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: 174
Latest Activity: 21 hours ago

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

Fruit Pests: Apricot

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Sunday. 3 Replies

Permaculture, Ben Falk

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jun 24. 1 Reply

Change, the only constant

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jun 16. 4 Replies

Change, the only constant

Started by Joan Denoo Jun 15. 0 Replies

Favorite Flowers

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Randall Smith Jun 8. 8 Replies

The Evolution of Ecological Consciousness

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jun 4. 1 Reply

Living in the forest

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud May 27. 6 Replies

Good plants that volunteer.

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Idaho Spud May 25. 17 Replies

Air-pots

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Daniel W May 2. 2 Replies

Air-pots

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud May 2. 1 Reply

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Comment by Randall Smith on January 7, 2015 at 7:58am

Mmmmm. Last summer's potatoes, carrots, peas, asparagus, onions (and garlic), corn, and cabbage were the main ingredients for my vegetable soup I made yest. Should be good for 3 more meals.

Comment by Patricia on January 6, 2015 at 10:52pm

We should plant a bush that will bloom with fries, ketchup, & vinegar. 

Then Rick can put stakes in the ground to hold the plant upright & then it can bloom beef stakes....tomatoes, & meat!

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 6, 2015 at 10:43pm

Patricia, and I was trying to add humor with my oil addition. Let's see if we can salvage this joke.

Well, I looked for a joke. Nada.

However,

 

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 6, 2015 at 10:19pm

Daniel, did you have a lens inserted or are you wearing glasses? That is such good news. Glad you had it done, and it was an easy procedure. You will be able to see all those beautiful photos you sent us!

I Googled the January bird count for Spokane and the only bird reported in my neighborhood was a sparrow ... oh joy! Down along the river and in the prairies surrounding Spokane, other species appeared this January, so far. 

One of my projects this year, continue to try to bring in others species to my yard. A naturalist in the neighborhood agreed to assist me. 

Comment by Patricia on January 6, 2015 at 9:53pm

I am getting some cabin fever because I can't just spur of the moment get out on the scooter. I have to book the go-bus & that can't be spur of the moment, but I don't always know when I want to get out. We aren't melting anything yet either. 

Comment by Daniel W on January 6, 2015 at 9:32pm

Joan, the new lens is in place and totally refreshing - I'm now in a more "crisp", clear, brighter world.  I don't know why it was just the right - the ophthalmologist said there was probably a trauma to the head when I was a boy, and asked me if I could remember such an event - never heard of that being an issue before.  I think I am really right eye dominant, so even though the left one is ok, it could not compensate for the right being nonfunctional.    It took many visits to eye care to get a diagnosis - the lens wasn't cloudy, it was rigid, permanently focused on about 3 inches from my face.  This made work more difficult, but mostly from the strong computer focus of what we do.  Also driving was becoming an issue.  Any worse, and could not continue driving.   Most of what I do at work is informational,  and communication, and what people say to me, and the data, is about 95% of what is needed.

The new lens is wonderful.  I just can't believe it.  I looked back at some garden photos - wow!

Back to the climate, glad it's melting in Spokane!  That means it is not permafrost!  Same for you Patricia - hope you are not getting cabin fever!

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 6, 2015 at 2:17pm

Patricia, never give up on humor please. "fries, ketchup, & vinegar" make a delicious combination and would be a profitable plant if developed. Can't you see it now, a plant with fires, tomatoes and apple cider vinegar growing from its trunk!

Above freezing temperatures last night and today. Melting ice, HOORAY!

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 6, 2015 at 2:09pm

Daniel, do you have your new lens already? 

Your presenting symptoms gave you lots of information that it was time to take care of the cataract. Do you know why your left eye is blurred? 

Have you had problems with your work as well? 

I am very glad you will have the visual acuity to do those things that you love to do. 

Comment by Patricia on January 6, 2015 at 1:09pm

Good to hear that Daniel, so pleased for you.

We had 2 solid days of snow so we're over a foot, but its light stuff. I guess the big equipment has to get here today as its garbage pick-up tomorrow.

Comment by Daniel W on January 6, 2015 at 8:05am

I must be really right eye dominant.   For 2 years, vision has been a constant and losing battle.  It was hard to see words on the computer.  Since this page is about gardening, it was difficult to see when grafting - important for keeping fingers as well as aligning cambium.  And portioning out seeds, and monitoring root formation on cuttings, inspecting buds, and reading garden guides.

This morning pupil size is back.  The computer screen looks brighter and more colorful. 

Back in business.  :-)    New lens, new muck boots, 2015 started very nice.

 

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