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

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Comment by Daniel W on April 8, 2016 at 9:25am

Randy, it's good to know you are out in the yard and garden.  I have been turning my new garden plots by hand.  Don't know how far I will get.

We are having such an early Spring and even hot weather, I might be getting ahead of myself in planting.  The soil temp is in the 70s.  I think I will plant some flint corn for the chickens.  If it frosts in a month and kills it, the soil will be ready to try again.

Comment by Randall Smith on April 4, 2016 at 6:44am

Despite the awful weather (wet, cold, and windy), I did get potatoes and onions in the ground. Also rolled my yard. Some people say that's bad, but I can't remember why.

Comment by Randall Smith on March 28, 2016 at 7:49am

And I did get the garden(s) tilled yesterday! The ground worked up better than I thought. Perhaps after all these years, the soil is more loamy and less clayey, leaving fewer clods. Now, to plant potatoes. Parsnips wintered nicely (in the garden), which I'm now enjoying the taste of.

Comment by Daniel W on March 27, 2016 at 9:13am

Chris, that sounds like a vegetarian Easter egg hunt!  Nice red beets!

Comment by Plinius on March 27, 2016 at 9:11am

I started the roof garden season by sowing a lot of vegetable under glass and plastic. In a corner I found some winter beetroots big enough for the pan. Nice!

Comment by Daniel W on March 27, 2016 at 9:07am

Randy, sometimes those younger, stronger people can be handy.  Especially for fixing rototillers. 

I thought St. Patrick's day was the day to plant spuds and peas, but every climate is different.  The first batch that I planted are growing, got through a frost with minimal damage, and look good.  They might not produce, they were sprouted with very long sprouts.  I planted more last week, and maybe another row this week.

I long to hear from Idaho Spud as well.

I was over-enthusiastic with some of my early planting.  The radishes, turnips, kohlrabis, early greens, failed to thrive, so I intend to start them over.  I'm wondering if it was slugs as much as the chill, that limited them.  What really took off and looks lush and vigorous - are the fava beans.  I never grew them before.

Ah the weeds, they do take over!  With the rain and rain and rain, they are beautiful and green.  There were some breaks from rain last week, so I hoed a few rows.

Comment by Randall Smith on March 27, 2016 at 7:10am

YES! With a little help from a stronger, younger person, I got my rototiller started. I mean, it's only 38 years old, so why shouldn't I expect it to be "difficult". Now it's time to dig in, so to speak.

Comment by Randall Smith on March 18, 2016 at 7:39am

With all the warm days we've had (6th warmest March on record thus far), my garden is green--with weeds and grasses! Dang. I might try and plant some early potatoes this weekend. Isn't St. Josephs Day (19th) the time to plant spuds? (Speaking of which, where is our man from Idaho?)

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on March 13, 2016 at 1:25pm

We had a little cutting garden with eight rose bushes. They did great every year until about the time they started blooming, and then the deer just trashed them. We gave up and changed over to dahlias.

Comment by Daniel W on March 13, 2016 at 1:09pm
BB it's beautiful!

In my neck of the woods, marauding deer just came through and ate all of the sprouting growth from Ning's roses. Damn deer. I discovered the Fred Meyer carries Milorganite, which is considered a good deer repellant, so we'll give that a try. Milorganite is treated sewage solids from Milwaukee - "Mil-" is considered organic "-orga-" and is a good source of slow release nitrogen "-nite". It's stinky, but with the rain rain rain, I don't know if it will help.

Ironic that we actually buy a product that is made from sewage in Wisconsin then shipped 2000 miles to the west coast, like we don't have sewage here.

Lots of blooming. Potatoes snd favas are growing. nights into 30s, days into 50s here.
 

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