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
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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

Compact Bed Geometry

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Wednesday. 0 Replies

Soil: regenerative land management

Started by Joan Denoo on Tuesday. 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

The Hen in Winter

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by k.h. ky Jul 4. 10 Replies

Fruit Pests: Apricot

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jun 28. 3 Replies

Sentient Biped's Garden Blog. Happy to add a different feed if there are suggestions.

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Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 5, 2015 at 3:07pm

Just heard on NPR about grafting a tomato plant onto a potato, aka the "tomtato." Apparently it yields cherry tomatoes above ground and potatoes below. AKA "ketchup and fries."

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 5, 2015 at 2:01pm

Randy, rabbits make very good fertilizer producers. Dad raised rabbits when I was a kid just for the fertilizer. He invented a watering system to catch the water when he hosed the concrete rabbit platform on which the cages set. He rigged up a rain gutter so he could swing it 180 degrees that drained the water to each row. He built a canal system that was at the south end of the 50' row and could direct the water to each row. The rows sloped down in elevation as it went north. 

To water, he opened a valve on the water reservoir and let water drain into a canal and opened a gate letting water run the full length of one row at a time. Rabbit manure rich water flowed the full length in just a few minutes.  

You would think this process would create flies and smells, but it didn't. He also used straw for the paths and they became saturated with manure rich water. I would put a shovel in the ground and come up with a shovel full of earthworms.  

I couldn't eat rabbit. They were pets to me. 

I always had rabbits when the kids were growing up. Dad built hutches and brought them to me wherever we lived. We were a military family the first ten years of the kids lives. The military didn't want to ship my rabbits and hutches when we moved every two years. I also had huge gardens at every military base. I had to get permission to dig up the grass and put in vegetables. I gave my excess  produce away and always had more than we could eat. 

Maybe your little wild rabbit could be a fertilizer producer for you. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 5, 2015 at 1:40pm

Daniel, you look wonderful! So bright and sparkly. Yes, a mighty large pupil. Your typing looks perfect to me ... can understand every sentiment you write.

I understand the emphasis on netting blueberries. What fruit do birds like as much as blueberries? I will plant those for a bird feast in the bird feeding station.

 

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 5, 2015 at 1:35pm

Daniel - great to hear it was a success! I have cataracts forming, but not ready for the procedure yet.

Comment by Daniel W on January 5, 2015 at 1:26pm

The pupil should get back to normal in a few days.  More importantly, now I can see to read, and graft, and enjoy the flowers and trees and birds and bugs.  Before the right eye vision was like looking through wax paper.  Very happy with that result.

Comment by Randall Smith on January 5, 2015 at 8:00am

Daniel, good luck with the cataract surgery. Just had my eyes checked, and they're forming. No surgery at this time.

Tow days ago, I "caught" a rabbit in my animal trap (to catch those nasty "piney" squirrels). I thought to myself, "Good, one less rabbit to feast in my garden". But my conscience got the better of me, and after several hours, I freed him/her. I don't mind sharing my greens--it's the seedlings (like beets last year) that I want to protect.

Comment by Daniel W on January 4, 2015 at 8:16pm
sorry about my typos.
Comment by Daniel W on January 4, 2015 at 8:16pm
Josn, we put a net over our blueberries. But not the hazelnuts. I didn't get one hazelnut. I don't mind tho. I also netted the mulberry and some of the sweet cherries and figs.

kind of a hassle on trees, not bad for bushes.
Comment by Daniel W on January 4, 2015 at 8:13pm
Patricia, it sounds like a nice life.

I have been thinking about starting some cold season crops next month. Not much - greens, radishes, scallions, something cabbage family. In a poly tunnel raised bed. Maybe.
Comment by Joan Denoo on January 4, 2015 at 7:47pm

That sounds healthy, Patricia. Just so the winter doesn't prevent you from the things you like to do. I've looked up your area on Google Earth and it looks like beautiful country. I remember the photos you sent us early in your correspondence with us. 

 

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