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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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Tomato Growing Topics & Tips

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by k.h. ky on Tuesday. 3 Replies

Change the world one yard at a time

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Randall Smith on Tuesday. 3 Replies

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Comment by Daniel W on February 2, 2017 at 10:05am

Randy, it's wonderful that you continue to be involved in your family's historic farm.  Sometimes I feel wistful about the one my family had in MIssouri, although it was not multigenerational and the land was poor.  Also, being in rural Missouri would now have worked out  for me, where the shade of red is something more like blood.  I hope that your daughter and son-in-law continue to find ways to make it flourish, hard as it  is.

I think today I will go out and remove more blackberries.  I have that patch down to, I'm guessing, a few more hours, then a more than 1-year project of remediation will be complete.  Damn those things, they are a real project.  But I gain another garden bed, some tree space, and a nice area in general.

Comment by Randall Smith on February 2, 2017 at 7:39am
Spent over an hour with my farm manager son-in-law yest. I've offered to pay for an extended irrigation system which includes a pond. The farm has original tiling for drainage and is need of replacing, so I'll be covering that, also. Whew! (I'm commenting in this group because organic farming is a big form of gardening!)
He's offered to pay rent which is what is usually done in the corn and soybean land use. But, I've declined because I'm just happy to have a manager in the family. He and my daughter will inherit the land eventually, anyway (100 ac).
I wish I had time to detail all his (our) plans for not only this year, but all the years to follow. We're all thrilled with the prospects. Remember, you can go to Silverthorn farm.com to check it out (Rossville, IN).
Comment by Daniel W on February 1, 2017 at 1:22pm

We have quite a few here.  I haven't put out a feeder but they seem to overwinter here.  Maybe I should do that.

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 1, 2017 at 12:55pm

In the 20 years in Pocatello, I don't remember ever seeing a hummingbird.

Comment by Daniel W on February 1, 2017 at 12:24pm
Comment by Randall Smith on January 29, 2017 at 7:32am

Yeah, my daughter wonders why I still garden when they grow everything I need. It's what you said, Daniel, and more. I just enjoy going straight out to pick what I want, be it asparagus, cilantro, or a tomato. I need to begin plotting my strategy for the upcoming year.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 28, 2017 at 9:58am

The Psychological benefits of gardening gave me a little push to get out there more this year.  

Last year was a lazy year, but now I've got quite a few seeds, plan on getting more, plan on getting a Pomegranate tree, and a few other things, all of which will push me out the door and bring me all those good gardening benefits.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 28, 2017 at 9:50am

Daniel, I like what Seed Savers Exchange do, but haven't grown enough of their plants yet to say for sure how much I like them.

Someday, I may start saving seeds like you do, and sending them some.

Comment by Daniel W on January 28, 2017 at 9:39am

Spud, what did you think of seed savers exchange?  I've read about them and I think they are a great group.  My Eqyptian Walking Onions came from them in about 2001.

Comment by Daniel W on January 28, 2017 at 9:38am

Psychological benefits of gardening:

Physical exertion, meditation, sunshine, perspective.

I also like the little cats that come visit, and talking to the chickens.

 

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