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
Members: 179
Latest Activity: Jan 8

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 Joan Denoo on May 21, 2015 at 11:00pm

There are so many different ways to create a vegetable garden, permaculture style: 

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 21, 2015 at 9:29pm

Or water sources dry up as I type. The cattle reservoirs get lower each day. We desperately need rain. 

My computer does the oddest things. It duplicates sentences and paragraphs, and so a lot of what I type appears twice. I hope you can forgive my repetitious computer. I claim innocence. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 21, 2015 at 9:23pm

Permaculture means to restore soils to fertility. Agriculture "mines" soils, leaving dead dirt behind. Permaculture will last for centuries. Agriculture lasts a few life=times. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 21, 2015 at 8:21am

Randy, I'm interested in what % of your nectarines taste good, when they produce.

Comment by Don on May 21, 2015 at 8:11am

A black bear--a smaller specimen than the bear that prowled around our place three weeks ago, judging by the footprints--tromped through the garden last night. Just missed my baby broccolis.

Comment by Randall Smith on May 21, 2015 at 6:55am
Spud, I hope your new tree thrives. Keep us informed.
About 3 years ago, I planted a row of nectarine seeds just for the fun of it. After giving up on them and tilling the row, many seeds have sprouted this year! I plan on eventually transplanting them to my kid's farm.
Comment by Idaho Spud on May 20, 2015 at 3:35pm

Received my Pomegranate tree yesterday and planted it today.

Comment by Randall Smith on May 19, 2015 at 7:11am

Joan, as always, it's uplifting to read your "blog". Your positive outlook is inspirational. It is for certain your "many apples" didn't fall far from the tree (you)!  And at least they'll think twice before succumbing to the evil web of faith and religion, knowing you're the rock of atheism.  Continue the message.

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 18, 2015 at 12:19pm

Oh! what a beautiful morning. We had rain yesterday and the forest looks clean and refreshed. Because it was clear cut years ago, a very thick growth developed. It badly needs thinning and Laura's family works hard at getting it thinned. Larry's son, Travis, grew up learning how to cut timber. He does a skilled job at picking which trees to cut and chooses a wide variety to maintain and nourish the varieties. 

My very special great-grandson, 16 years old, Jacob, was mowing yesterday and hit a major water pipe that was improperly place by former owners. He shut off the main source of water, started digging to find the break, and he replaced it.  I can't imagine a city kid being so wise and capable of mending plumbing. 

So many of my great-grandchildren have biblical names. Ethan, Noah, Jacob, ...  well, that is not as many as I thought. Michelle's partner has a Methodist background and Laurie's partner is a Jehovah's Witness. Both of the men have remarked about my writings on Facebook. Yay! They read some of my heresy! I don't know if they still do. The kids have been asking me some interesting questions. They all work with me in the garden and we visit as we labor. I feel as though I have died and gone to heaven. I left behind many gardens during my 20 years as a military dependent. I also left

The kids have been asking me some interesting questions. They all work with me in the garden and we visit as we labor. I feel as though I have died and gone to heaven. I left behind many gardens during my 20 years as a military dependent, moving every two or three years. I also left my garden of 41 years that stands as a great memorial to design and variety. This is my last hurrah to life and living things. It is nice to have a purpose in life. I feel loved and valued by my family. 

As my physical body wears out, my mind continues to imagine, explore, experiment, dream, nurture, search, research, visualize and hope for a healthy Earth and its living things. 

Comment by Randall Smith on May 18, 2015 at 7:17am

Mine, too!


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