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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

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

What Killed My Chicken - How To Know

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Daniel Wachenheim on Wednesday. 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 Plinius on September 19, 2016 at 9:15am

I harvested a bag full of hollyhock and poppy seed, and I'll scatter them around the private parking lot downstairs. A few years ago I suggested to put some flowers there and they all applauded the idea, but when I started to do something about it, all went wrong. The car and bike owners followed me and began to whine: "No flowers there because... (about fifty reasons). " So now I'll sow in secret and dream of hollyhocks attacking the stupid cars.

Comment by Randall Smith on September 19, 2016 at 7:36am

My list of saved seeds would be extensive. Some things just do their own thing--dill and sunflowers, for example.

Comment by Plinius on September 19, 2016 at 12:59am

I guess not, Joan, borders are rather difficult.

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 18, 2016 at 4:15pm

Spud, have you had a killing frost yet? We haven't had our first light frost; however, Sept. is when we start getting some serious frosts. 

I imagine you have to cover your tender plants regularly, now. 

Is that clear space on E. Gould & Garrett Way a sand quarry? I forget, is your soil sand? Oh yes! I remember now, you had a problem keeping your young seedlings moist and you brought in a lot of compost. I enjoy your photos. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 18, 2016 at 4:02pm

Yes, I save all kinds of seeds: sunflower, phlox,Monkshood, Hollyhock from Turkey, borage, chives, Foxglove, Echinacea, forget-me-not, garlic, rhubarb, tomato. Sadly, my Greek Oregano died out that winter I was so sick. I guess that was 2013.

If anyone wants some seeds, let me know and I will send you whatever you want. 

I will need your mailing address.

Chris, can you receive seeds? 

Comment by Plinius on September 18, 2016 at 1:25pm
Hollyhock seeds, but I can't send them, customs would destroy them.
Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on September 18, 2016 at 12:56pm
Any one saving seeds? I've been collecting marigold, four o'clock, and day lily seeds, and once we are done with the Indisn corn will save some of my favorites to replant.

I hand pollinated the daylilies to create new hybrids. For marigolds, I'm mostly saving the brick-red single ones but also some doubles.

If the Chinese beans don't get moldy in the rain, I intend to save those for next year's crop too. And some squash and pumpkins.
Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on September 18, 2016 at 12:50pm
Ruth, thanks for the link. Very weird. I have not found any of my vegetables wearing lost jewelry.

Spud, we just got some rain today. It's a sign for me to really start winding down. I'm kind of tired anyway and glad the main part of the gardening season is coming to a close. There are still Chinese cabbages and Chinese radishes, turnips, and a few other things. I bought a Gravensteins apple tree at a local nursery - end of season sale and fall is a good time to plant. The spot is currently occupies by beans, but it will be ok for a few weeks in its container.

Joan, that's an incredible sunflower! I have a few in the 12 foot tall range. the seeds will go for chicken food this winter.
Comment by Idaho Spud on September 18, 2016 at 11:43am

The rain is finally starting here.  There was 0.64 inch a few days ago, and quite a bit it forecast starting in 3 days.  Not much for a lot of you, but a fair amount for this area.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 10, 2016 at 5:54pm
 

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