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!

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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


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

Sentient Biped's Garden Blog. Happy to add a different feed if there are suggestions.

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Comment by Randall Smith on June 3, 2014 at 7:46am

Spud, I'm with Daniel. I think you'll be okay. It's fertilized.

King, I only got .15" of rain. Boo. I continue to spray my brick driveway with weed killer, but I'm going to quit and use salt brine. Nice photo, by the way.

Comment by king on June 2, 2014 at 2:50pm

i cant weed :(

Comment by Idaho Spud on June 2, 2014 at 1:39pm

I don't use plant killers anymore.

Comment by king on June 2, 2014 at 1:33pm

and here comes the rains glad i got some weeds pulled befor it hit

Comment by king on June 2, 2014 at 1:32pm

yep i leave them as a nice little treat for the mower i have radishes that are bigger then golf balls and does anybody use plant killers for weeding

Comment by Idaho Spud on June 2, 2014 at 1:31pm

Daniel, sorry about your tiredness.  Do you know when your cancer treatments will be at an end?

Comment by Daniel W on June 2, 2014 at 1:23pm

king, nice photo.  Now you know how to post photos of your gardening!  Excellent!

Spud I wouldn't throw away the plant.  I don't  think the bacteria will hurt you or anyone else.  By the time they get to the melon stage, they will be long gone from competition by soil bacteria, sun, and watering. 

I think I'm done staring seeds this year.  I bought melon seeds but they will have to wait for 2015.  I wore out.  Next winter I want to build a couple more protected  raised beds, so the animals don't get ahead of me.  That needs to be a winter project, plus I have a neighbor building a road on their easement on my property, and I want to see where that winds up before putting in more effort.

The herbivore predation  is the main limiting factor at the moment.  Most edible plants need protection.  And my cancer / treatment drains me, and work.

Comment by Idaho Spud on June 2, 2014 at 12:54pm

Some of your dandelions too I see.

Comment by Idaho Spud on June 2, 2014 at 12:44pm

Daniel, I think you said how your watermelon experiment went last year, but I forgot and would like to know.  And, are you going to try again this year?

Today, I received some watermelon seeds that my extension agent recommended, "Blacktail Mountain" (65-75 days) and "Cream of Saskatchewan" (80-85 days) from the "Seed Savers Exchange".

A month ago, I tried to order them from the only one of the top 30 companies that had both kinds in "Dave's Garden" site, but it wouldn't take my payment either directly or with pay-pal, and they wanted an extra $8+ for telephone orders, so I didn't order.

My 5 other kinds of watermelons that I'm starting in containers have all popped-up and are basking in the sun as I type.

I'll probably start the two I got today in containers tomorrow.  I don't feel like doing much today because my digestive system has been giving me trouble (WARNING: GROSS ALERT).

Yesterday evening, I started having a lot of pain in my lower digestive tract, and kept going to the toilet, with softer poop each time.  After a while, just in case, I left my clothing off, and good thing.  I suddenly got the urge with the toilet only 5 seconds away, but it came squirting-out in 3 seconds.  And most of it landed on one of my containers that had watermelon seeds in.  Well, I didn't want to start over, so I scraped it off and scooped out one inch of potting soil under it, hoping the liquid part of the poop hadn't went down further than that, or that my own poop wouldn't cause me any ill effects when I ate those melons.  What do you guys think?  Should I throw that one away and start it again?

Comment by king on June 2, 2014 at 12:40pm

this is a bit of a test but theres are smoe of my tulips 


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