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: 179
Latest Activity: 11 hours ago

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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

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

My Farm Failures - Revealed Justin Rhodes

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

An Herb Garden for Chickens

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Daniel W Aug 1. 1 Reply

Permaculture Chickens Justin Rhodes

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 30. 1 Reply

Using Chickens in a Food Forest

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by k.h. ky Jul 17. 15 Replies

Crisis garden annuals

Started by Larry Martin. Last reply by Larry Martin Jul 11. 4 Replies

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Comment by Joan Denoo 11 hours ago

Don, your shot across the lawn to the mountains will make an excellent album. I save your photos for my benefit and pleasure. Excellent!

Daniel, a thorny perimeter of brambles around the outside, a tall stand of holly inside that or something prickly. Then your fruit trees and your vegetable garden should be protected from the roving bands of immigrants. Put up a massive gate as the only entrance to your Garden of Eat'n, and they should adequately keep you safe. A gaggle of geese could act as watch fowl, maybe a llama or two to spit and bite. 

Comment by Joan Denoo 12 hours ago

Spud, I think you are probably right. Let's hope the city gardeners don't use a lot of toxic chemicals. 

Comment by Idaho Spud 14 hours ago

There do seem to be almost as many natural pollinators in my garden as honey bees.

The nearest agriculture areas start about 3 miles from me.  With a limit of 4 miles to find flowers, I still guess that most of my bees come from places in the city.

Comment by Joan Denoo 15 hours ago

Spud, my guess is, with the 4,000+ elevation, the Snake River nearby and all the agriculture that grows near you, that you have a natural pollinator population plus the bees brought in for the farms. 

The bee loss appears to be an awful experience and I hope many hives were brought in to catch some of the loose bees. The article said some bees found hives. I wonder what caused the crashes? 

The drone photos perfectly suited for this task performed beautifully. I wonder where one gets a camera on a drone? 

Comment by Idaho Spud 17 hours ago

I found that article while trying to find where all the pollinators in my garden were coming from.  I couldn't find out, but there must be hives in pocatello.

Comment by Idaho Spud 17 hours ago

Joan, thanks for the Idaho Bee guide.  It's a coincident that I was just getting ready to post a sad story about several trucks full of bees crashing and killing millions of bees close to my home.  It was a year ago, but I just learned of it.  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3232745/Millions-bees-wreak...

Comment by Joan Denoo 17 hours ago

Greetings fellow gardeners. Your photos inspire me to get up early and tend to my jungle. 

Daniel, your garden amazes me and to think you have challenges other than gardening to which you attend. 

Randy,your sunflowers healthy standing tall and erect. They reveal you have soil that provides all they need

I ran across an interesting paper from U of Idaho, while looking for information while I was at Laura's. 

Homeowner Guide to Bees

There is a small blip about Sweat Bees but does not have information on repellant. 

The following article may be useful:

What gets rid of sweat bees without using chemicals?

Comment by Daniel W 18 hours ago
Randy, that is inspiring! great photo!

That sunflower on my pic was volunteer.
i left there to see what happened. Glad I did.
Comment by Plinius 20 hours ago

Just beautiful, Randall! Don't compare...

Comment by Randall Smith 21 hours ago

Here's my sunflower/corn version. Not nearly as nice as Daniel's.

 

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