Godless in the garden


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 Daniel W on July 2, 2017 at 8:17pm

Randy, you are right.  It's the garden work.

Spud, the oral chemo was developed for this cancer, in the last 10 years. So far, when they take people off it, the cancer returns metastatic.  So far. it looks like it is life long.

Back to gardening,  I weeded and mowed this weekend.  I tied the tomato vines to bamboo poles, and pruned them to one or two vines per plant.  I hoed the onions, flowers, squashes, peppers, collard greens.  Weeded the garden blackberries.  Watered fruit trees, vegetables, flowers  berries.  Dug up a few new potatoes and a nice big red skin onion.

Im kind of excited about the garden - as opposed to weed - blackberries.  They are growing fast.  Most are thornless.  One that I planted last year - Ebony King - has a handful of green berries and a few are ripening.  Some of the newest plants - Arapaho & Triple Crown -  have a small number of berries, and are sending out vigorous new canes for next year.

Thomas, I have heard of using a potato.  I have no idea if it works.  People do grow carnations from cuttings but I have not.

Comment by Thomas Murray on July 2, 2017 at 2:20pm

 I read online about a gardening tip.

Take a few stems of roses and cut 1" off from the bottom stem. Dip the cut off stem in cinnamon. Poke a hole in the potato and insert a rose stem into the hole. Set on the shelf for a couple of weeks,When the rose has established new roots in the potato plant the potato into the flower bed and over time watch grow into a beautiful rose bush.

I wonder if this can be done with other flowering plants like carnations? Must the flower stem be woody and stiff to be successful growing from a potato?

Comment by Thomas Murray on July 2, 2017 at 1:57pm


The last something happening in Ky was the Ark Encounter. Have you been there yet?

Kathy, Randal, and Idaho Spud,

If you decide to go, let us know how it went.....and perhaps a few pixs too.

Comment by kathy: ky on July 2, 2017 at 11:53am
I'm about an hour from hopkinsville. Maybe a little less. But I can see 98% eclipse from home. 99% if I drive ten miles west.
At last something is going to happen in ky;)
Comment by Idaho Spud on July 2, 2017 at 8:06am

Total eclipse is 60 miles north of me.  I have welding goggles, but will have to check if they are rated 14 or better.  My sister told me that when young, we used to have contests to see who could look at the sun the longest.  Based on that, I think the "going blind" part of the warnings is over-stated.  However, I don't doubt part of my eye problems are related to those contests.

Comment by Randall Smith on July 2, 2017 at 6:57am

Thanks, Thomas. I just might drive down there--200+ miles or so.

Back to the garden: Asparagus is winding down, as are snow peas, but here comes a variety of other greens. Had my first green beans last night. Kale, chard, brocolli are ready. And, of course, I have a lettuce/spinach salad every day. I may be turning green before the summer's over!

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 2, 2017 at 6:16am

Daniel, will they ever take you off of the oral chemo?

Comment by Plinius on July 1, 2017 at 11:18pm

Great news, Daniel!

Comment by Thomas Murray on July 1, 2017 at 2:22pm

   Being an avid gardener and outdoor person I think this group would be a good place to announce that a total sun eclipse will be in the U.S. in August, 2017. The eclipse path will start in Pacific Ocean and enter Salem,Or..... and continue across U.S.  to arrive at Charleston, SC and then out into the Atlantic Ocean.


In your state, Ky, the total eclipse can be fully viewed in Hopkinsville, KY.

Many people are reserving camping spots near the eclipse path.

More information can be read here:


Comment by Randall Smith on June 30, 2017 at 7:24am

Good news, Daniel! Me thinks it's the garden work that's keeping you going, not the meds!

We got an inch of welcomed rain overnight. I never heard a thing.


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