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
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Latest Activity: 8 minutes 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


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

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Comment by Randall Smith 8 minutes ago

Boy, do we need rain. It's been feast or famine this year. My downspout water containers are nearly emply already. Strawberry plants are withering, berries small. Asparagus has slowed way down.

I planted popcorn seeds yesterday, my final seeding. Sweet potatoes starts should come in this week. That'll be all that's left to plant. Then, sit back and wait--except for the neverending weeding.

Comment by Randall Smith on May 20, 2016 at 6:56am

I actually ate a tomato already this year, albeit from my SIL's greenhouse! I also have blooms on my own plants.

I've had to replant corn, beans, and peas. The cold, wet spell we had wouldn't permit germination, and the seeds rotted (I'm guessing). Disappointing. I must be patient.

Comment by Daniel W on May 19, 2016 at 10:30pm
Tomatoes have flower buds on them. Yay!
So do some of the potatoes.
And the favas have little beans.
What a great time of year.
Comment by Daniel W on May 17, 2016 at 11:46pm
Randy, welcome back!
Hope the corn looks better soon. Mine is growing, even though corn is not supposed to do well here due to the cool summer.
Now you've done it! I need to go out tomorrow and harvest some rhubarb for pie too! Maybe some rhubarb jam as well?
Comment by Plinius on May 16, 2016 at 7:17am

Welcome home, Randall!

Comment by Randall Smith on May 16, 2016 at 6:59am

Sshew! I returned from "vacation" to a jungle. Two inches of rain in two weeks resulted in tall grass and garden weeds. And it's too wet to hoe or till.

But the good news is, it didn't frost as predicted, and the vegetable starts look pretty good (except corn).

Since my dog wasn't around, rabbits had a field day (week), but there's plenty for all. Unlike you, Daniel, I learned a lesson last year about how rabbits love of blackberry bushes. I have mine fenced, and they're blooming like crazy. Same with other berries.

Rhubarb pie is on the docket for preparation today!

Comment by Daniel W on May 15, 2016 at 6:07pm
Raining for 2 days. Water tank full now. Grass too tall. Rabbits ate the lush growth from my thornless blackberries. So that's why there are thorns. Now protected, but dammit! Those are expensive rabbit food, and I devoted a lot of nurturing to them!

Some of the corn plants are also disappearing. Might be rabbits there too. But, for some reason they've stuck with the Indian corn, and left the sweet corn alone.

A row of okra seeds has germinated. Now to see what happens next. Pure experiment, no experience to guide me.

All but 2 pawpaws fell from the tree. Persimmons are yet to bloom. Tomatoes starting to bloom.
Comment by Idaho Spud on May 12, 2016 at 10:24am

Daniel, I've not tried roasting okra.  I'll try that next time.

Too bad you had to quit posting about bees.  It's amazing and sad how many people believe conspiracy theories.

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 12, 2016 at 10:20am

Hope your tooth is better Plinius.

It sounds like you get quite a bit out of your small garden.  I don't think I've eaten a tayberry, but it sounds delicious.

Comment by Plinius on May 12, 2016 at 6:56am

Sorry I didn't answer, Spud! I've on antibiotics for a tooth problem, and the medicine made me completely brainless...

My garden looks rather good - not that I could spend a lot of time on it - but the perennial plants grow like mad. Some are thinking of invading the neighbours. I'm looking forward to the tayberry harvest, and in the meantime I sowed and planted beets, chards, lettuce, tomatoes and flowers for the salad. I already harvested rosemary and mint and I think I found some leeks. The cats harvest only grass...


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