Godless in the garden

Information

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: 175
Latest Activity: 3 hours ago

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

The Top 10 Things To Do In Your Garden This Fall

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo 3 hours ago. 15 Replies

The Hen in Winter

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by k.h. ky Aug 18. 11 Replies

Soil: regenerative land management

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Aug 10. 11 Replies

Compact Bed Geometry

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 29. 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

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

Loading… Loading feed

Comment Wall

Comment

You need to be a member of Godless in the garden to add comments!

Comment by Randall Smith on August 9, 2015 at 6:56am
Daniel, I thought I'd heard it all. Blackberry Boogie is a new one for me. Loved it!
I've been trying to weed my garden, especially strawberries, but the insects drive me out. Mosquitoes, gnats, deer flies, sweat bees, and regular flies are among the culprits. I've tried Deet, citronella, even garlic. Nothing works. Guess I'll just have to wait for winter weather to kill the weeds.
Comment by Joan Denoo on August 8, 2015 at 11:57pm

Daniel, Blackberry Boogie got me dancin' with my toes. 

Randy,  Vine borer worms devastated my squash plants from Alaska to WA. state, to Texax and to Washington, D.C. How can one little species of butterfly do so much damage in so many places? I have concluded the only way to gain control is in prevention processes. 

1. Mosaic viruses: plant resistant varieties; cover plants with floating row covers. 

2. Squash Vine Borers: start plants early, indoors; don't plant squash in same ground each year, rotate with other plants; import parasitic wasps; use floating row covers; harvest crop and destroy vines, I don't add them to my compost heap.

 Vine borer worms

Comment by Daniel W on August 8, 2015 at 9:53pm

It's Blackberry Pickin' Time around here


Singer iz Suzi Arden
Thumbs Carlille on the Stratocaster
Comment by Daniel W on August 8, 2015 at 11:12am
Spud, looks like you will have some good squash.

I just started growing more types last year. Now squash is a big favorite for me. No wonder they were a major Native American food.
Comment by Idaho Spud on August 8, 2015 at 7:53am

Randy, it sounds like you have a large number of problems to contend with, but I would guess your large garden makes up for them to some extent.  Some things will always survive.

Comment by Randall Smith on August 8, 2015 at 7:14am

Spud, you should have a nice squash to eat this winter. Vine borer worms have decimated both my summer and winter squash plants.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 7, 2015 at 11:49am

This strange looking fellow (strange to me anyway) is an Early Acorn Hybrid squash.  I planted it late, but it will probably produce some because it's on the hot south side of the house.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 6, 2015 at 4:48pm

When reading about Bumblebees, I came across the sad news that they are declining in number like honeybees.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 6, 2015 at 4:47pm

Yes Joan, it sounds like we have similar weather, at least in the last couple of weeks.

Bumblebees wear fur coats.  That made me smile Chris.

Comment by Plinius on August 6, 2015 at 12:49pm

Bumblebees wear fur coats, so they're always earlier than bees.

 

Members (174)

 
 
 

© 2015   Atheist Nexus. All rights reserved. Admin: Richard Haynes.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service