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!

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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

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.

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Comment by Randall Smith on March 13, 2015 at 7:53am

Chris, I've always maintained that if you're going to grow something, it might as well be edible. Herbs are great to grow in containers. Zucchini sounds interesting. The same theory is true for trees. Fruit and nut trees gives one blossoms (and bees) and delicious fruit--more bang for your buck!

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 13, 2015 at 7:49am

Sounds like you're going to have a nice garden Chris.  I'm also looking forward to pictures of it.

Comment by Plinius on March 13, 2015 at 2:13am

The new containers for my roof garden arrived! It's a mess while I transfer earth and compost to the new containers and clear out the broken old stuff, but it's beginning to look good. The surviving perennials get replanted and I even planted courgette seedlings - zucchini. Can't wat to see what happens!

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on March 12, 2015 at 8:04am

I've got the moles back in action too. The cat occasionally snares one, but not often enough!

Comment by Randall Smith on March 12, 2015 at 7:56am

Spring MUST be close at hand: the moles have become active; a family of chipmunks have been seen chasing each other around; squirrels and rabbits are checking out the yard and garden; robins and redwing blackbirds have been sighted. Oh, my dog is having a field day!

Comment by Daniel W on March 11, 2015 at 6:51pm

Randy, it will come!  My persimmon buds are swelling.  Yours will soon, too.

From the yard, some floral sunshine on a rainy NW day.

Comment by Randall Smith on March 10, 2015 at 7:24am

Hurray! It was warm enough to melt snow and for me to get outside. I pruned my raspberry canes and cut down my ornamental grasses. Still too wet to get into the garden. Patience is required.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 8, 2015 at 4:01pm

Don, the long brown building, is the planting shed, tools room, tractors, and mowers storage area. That is where I hang out with my pals. There are no residences on the park, but when wealthy mine owners from the Coeur d'Alene, Idaho mines and lumbering families from these forests, they built homes all around the park. Cutter designed the mansions. My house is a smaller house built by trades people before 1900. 
I am trying to get a Google Earth map over here and not succeeding. I'll keep working on it. 

http://www.manitopark.org/Manito-Park-Info/Manito_Park_Map.asp

There are volcanic outcroppings all around the park, and the park itself is in a kettle with many springs. There used to be a spring under the north side of my home' foundation that has dried up. There continues to be water under my south house foundation because it sits on an ancient pond. We know the peat is at least 40 feet deep under my garden that lies to the south of my house. 

When I  started the remodel, we dug and then drilled to find solid footing for the south foundation and had to either go 40 feet for bedrock or build pans under foundation posts. I chose pans because they were cheaper than drilling. 

Now my big old lady dances spring and autumn and sings me to sleep. There are cracks all over the inside drywalls and very few on the outside stucco. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 8, 2015 at 1:28pm

Beautiful peach blossoms Daniel.

Beautiful garden Joan.

Comment by Daniel W on March 8, 2015 at 9:58am

Joan, the flowers are Bonanza peach.  Genetic dwarf.  The dwarfing effect is due to highly shortened internodes, which results in both small size and lavish bunches of flowers on the stems.

 

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