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 Plinius on April 5, 2015 at 11:43am

I've enjoyed this book very much: http://www.amystewart.com/books/wicked-plants/ and realized that very many dangerous plants live in America. But there are enough plants to poison to your heart's content over here too. No, I have no plans, but I enjoy the info and the book is well written and beautifully illustrated.

Comment by Plinius on April 5, 2015 at 11:36am

What a wonderful tree! I never heard of it before. Something for your garden, Barbara?

Here are pics of the tayberry - it might be some time before mine shows fruit...


Comment by Barbara Livingston on April 5, 2015 at 8:54am

Can you imagine having this in your backyard?!


Comment by Barbara Livingston on April 5, 2015 at 8:45am

Chris, your Tayberry sounds interesting and a fun thing to add to your roofttop garden! Once it begins to grow I would really like to see pictures of the fruit.

Patricia, I agree with edible bargains. I simply love bargains and plants I get for free - so enjoyable when they grow. It's better than found money. 

Randall, :( sorry about your blackberry canes. This is my first time planting blackberries - will yours grow back enough to have fruit this summer?  I planted thornless canes hoping to avoid the pain you had to endure.

Funny how I actually bought, and keep spending money on housing for, two adorable little rabbits and you are fighting their relatives along with moles. I have voles in my yard - mysterious creatures - I never see them, just the little holes they make. Do I dare ask what you are doing with the moles you catch in your traps? 

We have rain again today!  It's been so long since we have actually had Spring rains that it almost seems unusual. Everything is absolutely green.  Definitely won't exceed WA, but its lovely, and my plants are enjoying the heck out of it.  

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 5, 2015 at 8:23am

Barbara, Daniel beat me to it, but I'll repeat.  Your yard is beautiful.    Sounds like a healthy tree.

Joan, it sounds like a wonderful time with your family.

Randy, I hope the trap is effective at getting rid of those underground critters.

Chris, those bargains sound like a good addition to your garden.

Comment by Randall Smith on April 5, 2015 at 7:41am

Enjoyable reading all your reports. Rabbits chewed down all my blackberry canes over the winter. 

I rolled my yard this past week, mostly to mash down all the mole runs and hills. Of course, they reactivated them right away. I finally bought and am using a trap. Moles are now in my garden, and that ain't good.

Comment by Plinius on April 5, 2015 at 1:28am

How good to read all your plans and projects! Yesterday I salvaged three plants from an outlet that was about to close, and they looked quite good when I unpacked them. Two blackcurrants and a tayberry - a hybrid between raspberry and bramble. Very small but they cost almost nothing, and it's exciting to see what such a find can do!

Comment by Daniel W on April 4, 2015 at 7:02pm
We'll see how this added keyboard does. My fingers are to big for the I-pad keypad, and it's been frustrating. Ning had an old add-on that has actual keys. So far, so good.

Barbara your yard is beautiful.

Joan, have a great time! Sounds like a lot of fun.

I just got back in after clearing out some blackberry brambles. It's like kudzu but with thorns. Plus took the little artist's paintbrush around pollenating pears, apples, cherries. Then saw some honeybees working the sour cherry flowers - they are doing their job. :-)
Comment by Barbara Livingston on April 4, 2015 at 6:42pm

Joan, the treasure hunt in the forest sounds like fun.  Such a fun family get together. 

Put a coolarama shade around my bunnies today. I'm hoping the heat/uv reducing cover along with bottles of frozen water will help them stay cool when higher temps arrive. Gdaughter of my neighbor is going to take my old hutch and use for chickens! Recycling at its best. 

Comment by Barbara Livingston on April 4, 2015 at 6:34pm

Daniel, I read your post quickly and went "oohhhh no!'  Then re-read and realized I'm not expert so I can let those little babies grow.  :)

The tree is right at 4', having grown a foot since January.


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