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

Discussion Forum

The Broadfork Chicken MIRACLE

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Oct 8. 4 Replies

What Killed My Chicken - How To Know

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Daniel Wachenheim Sep 28. 2 Replies

Polluting Yourself with Leaf Blowers

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Daniel Wachenheim Sep 22. 6 Replies

Willow tree

Started by Thomas Murray. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 15. 12 Replies

Front yard gardening. Edible Estates.

Started by Daniel Wachenheim. Last reply by k.h. ky Sep 15. 14 Replies

Archer Strawberry

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 15. 2 Replies

Deer Fence Installed! But Where's the Mulch?

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Randall Smith Sep 6. 1 Reply

My Farm Failures - Revealed Justin Rhodes

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Aug 15. 2 Replies

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Comment by Randall Smith on October 13, 2016 at 6:52am

I continue to dig sweet potatoes (with a shovel). It's a labor of love--except when I run across vole damage. The little critters will voraciously consume a softball size potato in no time. Poison bait doesn't deter them. I guess that's why I plant so many starts (44). There's enough for everybody.

It also irritates me when I slice into or through a sweet potato. I try so hard not to, but inevitably, I manage to do so. Perhaps last night's rain will soften the ground enabling easier digging and less damage.

Comment by Randall Smith on October 5, 2016 at 7:51am

I don't know what your asparagus problem is, Spud. Wish I could share some of my bounty.

"Worms" really devastated my brocolli, collards, and kale the past 2 weeks. I didn't spray them, and suddenly, they were virtually devoured. I hand picked hornworms off the tomatoes, but the greens' worms were too small and numerous to detect and pick.

I've begun digging sweet potatoes. So far, they look good.

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 1, 2016 at 8:27am

Wish I could grow asparagus.  One of the few green veggies I love the taste of.  I've got a large portion of my garden devoted to them, but they never get big enough to harvest.

Some of the ones I planted 2 years ago are looking promising.  Maybe next season, or next.

Comment by Don on October 1, 2016 at 8:16am

I always plant onion sets--quite reliable, no thinning needed.  Here we plant garlic toward the ends of October.  I usually mulch mine with my asparagus ferns.

Comment by Randall Smith on October 1, 2016 at 7:20am

My onions and garlic were a bust this year (as was chard, beets, and squash). So, I'm envious. This is the first year I froze corn ON the cob. It microwaves nicely. However, it takes up too much freezer space.

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 1, 2016 at 5:39am

Oh!  I so much wanted to pick-up one of those ears and crunch into it!

Comment by Plinius on September 30, 2016 at 11:43pm

Beautiful harvest, Daniel!

Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on September 30, 2016 at 8:54pm

Planted garlic today. First crop planted to harvest in 2017. That assumes the world won't end sooner than that. :-)

I think I bought these starts in 2001 and have been growing them ever since. The variety is Inchelium Red. It's an heirloom variety from the Colville Indian Reservation in Inchelium, Washington.

Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on September 30, 2016 at 8:50pm
Today's Harvest.

The sweet corn variety is "Bodaceous." I give it a 10 out of 10. Earlier I had "Mirai" - too sweet and not such good corn flavor. This year "Bilicious" and "Trinity" were also good in my garden. "Trinity is a little sweeter and not as rich corn flavor, but is shorter season so good to plant for earlier harvest.

Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on September 30, 2016 at 10:21am

Randy, that raspberry wine sounds like a lot of fun!  Great home science project!

Don I grew storage onions this year, but not as many.  We harvested them in July here, and Im 2/3 through them now.  This was our first year growing them.  Do you use seeds, plants, or sets?  I used sets but thinking about starting seeds in 2017.

We are 2/3 through our russett and yukon gold potates too.  Planning to start twice as many next year.

If I have the energy, today I want to pull out the corn stalks and plant garlic.  It's time to do that now.


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