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
Members: 179
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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


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 January 13, 2016 at 8:57am

Good to return from my short trip and see Spud's name added to the comments here. Sorry his situation is what it is.

And I feel so sorry for Barbara. Setbacks can be discouraging.

Comment by Plinius on January 12, 2016 at 7:50am

Glad you're all right, Spud, and I hope things will get easier for you!

Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on January 11, 2016 at 5:46pm

Spud, really glad you are OK.  Figured you were, but still glad to hear from you.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 11, 2016 at 4:26pm

Daniel, I enjoyed the adorable little atheist gardener video.  Too bad it's no longer available.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 11, 2016 at 3:37pm

Thanks Bertold.  And, thank you all for your concern.  That's what I meant in my first post, but after reading it again, it could be interpreted that I was only thanking Joan.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 11, 2016 at 3:28pm

December has been colder than normal.  Got down to negative 10° F one morning, but temperatures are back to normal, or above now.  The high temps are going to rise above freezing this week.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 11, 2016 at 3:22pm

Spud, great to hear from you again. Happy new year and I hope all's well with you.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 11, 2016 at 2:56pm

Spud, I am so glad to read your comment today! I understand your struggle to make contact and in no way scold you for that. I m just relieved you did not get hit by a huge truck and turn into compost! 

What has your winter been treating you? 

We had a lovely snowfall that regenerated the water storage in the mountains. We now experience a thaw that is a little too fast. We may have some flooding. I hope the temperatures drop just a little until the soils begin to soften and then give us a nice, slow snow melt. Wishing is the best I can do to control the weather. Whatever comes, comes. 

Take good care, Spud. I/we miss you. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 11, 2016 at 2:45pm

Hello all.  Thanks for the concern, and your messages Joan.   I've only been going to the library for internet access about once per week for 3 hours.  Only enough time to pay my bills, buy some things I want, and look for some information I want.

The van is not a good place to do my inter-netting in the winter.  It's either too cold, or, when the sun in out, too hot on my head and too cold on my feet.

With my little bit of germaphobia, I've stopped using the library's chairs & computers, and it's a pain to carry a folding chair, folding table, and my 20 pound computer up the stairs to the adult section, but I may go back to doing that.

Sorry to hear about Barbara.

I've been enjoying eating on my large harvest of squash.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 11, 2016 at 1:28pm

I sent Spud several messages and have heard nothing. I have no idea who in Pocatello, ID, to contact.  

I did get a response from Barbara and she was so discouraged with the gardening experience, she tore up the hugelkulture and other wonderful projects she created hoping to be able to eat from her garden. She put so much energy into the effort she simply gave up. She has a trip planned to visit Ireland very soon. That lovely country, situated so far north, will not inspire her to go back to San Antonio, TX, and try again. 

Perhaps she will make a trip to the Mediterranean and see the lovely gardens that grow in that area. 

I encouraged Barbara to write a comment to the group.


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