Godless in the garden

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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!

Location: Planet Earth
Members: 180
Latest Activity: on Saturday

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

Old and Green. Gardening with an older body.

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Saturday. 33 Replies

An Herb Garden for Chickens

Started by Joan Denoo on Friday. 0 Replies

Using Chickens in a Food Forest

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by k.h. ky Jul 17. 15 Replies

Crisis garden annuals

Started by Larry Martin. Last reply by Larry Martin Jul 11. 4 Replies

Growing Tomatoes in Martian Soil

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 7. 6 Replies

Bring On The Soldier Flies!

Started by Joan Denoo Jun 5. 0 Replies

Urban Permaculture

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jun 3. 1 Reply

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Comment by Randall Smith on July 20, 2015 at 7:10am

Another inch of rain this weekend. July record, with another 12 days to go. I've just about given up on weeding.

The good news is, I've caught 9 moles this year! And yesterday, I set my trap for "piney" squirrels (that's what I call them). Caught 3 in a matter of a few hours. Used walnut pieces for "bait". Drove them 2 miles away to release them. Far enough?

Now, if only I can catch those sweet corn loving racoons. My dog has been negligent in her duties.

Comment by Daniel W on July 19, 2015 at 4:04pm

Joan, that sounds like a wonderful time.  They are so fortunate to have you!  You will keep them enthralled with your stories for years to come.

Too hot!  Over 100 yesterday and today.
It's all I can do to keep up watering.

There were lots of fresh plums last week.  They all ripen at once.  made plum freezer jam.

Ditto with fresh figs.  So sweet.

Zucchinis of course ripening.  Also tomatoes.  If I can keep them from dying in the heat, there should be lots of squash this fall.  Corn doing well.

Comment by Randall Smith on July 18, 2015 at 7:13am

Ah, the wisdom of our elders. And to paraphrase Pogo, We have met the elders, and they are us!  Thanks for your comments, Joan.

Comment by Barbara Livingston on July 18, 2015 at 12:07am

Ahhh, Joan sounds wonderful. I'm happy that you are getting to enjoy the little ones. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 17, 2015 at 11:52pm

I spent the morning in the Generations Garden pulling weeds, with my five great-grandkids, talking about the meaning of words, why the cats like this garden for their poop and pee, how to kill thistles, whose turn to use the water-weeding tool, and stuff like that. I had an absolutely wonderful time and I think they did, too. 
A cherry tree is dying and I showed them how to cut out the dead wood and protect the living wood. Hopefully, we can save it.

The oldest one wants to pan for gold. I panned while living in Alaska, and my grandfather had a gold mine where my Dad and uncles helped him. Granddad had a ball mill stone crusher at his gold mine on the Salmon River near Lucile, Idaho. He also used a gold ore sluice box

Lots of new information exchanged between our generations. A sweet memory for me and hopefully for them. 

 

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 17, 2015 at 2:22pm

After the warm May, and hot June, July is disappointing me.  My Watermelon are probably not liking 80˚ F highs and 55˚ F lows, with dark clouds part of the day.

Comment by Randall Smith on July 17, 2015 at 10:05am

Looks like we're all experiencing extra heat. It really is too hot to be working in the garden  But if not, the weeds will take over.

Everything is coming on fast and strong, vegetable wise. Asparagus season is over, just in time for green beans, sweet corn, cabbage, new potatoes, summer squash, and oh, tomatoes!  Bring them on!

Comment by Barbara Livingston on July 17, 2015 at 8:58am

Wow, inspirational cabbage. :) 

Comment by Plinius on July 17, 2015 at 6:59am

Beautiful cabbage! I've messed up my plans for 50/50 vegetable/flower garden. On the market I bought cheese, fruit and fish and stopped  to smell the phloxes at the flower stall... So I came home with three big phloxes! The fragrance makes me happy.

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 17, 2015 at 5:38am

Wow!  What a cabbage.

 

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