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 Hen in Winter

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by k.h. ky yesterday. 10 Replies

Fruit Pests: Apricot

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jun 28. 3 Replies

Permaculture, Ben Falk

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jun 24. 1 Reply

Change, the only constant

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jun 16. 4 Replies

Change, the only constant

Started by Joan Denoo Jun 15. 0 Replies

Favorite Flowers

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Randall Smith Jun 8. 8 Replies

The Evolution of Ecological Consciousness

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jun 4. 1 Reply

Living in the forest

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud May 27. 6 Replies

Good plants that volunteer.

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Idaho Spud May 25. 17 Replies

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Comment by Joan Denoo on May 3, 2014 at 9:00pm
Comment by Daniel W on May 3, 2014 at 8:49pm
I hope it's a good tired. What did you do?
Comment by king on May 3, 2014 at 7:51pm
So tired after a long day in the garden
Comment by king on May 2, 2014 at 8:50pm
3 weeks of tilling between rain showers and the end is in sight
Comment by k.h. ky on May 1, 2014 at 10:48pm
King, last frost date is usually a general guide. We've been having such weather extremes I'd be unlikely to put much faith in it. But I'd feel safe enough to plant a few anyway. Staggering your tomato crop is a good way to make them last longer.
Comment by king on May 1, 2014 at 7:30pm
First tick of spring
Comment by king on May 1, 2014 at 6:14pm

i want to have standard furit trees

Comment by Daniel W on May 1, 2014 at 6:10pm
King it depends. Some dwarf. Some onto others for a multigraft. Some shrubs. Next thinking about grafting some Japanese maple onto native maple to make a faster growing more sturdy Japanese maple. It's just playing around.
Comment by king on May 1, 2014 at 5:47pm

i take it that you do all yours on dwarf rootstock

Comment by Daniel W on May 1, 2014 at 5:21pm

King,

This video is pretty good.  I took a Home Orchard Society class.  On the one hand, it's not difficult at all.  On the other hand, there are lots of tricks to it.  Also whip and tongue is a big cause for thumb and finger lacerations.  The knife should be very sharp so it slices the wood without binding in the cut then giving suddenly, slashing the grafter's hand.


This one is also good.


There are many ways to do it. It's a very rewarding feeling to see the graft take and new growth emerging.

Joan, having young plantes destroyed by a freeze is discouraging. I know I am taking a chance planting some outside now. With the peppers, I can cover them with a plastic tunnel, the framework is still up. I can also cover the potato plants. That's if I watch the temp and catch any predicted frost.
 

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