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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: 179
Latest Activity: 18 minutes ago

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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 Daniel Wachenheim 18 minutes ago. 2 Replies

Polluting Yourself with Leaf Blowers

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Daniel Wachenheim Sep 22. 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 Plinius on July 31, 2015 at 10:49am

Daniel, you don't know the failures we put under the carpet! 

Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on July 31, 2015 at 10:18am
Thanks all for the nice complements. I should confess there is a bias for success in what I show - for everything that grows, there is probably something that didn't. Looks like my biggest plum tree died this summer, loaded with plums at that. A cherry is almost dead, and a peach has failed to thrive for 5 years, so I want to pull it out this fall. The promising pawpaw and persimmon fruits fell off. Im not bothered by that, they are very young trees and I didn't really expect fruits this year on those. Plus there are the ones that are doing great and more than we can eat. Its all part of the evolutionary process and I love puttering in the garden. Fresh home grown filly ripened food from your own garden is so good!

Randy, so glad you will have persimmons this year. A true American fruit!

Sweet corn and pseudo BLTs today. Pseudo because I use vegetarian 'bacon'.

100s again. Looking very very dry around here. i cant handle being out in that, watered early. Saving marigold seeds now, and did some cross pollinating on daylilies to see what happens. This is a big year for me to save seeds, for some reason. Fruits and flowers.
Comment by Barbara Livingston on July 31, 2015 at 9:26am

All I can do is sit and 'sighhhhh' as I view the pictures and read about everyone's harvest.  Just amazing what you all are producing.  Daniel your blog info should be in a national magazine!

Comment by Randall Smith on July 31, 2015 at 8:35am

And I have one lonely plum and nectarine on my trees, Daniel. Boo hiss. Oh, but I have zillions of apples, pears, and peaches--and persimmons. Fall red raspberries are blooming. Gonna make wine out of them for the first time. Just received wine yeast (Amazon). Any suggestions?

Comment by Plinius on July 31, 2015 at 4:14am

Fantastic, Daniel!

Comment by Don on July 30, 2015 at 3:24pm

Beautiful, Daniel!

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 30, 2015 at 2:55pm

Daniel, what a great amount of good food you have.  Makes my mouth water!

Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on July 30, 2015 at 2:37pm

Randy, if you would like some more deer, you can come here and get them.   They can eat a 3 year old fruit tree down to nubs overnight!  And they are the reason many of my trees are surrounded by a circle of fencing, which makes weeding and maintenance a hassle but does keep the deer out.

Here are some of today's fruits.  The summer squashes also continue to produce, and we are getting some sweet corn, tomatoes, peppers, and blueberries.

My first apples and peaches from the Battleground place.  Both are especially bred for disease resistance without chemicals.   The plums were prolific this year.  These are "Hollywood", a burgundy plum inside and out.  More jam, if I have the ambition.

Spud, at least there's the berries!  I didn't get my watermelon plants into the ground in time.  I started seeds but ran out of steam.

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 30, 2015 at 1:51pm

The last two weeks have been unusually cold, so my watermelon may fail again, but my berries are looking great!

Comment by Randall Smith on July 27, 2015 at 7:40am

Enjoyed the photos, Daniel (as always). I'll check out your garden blog in a sec.

My electric fence surrounding my sweet corn patch wasn't working properly, I discovered (more raccoons). Two reasons: my iron posts were grounding the charge, and the wires were touching weeds and corn. I finally got brave enough to touch the wire myself to remedy the situation--hopefully! It's just a mild shock, but effective--again, hopefully.

One other update: I've officially caught 9 moles and 7 "piney" squirrels this searson. And I watched a couple of deer eating apples off the ground. No, I didn't try to catch them! 

 

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