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 Idaho Spud 16 minutes ago

I would be sad as well Don.

Comment by Plinius 58 minutes ago

A pity, Don!

Comment by Don 1 hour 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.

Comment by k.h. ky on Thursday
Thanks Daniel. I always love finding the gardening catalogs in the mail.
Comment by Randall Smith on Thursday
Okay, one more batch of red raspberry wine (making 8 total), and I'm done. Like your blackberry patch, Daniel, I'm starting a new r.r. area. It'll be difficult to uproot the old patch with all the runners they produce. Like strawberries, one needs to rotate beds every 5 years or so. In fact, the new rasp. patch is going where the old strawberry patch was.
Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on Wednesday


Baker Creek Seeds does carry Golden Bantam Cross sweet corn.

as does Victory Seeds


Baker Creek has the most gorgeous seed catalog, all heirloom, non-gmo, passed down for generations.  Most of my squashes, pumpkins, and chinese vegetables were from them.  The Victory seed link tells the story of Golden Bantam, which was developed by one farmer in the Northeast.  He died in 1891, so it is a truly historic variety.

Bodaceaous is more modern, still nonGMO.  Bodaceous has a gene, SE, which very much slows conversion of sugsr to starch.  I think that is why mine are still sweet so late.  It also remains sweet for a week or two in the fridge.  Thd chilly weather probably also extended my harvest.

Randy, I dont envy you, needing to till your garden.  I still havent cleaned up some of the dead plants.  I shovel turn mine in stages about 25 sq feet st a time.  Also I want to add another 200 sq foot section that currently is covered by brambles.

Ruth, sorry for your limitations.  I would be frustrated.  Most of my veggies and fruits for most of the year, are grown by my own hands. 

We finished the apple pie yesterday.  Maybe make a pumpin pie today.  So far I have 6 packages of puree in the freezer, from one small French pumpkin. 

Comment by Randall Smith on Wednesday

Good looking food, Daniel. Surprised you still have "corn on the cob".

I'm preparing to till up my garden--at least half of it where nothing is growing. I really need to plow it to turn over soil 6" deep. It's rather compacted.


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