Godless in the garden


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


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.


Tomatoes.  Myths and truths

Trees.  Tree tunnels.  Ancient tree planting. Plant commemorative trees

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Comment by Joan Denoo on April 2, 2015 at 10:56pm

My experience with squash and four o'clocks is they sprout very easily. In fact, I was surprised Daniel, when you planted four  o'clock seeds. They just come up all over my garden and have for years. 

My grandmothers used tuna cans to start seeds. Wonderful gardeners, both. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 2, 2015 at 10:53pm

Daniel, your peaches really are setting. We continue to have frost at night and will for the rest of the week. Sunday, we expect a bit of snow. This week has been one of graupel, piles of it.  The ground that has a nice new layer of manure was all white this morning. 

Comment by Barbara Livingston on April 2, 2015 at 10:40pm

I'm just happy it is alive and growing!  :)   Maybe fruit next year. I don't know why I'm so surprised, guess I expected it to be harder. We had nice gentle rain and my tomato plant just took off - heirloom currant - suppose to get 6' tall. Hard to imagine. Who knew you could just throw butternut and acorn squash seeds in dirt and they would grow like crazy!.  Yeahhh for mushroom compost!

Comment by Daniel W on April 2, 2015 at 10:12pm
Barbara, that's right. Most will not bloom twice in one year. But I dont know about citrus. Most figs do get 2 crops a year.

I'm glad to see you here. :-)
Comment by Barbara Livingston on April 2, 2015 at 10:07pm

Daniel, if a fruit tree blooms but fruit hasn't set does that mean it is done for this year?  It is self-pollinating?  Sort of a 'better luck next year thing"?

Comment by Daniel W on April 2, 2015 at 9:28pm

Wow, I LOVE that wind map.  Looks like a hurricane is brewing in the Philippines.  Wow!

Peaches are setting.  This is a containerized peach tree, I kept sheltered for the winter to prevent leaf disease.  Very pleased.

Started seeds.  Tomatoes, Peppers, Basil, and Marigolds.  Too early for beans.

I wanted to re-use containers from previous years, but it takes too much energy to collect them and clean them up.  This is kind of light, thin, plastic, and is reusable too.  I have it on a warming mat.  Also soaking seeds for okra and four o'clocks.   I have four  o'clocks coming up volunteer outside right now, so i can't explain why I am starting more inside.  I'm just a crazy guy.

Comment by Randall Smith on March 31, 2015 at 7:55am

Joan, in checking out your wind map, I see that Indiana has strong winds. Sure enough, the forecast is for gusty winds all day. We do have several wind farms nearby. If my SIL could afford it, he'd put a wind turbine up to generate electricity. Even with grants, it's still too expensive.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 30, 2015 at 2:26pm

I fell in love with this wind map. I know, I am boring you to death, but hey, what better thing do you have planned? 

Wind Map


Comment by Barbara Livingston on March 30, 2015 at 9:28am

Hi Chris, I just do a little bit each day and you are so right about it helping with the mood.  I like that you are gathering things for your garden - especially the things 'gifted' to you by friends. I just love those things I get that way as they seem to mean more than the things I can simply buy.

Thanks Joan.  Yes, doing better. For some reason my system is really sensitive to amount of water I drink and if I don't get enough I suffer from a bone-grinding fatigue/depression, which becomes like a vicious circle. Two days of heavy drinking is helping. (Water drinking that is). :)  Now to pay attention and keep it up.

Daniel, all those lovely fruit trees ... sighhh. Once producing, you will be giving away fruit by the buckets.

Randall, hard to imagine you are still a month away from Spring weather.  We had winter for a couple of weeks and are now headed for summer as our nights are holding in the low 60's.  My first order of business this morning is to make a run to Lowe's for pvc pipe to create a sunscreen for my bunnies out of 'coolarama' cloth, and am going to use the pipe for a frame.

Spud, I agree about our aging tastebuds - everything seems bland. Couldn't live without salsa or pico de gallo! (';') 

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 30, 2015 at 8:19am

Hope they get a decent settlement.


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