeys strutting, single filed toward our creek.
This is the first time I've seen wild turkeys. We counted three adult females and 12 little ones.
I thought wild turkeys were extincted but this proved not to be.
Welcome toAtheist Nexus
Sign Upor Sign In
Or sign in with:
Update Your Membership :
Nexus on Social Media:
© 2018 Atheist Nexus. All rights reserved. Admin: Richard Haynes.
Report an Issue |
Terms of Service
Please check your browser settings or contact your system administrator.