Official Faithless Street Gardening Thread


#1

Got 17 figs a growin’. Already. Thanks, mild winter and global warming.


#2

I had a banana plant, but it died.


#3

I have a backyard full of flowers. Some I grew from seeds, some I bought and many were here before me and I’ve been maintaining. And some were from my boyfriends grandmothers back yard that she gave us.
Nothing edible in my backyard though.


#4

I only plant and work on edible things. But I do have a 5’ tall lamb’s ear that’s quite a sight.


#5

I have a pair of dwarfs; apple, pear, apricots, and peaches. They are staggered in age so only the peach and the apple are bearing fruit at the moment.

Blackberries - These things are weeds, but I read about primocanes and I’m going to structure these chaos.

Corn, hot and sweet peppers, a strawberry spiral with 50 plants (everbearing)

A patch for my kids that is just pumpkins, squash and cucumbers.

I’m not a horticulturalist, but that ^^^^ doesn’t look like lamb’s ear. Doesn’t look soft, fluffy, and it doesn’t grow straight up like that.

I also am only interested in growing stuff I can eat.


#6

…or smoke


#7

My Paw Paw tree is bearing fruit too. Damn.


#8

And yes, it’s a lamb’s ear. Furry leaves and all. Just grown up.


#9

It’s almost as tall as your house. Soon you’ll be able to climb it to get up on the roof to smoke weed in the sun.


#10

If only I had planted weed.


#11

Plant it on your neighbour’s side of the fence, where they can’t see it.


#12

It’s me on an acre, then 14 acres of (lately) soybeans, then the highway. Used to be cows. Here’s a curious one outside near the fig, which is lower right, covered in straw. That’s why the cows came over.


#13

OK, newest redneck info is that it may be Mullein, not Lamb’s ear. But it looked like Lamb’s ear when it was smaller. Apparently the tea works for anti-inflammatory and respiratory issues.


#14

Aww. I want a cow that comes by.

I have bunnies and birds in my front and back yard. I feed them and they keep coming back! :blush:

Someday I’ll section off an area where my dog can’t pee or poop on it and maybe grow some stuff I can eat. Or smoke.


#15

I had to throw snowballs at the cows to get them to leave and not eat the straw surrounding my fig. But otherwise they gave no benefits.

In one day recently I saw bunnies; groundhogs; two crows hunting, killing and eating a snake; a fox, and cats. So it’s a regular Wild Kingdom out here.


#16

Fun to look at!!
I live in the suburbs. I’ll take what I can get.


#17

Did they at least have the common courtesy to take a dump?

Mullein sounds like it has a lot of benefits. Good herb for winter.


#18

we have a big herb garden…about 7 rows of herbs and pansies & strawberries throughout and then a big terra cotta strawberry pot

two big standing veggie gardens
lots of varieties of tomatoes and peppers
peas & we have a rhubarb plant by the fence
then i made a bed strictly for the golden raspberries, blueberry and blackberry

5 cute little chickens
3 annoying dogs
1 fire pit
2 kitties

4 bee hives this year but i keep 3 on my property at work and 1 in a spot about 10 miles out of town

the harvest for honey will good this fall…should be close to 4 gallons …maybe more…


#19

You have all those berries, do you also have bears?


#20

Let’s not change this splendid topic to a discussion of Balv’s favorite sport (squash).