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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
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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

What Killed My Chicken - How To Know

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud 15 hours ago. 1 Reply

Polluting Yourself with Leaf Blowers

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Daniel Wachenheim on Thursday. 6 Replies

Willow tree

Started by Thomas Murray. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 15. 12 Replies

Front yard gardening. Edible Estates.

Started by Daniel Wachenheim. Last reply by k.h. ky Sep 15. 14 Replies

Archer Strawberry

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 15. 2 Replies

Deer Fence Installed! But Where's the Mulch?

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Randall Smith Sep 6. 1 Reply

My Farm Failures - Revealed Justin Rhodes

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Aug 15. 2 Replies

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Comment by Idaho Spud on August 8, 2015 at 7:53am

Randy, it sounds like you have a large number of problems to contend with, but I would guess your large garden makes up for them to some extent.  Some things will always survive.

Comment by Randall Smith on August 8, 2015 at 7:14am

Spud, you should have a nice squash to eat this winter. Vine borer worms have decimated both my summer and winter squash plants.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 7, 2015 at 11:49am

This strange looking fellow (strange to me anyway) is an Early Acorn Hybrid squash.  I planted it late, but it will probably produce some because it's on the hot south side of the house.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 6, 2015 at 4:48pm

When reading about Bumblebees, I came across the sad news that they are declining in number like honeybees.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 6, 2015 at 4:47pm

Yes Joan, it sounds like we have similar weather, at least in the last couple of weeks.

Bumblebees wear fur coats.  That made me smile Chris.

Comment by Plinius on August 6, 2015 at 12:49pm

Bumblebees wear fur coats, so they're always earlier than bees.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 6, 2015 at 11:29am

Daniel, your morning glory colors add a lovely element to your gourds. Your photos reveal a lovely scene; your garden stories inspire me. 

Randy, I like your story of the nectarine seeds and their progress. Glad to learn electric tape will keep raccoons out of your patch. I expect we will have to deal with that challenge as well. Thanks for the information. Your freezer must be filling up quickly.

Spud, this cold spell after such a hot stretch and yesterday we had very high winds. We have a lot of smoke in the skies. Does your weather sound like mine? We are mostly under the same weather patterns, I think.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 6, 2015 at 7:52am

Randy, good to know that an electric fence keeps out raccoons.

Thinking about the Bumbles, It may be that they are not only here in early morning, but all day.  I probably only notice them in early morning because I usually only work in the early morning. 

Yesterday was cloudy, cool, and sprinkling off & on.  I briefly went out in the afternoon and saw a Bumblebee, but no honeybees.  I read that Bumbles can function in the cold because they can warm their bodies and honeybees can not.

Comment by Randall Smith on August 6, 2015 at 7:26am

Yes, Spud, my red raspberries are blooming too. Not many honeybees, but lots of bumbles.

In the past two days, I've put up (freeze) applesauce and brocolli. Green beans and corn are next. My electric fence has kept out the raccoons, thankfully.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 2, 2015 at 10:40am

I've been pleased to see Bumblebees in my Raspberries the last few days.  I see them in the early morning, before many honeybees get here.

 

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