Godless in the garden


Godless in the garden

Welcome to gardeners, growers of veggies, fruits, flowers, and trees!  


Welcome  backyard hen enthusiasts, worm farmers, beekeepers & composters!

Location: Planet Earth
Members: 175
Latest Activity: on Thursday

Welcome to Eden!

If you like to dig in the dirt, plant & prune, grow food & flowers, or sit and watch as someone else does your landscaping, you'll find something here to discuss!

Selected topics, in sort of alphabetical order:
Aging.  Gardening with an older body.
bees.  insectary.  insectsbee gardening. Beneficial insects.  insects drive evolution

Compost.  herecontaminated compost.

Backyard Chickens here. here. here. here.

Edible yard.  here  urban farmfront yards.
Growing Fruits


Fragrance and Scenthere.
Fruit growing.  in a small space, by backyard orchard culture.
Frugal gardening.  labels.

Gardening for future generations.  also permaculture, trees, historic varieties, soil

Hegelkultur here, here, here

Heritage and historic varieties.   heresources

locally grown plants to prevent blight transmission here.

Moon Phase Widget here. Moon phase topic here.

PeppersHot peppers.

Permaculture MollisonFalk  Liu, Joan's IntroTransformation in 90 days, Perm Principles at work. Food forest, Holzer

Potatoes.  here.

Rooftop gardening.  here

Seed starting. starting spring crops.

Scientific Gardening.   The Informed Gardener.  The truth about garden remedies.

Soil and soil building - healthy soil microbes, mycelium, dirt is everything, soil analysissoil pH.


Tomatoes.  Myths and truths

Trees.  Tree tunnels.  Ancient tree planting. Plant commemorative trees

Sentient Biped's Garden Blog. Happy to add a different feed if there are suggestions.

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Comment by Daniel W on Thursday
Kathy when I had my cataract removed I was Amazed at what i had been missing. Instantly bette. Hope the same is true for you. I was convinced my cataracts were due to cancer treatment, but maybe not.

I bet the chicken compost will help a lot. It does for my garden. Also piling on the fall leaves, including collected from neighbors.
Comment by k.h. ky on Thursday
No planting going on here. It's to dry to do anything. Even the weeds I've been feeding the chickens are drying up.

I've started putting flanks of decomposing straw in the chickens coop. They shred it for the bugs they can find to eat. A day or two later l rake it up, chicken manure included, and transfer it to the yard that's lying fallow. After a couple years of this l should have soil there instead of dead compacted clay.
Two cataract surgeries coming up at the end of this month then maybe I can see again. Vision deteriorated to 20/60 & 20/80 with corrective lenses in about six months time. Genetics? I don't drive unless it's the mile to the little store for something that can't wait :(
Comment by Daniel W on Thursday
Planted another of the fig trees I stared 2 or 3 years ago, into the ground. A plum and an apple now also need permanent locations. Too much to take care of in containers, in a hot summer.
Comment by Randall Smith on Thursday
Spud, my watermelons were no bigger than a softball. But they tasted good, albeit seedy. Love your story.
Comment by Idaho Spud on Wednesday

No frost here yet, and my garden is still lush.  The tomatoes have endured 40°F and still producing. 

My squash have covered the back yard, including the lumber piles and fences.  In fact, they have went down the other side of the fence and are starting to cover my neighbor's yard.  Only the weedy part, so she shouldn't care.

So far, I've eaten a couple of watermelon that tasted good, but still not as good as I remember the ones I ate as a youngster.  After 3 years of trying watermelon, and being disappointed, I'm starting to think it may just be by old taste buds & nose that are letting me down, taste-wise.

I've had one or two watermelon stolen that were on the alley side of the fence, but I'm not upset because I expected it.  They are just too tempting out there where people walk by all the time.  The first year, I covered the ones on the other side of the fence with multicolored green cloth to hide them, but didn't bother this year.  No big deal, especially because none of them were ripe, so whoever took them were disappointed. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on Wednesday

Chris, I'm sorry your partner has to work with such uncaring people.  I second your thought about extinction.

Comment by Randall Smith on Wednesday
Joan, your comments were full of good stuff. You're such a caring person.
Comment by Joan Denoo on Wednesday

Daniel, I hope you are feeling better! 

Comment by Plinius on Wednesday

Thanks, Joan. We have some help and know how to carry on, but I'm deeply hurt by the repetiveness of this situation. Some people like my partner bear detectable scars of childhood maltreatment, and a lot of so-called grownup people think it's funny to target the same spot again and again. On some days I'd feel very happy if the lot got extinct!

Comment by Joan Denoo on Wednesday

Chris, I am so sorry to learn of your husband's illness and stressors at work. It must be very hard for you to be witness to his situation. Hopefully, he will be able to rest and recuperate enough to regain his vigor. Is depression and anxiety part of his condition? If so, there is help readily available, both in therapy and mild medications. I hope he is willing to seek help from these sources. 


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