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: 180
Latest Activity: on Saturday

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

Old and Green. Gardening with an older body.

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Saturday. 33 Replies

An Herb Garden for Chickens

Started by Joan Denoo Jul 21. 0 Replies

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

Growing Tomatoes in Martian Soil

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 7. 6 Replies

Bring On The Soldier Flies!

Started by Joan Denoo Jun 5. 0 Replies

Urban Permaculture

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jun 3. 1 Reply

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Comment by Plinius on March 29, 2015 at 2:01am

Nice map! I can see the high wind we have here.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 28, 2015 at 11:42pm

Earth Look at that front! I guess it has rough seas and weather. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 28, 2015 at 11:40pm

Earth Some of us are getting a nice warm flow from the south. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 28, 2015 at 9:53am

Joan, thanks for the informative garden sources.  The information you posted said they want Well Drained Soil.  I remembered last night that I forgot to mention that.  But doesn't almost every plant want that?

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 28, 2015 at 9:42am

Your correct Daniel.  Most of the commenters about that $11 pomegranate tree said it was very small.

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 28, 2015 at 9:40am

Patricia & Joan, I also love to eat lemons, and sometimes I'm a sourpuss as well.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 28, 2015 at 12:33am

Patricia, and we are not sourpusses are we!

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 28, 2015 at 12:18am

I don't like Washington Delicious at all, too sweet. My favorite is Granny Smith, but then, I love to eat lemon as if they are oranges. I've never tasted Honeycrisp; will keep my eye open for them. I have never tasted a pawpaw, either. 
Daniel, no problem with the typos. 
I love woodchips, except for one problem. The first year or so, they produce fungi that is difficult to control. After a few years, and with anti-fungal powder, it doesn't come back. My wood chips are 2" size. I think they call it nuggets size. It is the largest my supplier has. Mine have been in for 18 years, with a refresher every few years ... and a new round of fungus. I haven't prevented the problem and there may be another species of chips, or a smaller chip that may be less troublesome.  

I spent the afternoon in the garden reading and loving it. The first time I could really sit and feel comfortable. It was in the 60 degrees F.  

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 27, 2015 at 11:41pm

My other go-to resource is Dave's Garden 

Pomegranates

I don't often buy from these sources, however, they have excellent information to help make decisions. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 27, 2015 at 11:35pm

My go-to Raintree Nursery has this to say about them Pomegranates 

(Punica granatum) We are offering for the first time, a wide selection of pomegranates, each with its own complex and unique flavor. They are also among the most beautiful plants. Pomegranates require only 150 chilling hours & need well-drained soil. They are self fertile. Pomegranates ripen well in the South and in California. They grow well in the Pacific Northwest but don’t get the intense summer heat they need to ripen.

"Useful Facts

Soil: Most need well drained soils. EXPOSURE: Full Sun.
Pollination: Self fertile.
Hardiness: USDA Zones 8-10.They are hardy to about 10° F. Even if frozen to the ground, plants will re-sprout from the roots like a fig. If grown in a pot, they can be brought in to ripen.
Size and spacing: Prune them as a 8-10’ tall shrub or allow them to become a beautiful 15-20’ tree or espalier.
Ripening: Late Fall. YIELD: 15 plus pounds per plant."

 

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