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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

Compact Bed Geometry

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Wednesday. 0 Replies

Soil: regenerative land management

Started by Joan Denoo on Tuesday. 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

The Hen in Winter

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by k.h. ky Jul 4. 10 Replies

Fruit Pests: Apricot

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jun 28. 3 Replies

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

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Comment by Idaho Spud on February 25, 2015 at 4:40pm

In Concord California, my last house had ivy over the front.  I noticed it took paint off the windowsills when removed, and also took little chunks of brick off.  I didn't get rid of it because of that, and also I liked eating the snails that populated it.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on February 25, 2015 at 8:50am

I have areas overrun with English ivy too. I try to keep it contained, and I don't mind the look of it either. I'm hoping it will eventually take down a couple of ugly alder trees.

Comment by Randall Smith on February 25, 2015 at 8:21am

Ivy (of some sort) has taken over my yard. It grows up trees, my porch, everywhere. I hate spraying week killer, so what are you gonna do? At least I don't have to mow it--and it's green!

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 24, 2015 at 11:03pm

If kudzu were not so invasive, it would certainly provide mulch. Sad. but no one wants to let it get started. The same with Virginia Creeper. I bought some compost several years ago to use in my south garden and I have to do a daily tour and pull out the new growth. I hope I got it all last year. 

I wonder if goats will eat it. Would their digestive process kill the starts? It would be great to have goats and kudzu live in an erosion gully and have all that fertilizer. Do you think that would work? If so, just think of how nice it would be to recover all those eroded pieces of ground. 

Comment by Daniel W on February 24, 2015 at 10:37pm
If only we could get people to eat kudzu, maybe we would harvest it into oblivion!
Comment by k.h. ky on February 24, 2015 at 9:55pm
Patricia, that snow looks like what hit us last week. I believe we're all tired of it. I know l am.
Comment by k.h. ky on February 24, 2015 at 9:53pm
The kudzu that was imported from Japan to stop soil erosion, caused by mining in eastern ky, is a disaster. I've seen houses that it has covered. It's reported to grow between three and four feet in twenty four hours. Japanese beatles were imported to control the kudzu. The beatles decided they prefer our native plants and we all know how well that worked out.
The article l read said kudzu would become active again aftera dormant/dead period of as long as four years. Being rid of it, or the beatles, doesn't seem like it will ever happen.
So I'm very cautious of shipping or receiving plants that aren't native to the area or passed through the correct inspections.
Comment by Daniel W on February 24, 2015 at 7:35pm
I think the big issue with transporting plant material is disease, especially what affects agriculture. A lot of catalogs have limits, such as no grapes going to wine states, etc. I would not want to be the source of a plant virus epidemic or insect infestation either.

The catalogs probably have their products inspected. I bought an apple tree from Starks in Missouri - the package had multiple inspection stickers.
Comment by Joan Denoo on February 24, 2015 at 4:53pm
Comment by k.h. ky on February 24, 2015 at 4:36pm
Thanks Spud. You're welcome Daniel.

I know some plants are considered nuisance plants and it varies from state to state. Wisteria is in several states. Ky isn't one of them and that stuff goes wild if it's not pruned back harshly every year. I've been trying to cut it away from a friends porch for ten years now. It's gone up the walls and grown under the gutters and into the eaves. It may take dynamite to get rid of it. Lol
 

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