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
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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

Feeling like a fish back in water.

Started by amer chohan. Last reply by Daniel W yesterday. 5 Replies

The Hen in Winter

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by k.h. ky Aug 18. 11 Replies

Soil: regenerative land management

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Aug 10. 11 Replies

Compact Bed Geometry

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 29. 0 Replies

Permaculture

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 21. 3 Replies

Mullein

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Plinius Jul 18. 1 Reply

To cure your garlic

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Randall Smith Jul 16. 1 Reply

Harvesting vegetables

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jul 9. 4 Replies

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

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Comment by Daniel W on November 28, 2014 at 6:02pm

Ordered the following pepper varieties - this was Burpee.  I'm not happy with their website - I guess Im just used to them.  Their prices seem higher than ever too.

Hot Pepper Sweet Thing Hybrid

Pepper Sweet Banana

Pepper Sweet Nikita Hybrid

I have some of last year's packets too. Wanted some not as hot - couldn't eat some of what I grew this year, too hot!  I also have one in container in sunroom from last year, yet another experiment.

Some people bonsai their peppers.  Looks like a lot of fun.

Comment by Daniel W on November 28, 2014 at 5:05pm

Chicken tractor ideas - there are zillions.  Could be a good winter project.  The biggest challenge is making one that is easy to move.  I think wheels on both ends would be a good idea.  Bigger wheels - wagon or small bike wheels, light and easy to move - might work.

I'm about to order some pepper seeds.  Last year I started some at xmas - long time to grow inside, but it was a peaceful activity and I enjoyed it.

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 26, 2014 at 7:49am

Weather this cold doesn't usually come until January in Pocatello.  It is warmer this week, but the winds make the wind-chill nasty.

Comment by Randall Smith on November 26, 2014 at 7:15am

What a cold, miserable November. I usually can harvest small brocolli heads up to Thanksgiving. Kale and chard, too. Not this year. Boo hiss. Time to raid the freezer.

Comment by Randall Smith on November 24, 2014 at 7:38am

Cool, Patricia! I liked when your husband (I assume!) poked his head up. That's quite a hobby.

Spud, if your ground hasn't frozen yet, you might be able to harvest onions. I'm still getting the green tops.

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 23, 2014 at 7:54am

Sounds like a well-stocked root cellar Randy.  I'm jealous.

I wonder if I could find some edible onions in the ground this time of year.

Comment by Randall Smith on November 23, 2014 at 7:21am

The ground thawed out enough for me to dig up all my carrots. Talk about a mixed bag in size. Some huge, others teeny. The worms didn't get to them. I'll stick them in a bucket of sand and add them to my root cellar. Just another addition to my stash of potatoes, squash, onions, and fruit (apples and pears). If the "apocalypse" arrives, I'm all set!

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 18, 2014 at 11:36am

Arid Lands Permaculture, start at 5:00 to learn about fungus and permaculture. 

Comment by Barbara Livingston on November 17, 2014 at 9:32am

Joan, yes! same grinder in our house and used for a variety of things.

Randall, :) we were suppose to have a freeze, but my patio thermometer read 40F this a.m.  5" of snow! Nice snowmen?

Daniel, yes, I too like the re-cycling ideas. I went to local grocery and got cardboard to create walkways, but still need more. Your idea will work too. 

Comment by Randall Smith on November 17, 2014 at 8:02am

Five inches of snow has covered the garden. That's not all bad. The insolation might protect the kale, etc. from the 8 degree temps we're expected to have tonight. But I'm afeared the garden is shot for the year. Like Daniel, I'll begin planning for next spring. I like his (your) idea of reusing my dog food bags for paths and weed control.

Like B.sprouts, persimmons taste better after a freeze. And yes, the rule of thumb is, pick persimmons off the ground, not the tree. I shake the limbs. 'Possums and 'coons love them and keep the ground cleaned up. 

 

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