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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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 October 8, 2017 at 7:07am

Nice looking persimmon, Daniel! I haven't yet checked my 'possum trap this morning. I know there are a lot of persimmons on the ground after a windy and, later, stormy day yest.

I gave a bunch of persimmons to my daughter to sell at their Saturday farmers market (on the farm). When I asked her later if she sold any, she said "I didn't even put them out. They were soft and mushy." I told her that's the way they're suppose to be!

I can't find anybody else in my family that likes them. I don't think they like the soft (mushy)texture. I mean they taste like candy. I'm sure they are bad for me--so full of sugar.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 8, 2017 at 1:15am

My comment doesn' read the way I intended.

"Next week forecast HI 40°, Lo 30°" 

Next week's forecast is in the hi 40°s daily and in the low 30°s nightly temperatures. 


Comment by Joan Denoo on October 8, 2017 at 12:12am

In Newport, Today's Hi 59°F, expected low 42°.

Next week forecast HI 40°, Lo 30°.

Daniel, you have done a lot of work in your garden since your diagnosis; I am impressed with how much energy you have. Your baked persimmon looks delicious, did you put seasoning on it before you baked it? 

Good luck with your raccoon management, Randy and Daniel. While fun to watch, they live to steal vegetables and fruits. 

Spud, your plan to turning off the water sounds like a good one. Do you have to blow your pipes and hoses before hard frosts arrive? 

Comment by Patricia on October 7, 2017 at 10:51pm

Yes, I like that look/sound as well. Something de-stressing about it.

Comment by Daniel W on October 7, 2017 at 10:43pm

Patricia, it is.  Although, in this climate, I like to call it a rain room.  It is soothing to watch the rain pour down on the glass.  It's surprisingly bright, even in the rain.

Comment by Patricia on October 7, 2017 at 10:18pm

It would seem the sunroom would be a great improvement for winter's dull & drab.

Comment by Daniel W on October 7, 2017 at 10:13pm

The irony about that sunroom, is I had it built after my cancer diagnosis. It looked like surgery and medications would have only a temporary benefit. I wanted a sunny pleasant place where I could have green things growing, to spend my final days.  It turned out the treatments improved a lot, and here I still am, but now with a sunroom that we use mostly for the plants in the winter.

Spud, that's a lot of rain.  You also reminded me, I need to work on our winterizing, including the well head which supposedly had a heating cable, but when I looked, it isn't plugged into anything.

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 7, 2017 at 6:01pm

I too envy Daniel's greenhouse.

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 7, 2017 at 5:59pm

It wouldn't surprise me if that possum found it's way back those 2 miles.  

It's been raining here nicely.  Two weeks ago, it rained 1.8 inch in one day.  I still haven't shut my outside water off because I may need to water my pear tree before winter comes.  I have a heavy piece of plywood on hinges over the outside water spigots, so It shouldn't freeze until there are several days of low temps in the high 20s.  When that's forecast, I'll water the pear tree, shut the water off in the basement, and put insulation around the spigot.

Comment by Daniel W on October 7, 2017 at 12:29pm

Randy, possums like getting into my grapes.  Once they discover them, all of the grapes are gone in a couple of days.

I never seem to take a complete garden break, but it changes a lot and is a lot less effort, in the winter.

That's a lot of rain.  Your trees and shrubs will be well hydrated before the real cold.

Lows here down to 42F, highs up to 63F.  Not bad, I think.  Rain later today.  I cleared some weed areas and broadcast grass seed.  Not a lot more to mow, but much easier to maintain and keep clean than it was.

The first persimmon of the year, for me.  This is also my first ever American persimmon.  Originally from Indiana, unusual variety that doesn't need a male.  The name is "Yates". 

Much richer flavor, thicker texture, than my Asian persimmons, not as sweet but plenty sweet enough.


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