Godless in the garden

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


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

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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

Discussion Forum

The Broadfork Chicken MIRACLE

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Oct 8. 4 Replies

What Killed My Chicken - How To Know

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Daniel Wachenheim Sep 28. 2 Replies

Polluting Yourself with Leaf Blowers

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Daniel Wachenheim Sep 22. 6 Replies

Willow tree

Started by Thomas Murray. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 15. 12 Replies

Front yard gardening. Edible Estates.

Started by Daniel Wachenheim. Last reply by k.h. ky Sep 15. 14 Replies

Archer Strawberry

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 15. 2 Replies

Deer Fence Installed! But Where's the Mulch?

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Randall Smith Sep 6. 1 Reply

My Farm Failures - Revealed Justin Rhodes

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Aug 15. 2 Replies

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Comment by k.h. ky 6 hours ago
Don, odd to see the snow when we are still getting temps in the low eighties. That doesn't mean we can't do a complete turn around and have a snow before the week is over.
Comment by Daniel Wachenheim 7 hours ago

If it was me I would just cut it up for firewood and leave the roots in place.  I'm not very neat.

Not trying to convince you of anything, but the Fedco link has the stories of many apple varieties.  I've added about 10 of their historic varieties as grafts to my trees.  This year I had my first taste of a few, like Sutton's beauty that they are not offering now, and Gravenstein.  Next year if they bear, I can taste Granite Beauty, Baldwin, Newtown Pippin, Porter, and others.  The Frostbite Apple is not offered as scion but is as tree - if I was going to add more trees, that is what I would choose.  As it is, I have more than I will know what to do with if they all bear.

Comment by Don 7 hours ago

Thanks, Daniel.  Good thoughts.  Not sure why I chose a Red Delicious in the first place.  I bought it on a whim, I guess, while visiting an orchard in South Hero on Lake Champlain.  The rooted portion of the tree will be an obstacle, unless I can get a backhoe up here. 

Comment by Daniel Wachenheim 7 hours ago

Don, that's sad.  But, now you can plant a new tree!

I buy scion from Fedco in Maine.  They have a lot of historic varieties especially suited to New England.  Maybe this is a chance to plant a type that your great grandparents loved!

That oak is awesome!  Especially with the snow.

Spud, I like both Bodaceous and Bilicious sweet corn.  They are not too sweet and have a good corn flavor in my climate and soil.

Comment by Idaho Spud 8 hours ago

I would be sad as well Don.

Comment by Plinius 9 hours ago

A pity, Don!

Comment by Don 9 hours ago

An early fall of dense snow overnight has taken my Red Delicious apple tree, planted as a whip in 1980.  Sad to see.  At age 36, it had been just coming into its own in shape and production. 

Our 20-year-old red oak, however, looks splendid.

Comment by Idaho Spud on Thursday

Daniel, what's the name of the corn, that you said wasn't too sweet?

Comment by Idaho Spud on Thursday

Randy, your raspberry wine sounds delicious.  When I win the lottery, I'll come visit you and maybe you'll give me a sip.

Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on Thursday

Kathy, it's only lagte October, and I don't even have 2015 garden mess cleared up, and already I'm anticipating those catalogs.

Randy, you are the wine champ!  Raspberry wine, awesome!

Maybe I'll get strawberries next year.  The beds didn't do well at all in 2015.  Maybe 10 berries in 36 ssquare feet, all 1 to 2 years old.

Also, the primocane blackberries have promise.  I have a spot for the plants to move to, once I get it fenced.


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