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
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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

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

Compact Bed Geometry

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 7 hours ago. 0 Replies

Soil: regenerative land management

Started by Joan Denoo yesterday. 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

The Hen in Winter

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by k.h. ky Jul 4. 10 Replies

Fruit Pests: Apricot

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

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

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Comment by Idaho Spud on January 8, 2014 at 4:34pm

Randall, now all you need is a video camera pointed at your weather rock & wind vane, and you won't have to look-out the window to check on the weather.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 8, 2014 at 4:32pm

I see that Home Depot has a buy 2 Orchids for the price of one for Garden Club Members.  I'm not interested, but just thought I'd mention it in case someone here is.

Comment by Randall Smith on January 8, 2014 at 8:43am

Wow, a real weather station! The best I have is a wind vane and a "weather rock"! You know--if it's wet, it's rainy, if white, snow, casts a shadow, sunny, etc., etc. Works for me!

Comment by Daniel W on January 7, 2014 at 5:13pm

I like the sound of that weather station.  Nifty.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 7, 2014 at 1:25pm

The temp here is 28.8 F @ 12:23 PM.   Some snow is predicted for the next week, but high predicted temperatures in the upper 30s should keep it melted.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 7, 2014 at 12:36pm

Spud! that sounds like a great weather station. That idea goes onto my wish list right now! Thanks. 

It is 10:30 AM 29 degrees F. according to my computer weather app. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 7, 2014 at 12:11pm

Joan, hope you can get your thermometer soon.  I've got one I can see from my kitchen window in the back of the house, but the one I like the most is one under the front open porch that sends a signal to two receivers.  One in the front room and one in the downstairs bedroom\entertainment room.  

Love being able to glance up from my easy chair to see the outside temperature. 

I've got a weather station that's been waiting patiently to be put-up for ~10 years.  With my increased ambition still here, I'll probably get it up in the spring.  It measures wind speed and direction, relative humidity, air pressure, rainfall, and temperature.  It sends a signal to a receiver that I can connect to  my computer to keep a constant record of conditions. Will be nice when I get it operational.

Comment by Daniel W on January 7, 2014 at 9:44am

Joan, it's stuff like that that keeps us going in the winter months!  Sounds like a great empowering device and fun!  I often lose pruning shears and hand diggers - the baskets & tool pouches would be helpful.

My raised beds are built, filled, weeded, given a dusting of lime, and each is tucked in under a blanket of compost blanket.   Now i can putter and daydream about Spring too.

I started a handful of seeds and cuttings just because.  They may not be good for Spring.  They keep me optimistic.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 6, 2014 at 10:25pm

Well, it has begun! I placed my first order for garden equipment, a sit down device on wheels to use as I get my strength back with matching baskets to carry tools and stuff. Also a kneeler with tool pouch. I am going out into the garden in style!

I put an outdoor thermometer on my wish list since I spent my budget. The last two I bought lasted about a year each, so I am going to look for a sturdier one to hang outdoors where I can see it from my kitchen window. 

My seed starting trays are in a detached garage, and I just don't have the interest in going out there to bring them inside. I cleaned them last autumn in anticipation of needing them in early spring. 

Next is a trip to Northwest Seed to see if they have the kinds of seeds I want, heirlooms, organic, and GMO free. 

All of you have colder temps than I. Would if I could send you some warmth and I don't need any snow in return. Although I suppose next summer we will be wanting more water for gardens. Water prices will probably go up and I am glad I have soaker hoses through my entire garden. I fully expect some winter kill with the fluctuations in temperature and no snow cover. 

Comment by Daniel W on January 6, 2014 at 9:52pm

Randall I loved what you said about your garden living on in your kitchen and stomach. We are also still getting apples, onions, garlic, and have frozen strawberries and rhubarb. And some dried spearmint for tea. Looking forward to doing it better next year!

Randall, Spud, Joan, keep warm! Spring will come! It really will!

 

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