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 March 21, 2014 at 7:34am

Joy of joys! Yesterday, I just happen to notice tiny red bulges poking out of the ground--RHUBARB! Spring is here! Plus, I see bluebirds investigating my bird houses. I'm in rapture!

Comment by Daniel W on March 20, 2014 at 7:36pm
Joan I was wanting Spring for you as much as for me. May you have an explosion of flowers and green green growth!
Spud in late 2012 I found a Greenspire Linden at Home Depo for half off. Then a couple months later another for 75% off. Then in Dec, 2 more for 90% off. As you might expect, the first was bigger and more vigorous than the 2nd, and that better than the last 2. Still for the price.... I wanted N American linden (basswood) and wound up getting one mail order. Greenspire is European, small leaves but closely related. They all survived and settled in 2103. Im hoping this year for some bloom and a surge og growth. On 2 acres there is plenty of room for them all.

Last year I had good reason to believe I would not survive the year. I grieved a little thinking
i would not see my trees grow and bloom. Maybe this year. They probably get over-nuturing but that's OK.

We had a big basswood on the street where I grew up. The street was Lind street. Someone forgot the 'en'.
Comment by Joan Denoo on March 20, 2014 at 2:18pm

IT IS SPRING! Officially! We have bright sun, blue skies, and a promise of the rest of the week above 47 degrees! May the planting and gardening begin!!!

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 20, 2014 at 10:33am

If I accire enough land, I'll grow some Basswood.  I used to make boomerangs with it because it's soft, which makes it easy to carve, and probably won't kill you if you get hit in the head!

When reading about it on Wikipedia, I noticed this picture of Lime Nail Galls on basswood leaves.  I thought it was interesting because I used to collect galls.

Comment by Randall Smith on March 20, 2014 at 8:38am

I've mentioned it before, but my basswood (linden) is huge and bountiful when it comes to blossoms and bees--that is, if Spring ever arrives!

Comment by Plinius on March 20, 2014 at 2:00am

I hope your lindens bloom, Sentient! Here there are lindens everywhere along the quays and the river that meanders through town - really intoxicating when they bloom! A lot of people grumble because the nectar stains their cars, but I love the fragrance!

Comment by Daniel W on March 19, 2014 at 4:51pm

Particia, I hope the snow melts soon, and the robins are happily digging worms among the blooming dandelions.

Comment by Daniel W on March 18, 2014 at 8:14am
Randall I like the food producing trees too. I was surprised to learn even maples, lindens, and sourwoods produce tons of nectar for honey. We just have to know how to harvest it. So my definition of food tree expanded.

I am hoping my lindens bloom this year. They are small trees - the largest about 12 foot tall - but I can hope.

I have a big maple but the land is part of an easement so I worry that someone will destroy it.
Comment by Randall Smith on March 18, 2014 at 8:04am

Those days of tree-lined streets are gone. I was devastated when all the hard maples on "Main Avenue" were cut down in my home town. Then, when some cities tried to beautify their avenues, they planted invasive "Tree of Heaven" (Ailanthus) trees! Nashville comes to mind. 

Pesonnally, if I plant a new tree, it'll bare fruits or nuts. Might as well get something edible out of it. 

Comment by Daniel W on March 18, 2014 at 7:53am
Josn what a beautiful street.

There should be more honor given to old trees. Not that we should have laws preventing owners from cutting all old trees, but removing them prevents the next generations from having these majestic living things. So thinking twice, three times, longer, before cutting them down. And then planting 5 for every one removed, snd nurturing those 5 to maturity.

Plus they sequester co2, cool their surroundings, and provide habitat.

My little editorial on trees. I also think we should promote growing trees from seeds. They grow faster, better, stronger, more genetic diversity, more resilient, compared to grafted clones. Those old trees can be a source of genetic diversity for future generations, too.

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