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: 175
Latest Activity: 19 hours ago

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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 19 hours ago. 3 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 king on May 31, 2014 at 10:45pm
I'm burnt sore and so glad to be home
Comment by Idaho Spud on May 31, 2014 at 11:59am

Never heard of goji berries until I looked-it-up on Wiki.  The article looked familiar.  Have you mentioned them before?

But that reminds me: When I thought a huge amount of vitamin C was good for my health, I tried growing a hedge of roses that had huge rose hips, but none of them survived.  I wonder how many millions of years it would take to get good at gardening.

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 31, 2014 at 10:13am

Joan, I found one small ripe strawberry this morning.  Did I beat you?  Have you found any ripe ones yet?

Comment by Randall Smith on May 31, 2014 at 7:32am

Does anybody have any experience with growing goji berries? I hear they're super beneficial for one's health.

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 29, 2014 at 1:04pm

Randall, you are so right! A real challenge, especially if you add in pests and diseases. That is part of the hurdle, being smarter than all the other elements that make gardening difficult. A good gardener has so many qualities, vision, dreams, hopes, ambition, knowledge, skills, patience, appreciation of nature and all its elements. So, off I go to the garden, bed unmade, kitchen piled with dirty dishes, floors needing attention and those garden challenges take priority! Not complaining, just describing. 

Comment by Daniel W on May 29, 2014 at 8:55am
Barbara that's all true. and it's all part of nature.
Comment by Barbara Livingston on May 29, 2014 at 7:36am

Nope "it's not easy"!

However, when you taste the first veggie you've just dug out of the ground and cleaned off on your jeans while standing in your garden, or you've just taken a picture of your first flower to bloom, or you are simply standing and smelling the earth that produced this wonder you realize it is worth every expense, every sore muscle, every invasive bug/animal, and every disappointment to bring you to this wonderful moment.  

Comment by Randall Smith on May 29, 2014 at 6:55am

Moles, voles, rabbits, deer, digging dogs (and Bengal cats!)--in the words of the late Paul Lynde, "You think it's easy?" (to be a gardner).

Comment by king on May 28, 2014 at 10:02pm
Dynamite I like maybe it will get rid of the stupid neibores also they already don't like the guns and fireworks
Comment by k.h. ky on May 28, 2014 at 4:41pm
Have you thought about an electric fence to keep the deer out? It works well here.
 

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