Godless in the garden

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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: 174
Latest Activity: 1 hour ago

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

Folklore.

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.
Squirrels.

Synergies.

Tomatoes.  Myths and truths

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

Discussion Forum

The Hen in Winter

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by k.h. ky on Saturday. 10 Replies

Fruit Pests: Apricot

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jun 28. 3 Replies

Permaculture, Ben Falk

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jun 24. 1 Reply

Change, the only constant

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jun 16. 4 Replies

Change, the only constant

Started by Joan Denoo Jun 15. 0 Replies

Favorite Flowers

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Randall Smith Jun 8. 8 Replies

The Evolution of Ecological Consciousness

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jun 4. 1 Reply

Living in the forest

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud May 27. 6 Replies

Good plants that volunteer.

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Idaho Spud May 25. 17 Replies

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

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Comment by Idaho Spud 1 hour ago

I don't know enough about it to help you Kathy, but you reminded me about a huge limb that blew off my neighbor's tree a few days ago.  If I can think of a place to put it on my small property, I'll go collect it.  It's like a medium sized tree.

Comment by k.h. ky 8 hours ago
I put together my first hugelculture bed. I found eight good sized, well aged, logs. Stuffed them with decomposed leaves,from the woods, then covered them with 18 gallons of compost. Now I'm going to wait for it to settle, add more rotting tree trunks and then more compost. It's only about 10'lx3'w. The depth is about twenty" but I'm planning on adding at least another foot to the top.
Should l try to add rocks around the edges to keep the compost from washing out? That's going to be a lot of work and rocks! I put black plastic down before I started.
Does anyone have any suggestions?? Ideas?
I meant to start smaller but decided the trees would be more stable, and last longer, uncut.
Comment by Idaho Spud 14 hours ago

Well, with all new materials, it would cost me about $90 to build a new one.  Using the materials I have on hand, I could build one for about $10.

Comment by Idaho Spud 14 hours ago

A private nurseryman is retiring and I bought one of his old 4 by 8 foot heated Cold Frames for $100.  I could build a new one for half that, but I've got so much to do, that I'll never get around to it.

It should be great for starting plants early, and even growing some inside.

Comment by Barbara Livingston 22 hours ago

Randall, I too walk in the mornings. This week it was turtles - and in my garden it is toads. Just love nature's little critters. I hope yours leave you some corn. :)

My monster of a cantaloupe was okay, not as sweet as I hoped but just as good as any I've bought at store recently. I'm simply sore amazed at the amount of vines and blossoms needed to produce cucumbers. Ditto with squash. The Currant Tomatoes are not as tasty as I anticipated.  Eating my very first home grown produce is simply wonderful.  

Chris, it's surprising how much your kitty looks like my Abby. 

Comment by Randall Smith yesterday
I usually walk the dog a half mile or so every morning before breakfast. This morning we saw a momma raccoon and 4 little ones. NOOOOO! They love sweet corn, and mine is just now tassling. Hopefully my dog will keep them away.
Comment by k.h. ky on Saturday
Thanks Chris. I'll look it up and find out which ones I have. The closed blooms look like a large cigar. When they open they are about the size of a salad plate.
Comment by Plinius on Saturday

I found four of them Kathy, perhaps you mean the cereus?

common name for several night-blooming plants, some with white flowers, including:

Comment by k.h. ky on Saturday
And we've been under heavy rain too. Flash flood warnings have been posted for two or three days.
Randy, l didn't know your part of In was zoned 5.We're in zone seven l believe. Although I noticed in the old farmers almanac a couple of years ago that we were zoned six. I need to recheck that and see if I misread it.
Comment by k.h. ky on Saturday
Lovely pictures everyone.
Does anyone else grow moonflowers? As the name indicates they bloom after the sun drops and look shiny, silver, and very large in moonlight. They well also bloom during the day if very heavy clouds hide the sun. They also smell wonderful. Similar to honeysuckle.
 

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