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Godless in the garden

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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

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Comment by Barbara Livingston on April 6, 2015 at 10:07am

Chris, a friend sent me an email with various pictures of trees, the Jabuticaba was one of them.  I don't have room for another mature tree although if I did have the room I would try it. 

Since I have a little dog who investigates everything in the yard and two bunnies I let out to play occasionally I have to be careful I don't plant anything that might harm them - so "wicked" plants might be a good reference for me on what NOT to plant.

Randall, not having ever grown or even seen a Goji bush growing it has been a learning experience for me. They are still pretty floppy and I've wondered if I shouldn't be giving them some support. The label said they could get to 10' high and 5' wide. Do yours get that big?  It was my intent that they would act as a sunscreen for my bunny cage, with the edible fruit as a second purpose - keeping good permaculture principles in mind. :)

Spud, hard to imagine you getting snow - suppose to be 85 here today.  May you get all the snow you need!   

Comment by Plinius on April 6, 2015 at 9:28am

I hope the thaw sets in soon, Spud!

You're welcome, Daniel!

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 6, 2015 at 9:19am

Here comes the snow, dutndodo, here comes the snow, and I say, it's alright.  

At least it's better than nothing.

It just started snowing, and I like it because I've had very little H2O this winter.  But, not much snow and rain is predicted for this week either. :(

Comment by Daniel W on April 6, 2015 at 8:52am
Chris, thank you for the book review. Very interesting.
Comment by Daniel W on April 6, 2015 at 8:51am
I let moles do their thing. Moles are carnivores, eating little underground kritters, bugs, worms, caterpillars. They are messy but have a benefit. Also voles can use mole tunnels and voles are the destructive herbivores that chew plant stems and roots. I get a lot of vole damage. They have killed some nice trees. Unfortunately they dont eat blackberries here. NW blackberries can grow 10 feet high and make impenetrable thickets. I cleared out a couple hundred square feet of blackberries last weekend. Now my arms are covered with scratches.

Vole vegetarian. Mole meat eater.
Comment by Randall Smith on April 6, 2015 at 8:30am

Barbara, I seriously doubt if I get any fruit from the chewed down blackberry canes. Next year I'll fence them in.  My mole trap is supposed to kill them with spring loaded spikes. My usual method is to tramp down their runs and patiently wait for movement, then shovel them up and bang them on the noggin (sorry).  I have pesky voles, too. Not so easy to catch.

I think my goji plant is dead--no buds seen. :(

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 5, 2015 at 11:48am

Oooh, those Tayberries made my mouth water.  I think I'll plant one of them and other kinds of berries where my blackberries are now.

The kind of blackberries I have now are not the ones I remember loving so much.  These are not near as good.

Comment by Plinius on April 5, 2015 at 11:43am

I've enjoyed this book very much: http://www.amystewart.com/books/wicked-plants/ and realized that very many dangerous plants live in America. But there are enough plants to poison to your heart's content over here too. No, I have no plans, but I enjoy the info and the book is well written and beautifully illustrated.

Comment by Plinius on April 5, 2015 at 11:36am

What a wonderful tree! I never heard of it before. Something for your garden, Barbara?

Here are pics of the tayberry - it might be some time before mine shows fruit...

https://www.google.nl/search?q=tayberry&biw=1573&bih=765&am...

Comment by Barbara Livingston on April 5, 2015 at 8:54am

Can you imagine having this in your backyard?!

Jabuticaba

 

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