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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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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.

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GARDEN HOSE PROBLEM

Started by Dominic Florio. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 15. 15 Replies

Permaculture thinking and skills for youth

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Aug 24. 3 Replies

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Comment by Idaho Spud on February 16, 2017 at 12:35pm

Randy, that song always goes through my head when I hear or see the word cotton.

Comment by Randall Smith on February 16, 2017 at 7:27am
Spud reminded me of the old "Cotton Fields Back Home" song ("When I was a little baby, my momma would rock me in the cradle...."). A new (old) song to sing for my grandkids!
Daniel, when I planted my almond tree and buried persimmon seeds (etc) not that long ago (it seems), I wasn't sure I'd live long enough to see them produce. But, voila!, I'm literally enjoying the fruits of my labor. So yes, by all means, go for it.
Comment by kathy: ky on February 15, 2017 at 11:19pm
Randy, I cook cotton balls like I cook everything else. Very carefully :)
Comment by Daniel W on February 15, 2017 at 7:50pm

Me too :-)  Sometimes a peanut gallery is just what we need!

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on February 15, 2017 at 5:31pm

Daniel - you don't need nut trees. You have us.

Comment by Daniel W on February 15, 2017 at 3:02pm

Here this all you "bad influences" - I had no intention of ordering any more fruit or nut trees.  For one thing, I have more types of fruit than I can ever imagine needing.  My nut trees, on the other hand, are limited to hazelnuts that have not given me one edible nut so far in more than 10 years.

I do not want to start a tree that might need 10 years to start bearing.  There's a reasonable chance I won't live that long.  I know the adage about planting for subsequent generations, but most people like cutting down trees, so I plant for myself and fantasize that someone in the future will enjoy them anyway.

But there is that rather large expanse that I cleared of blackberries, which is not far from a ravine and has weak-rooted falling-over Douglas Hawthorn trees.  I was thinking about planting birches, but thanks to YOU ALL I ordered 2 grafted hybrid Japanese-American Chestnuts. 

No peanuts here - they need way more heat than we get.  No cotton either :-) 

If I could grow macadamias I would be in heaven.  But they are purely tropical.  I read walnuts take way too long to start bearing, for me to plant.  Probably same true for butternut and pecan, but I don't know.

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 15, 2017 at 8:18am

Cooking cotton balls:  I don't know, but I've been told you have to wait 'till they get rotten.

Kathy, with more land, I too would try growing a few cotton plants, just for fun.

I tried peanuts once and my poor memory wants to say, nothing came of them.

Comment by Randall Smith on February 15, 2017 at 7:30am

Kathy, how do you cook your cotton balls? Tee hee.

Spud, I agree with your peanut classification. Growing them is fun, but harvesting them--another story. Pull, shake dirt, pick, wash, dry, break shell open. Whew!

Comment by kathy: ky on February 14, 2017 at 2:43pm
I grew peanuts once just to see if they would grow.
One year I grew a few cotton plants
They grew and produced a few cotton balls.
Comment by Idaho Spud on February 14, 2017 at 10:22am

Wow, you are a nutty guy Randy (smile).

If I had room and the wherewithal, I'd grow every kind of nut I could.  Same for fruit trees.

Personally, I think peanuts should count.  Yes, I know it's not a nut technically, and I'm OK with saying it's not a nut if your talking about scientific classifications.  However, if it looks like a nut, tastes like a nut, is sold with other nuts, & etc, for all practical purposes, it's a nut.

 

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