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!

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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

The Top 10 Things To Do In Your Garden This Fall

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Plinius 47 minutes ago. 11 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

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Comment by Randall Smith on September 19, 2014 at 7:05am

Crap. I forgot to plant fall peas. Too late now. Oh well--the variety I used in the spring was awful.

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 18, 2014 at 8:32am

Two days ago, for the first time, I planted peas in the fall.  It's late for fall peas, but I mostly did it for a nitrogen-fixing cover crop, and to see what happens.

Comment by Randall Smith on September 18, 2014 at 7:28am

Don, yep. Now's my time to dig garlic.  What I don't find, plus the scattered seed tops, grows in the spring. Nothing fancy or difficult. I'm probably doing it all wrong, but it works for me!

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 17, 2014 at 12:09pm

Our family tradition, and probably based on some old Farmers Almanac, plant garlic on the shortest day of the year and harvest it on the longest day. 

We can't plant anything on the shortest day, usually, because of frozen ground. I finish my autumn planting during the month of October. I have to turn our outside water off and drain pipes because we always have an early killing frost and broken pipes if I wait. So, my rule is, first week of Oct. blow out the water pipes. 

Comment by Don on September 17, 2014 at 8:51am

You're pulling your garlic now, Randall?  Hereabouts, we're getting ready to plant garlic--in about a month.  It needs to winter over for good growth in this climate.  We harvest ours (stiffneck) in the summer, before the end of July, after the scapes have made a full turn.  It comes up easily after I loosen the bed a bit with a fork.

Comment by Randall Smith on September 17, 2014 at 7:29am

Been digging in the dirt lately. It's potato and garlic time! Don't mind the former. It's finding the garlic that's tedious. Potatoes are bigger (and muddier) than usual, due to the rainy summer.

Comment by Randall Smith on September 14, 2014 at 7:27am

Barbara, rear or front end tines? I have a front end, but thinking about purchasing a rear end. My tiller is 30 years old and has seen better days. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 13, 2014 at 11:59am

Glad to hear you're happy with the tiller so far Barbara.

Comment by Don on September 13, 2014 at 11:35am

In my experience, a tine-driven tiller is pretty tough to maneuver in previously uncultivated soil, particularly clay soil or where there are rocks and roots.  Let us know how yours does in more difficult conditions, Barbara. 

Comment by Barbara Livingston on September 13, 2014 at 10:56am

Woo Hoo! New Sunjoe tiller arrived late Thursday via UPS.  I had purchased three salvias on sale and wanted to get them in before expected rain and so decided to give it a try yesterday.  

As a YouTube review by a 62 yrs. woman indicated, it is designed more for a guy but, what the hey it works for me.  Turned soil into to wonderful fluffy mixture.  Used it on existing bed so no weeds/roots. It will be interesting to see how it works on completely untilled soil.  

Between using a chain saw to remove last of existing cactus roots and trying out my new rototiller my muscles are a wee bit sore this morning. :)  

Looking forward to turning my entire backyard into a edible landscape! 

 

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