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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: 13 minutes 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

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Comment by Joan Denoo on October 7, 2015 at 3:00am

I planted the first seeds in the greenhouse on Sept. 8 and we had our first salad on Oct 4 and again tonight. Lovely flavors, mild and some spicy. The spinach is especially nice. I cut it just before serving dinner and make a lemon/olive oil dressing with a few herbs and spices. I don't want to overpower the new greens. So far, they have been delicious. I thought I planted bush beans and it appears they are viney ones. One side of the greenhouse has many bean plants climbing up the wall and falling over on each other. So far, no blossoms. I'll try again in the spring. Radishes of several kinds, many varieties of lettuce, grow quickly and taste good. The kale, carrots, beets have lovely growth and so far, they are not mature enough to eat. I'll thin the beets tomorrow and cook the greens. Cabbages look beautiful, especially the Bok Choy.

Sorry, I have no photos to send. I have been unable to send photos since I upgraded. Laura, Larry, or Michelle will help me when they have time. 

Laura takes care of everybody and we all depend on her for assistance. She carries the load very graciously, tending to her business, doing Larry's accounting for his business, helping with her grandkids when Michelle and Laurie need help. She is available for me whenever I ask her and she sometimes helps me when I don't ask. When a fire call comes in, she is often the first to respond. She is one remarkable lady. 

Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on October 6, 2015 at 9:01am
Randy, I figured out how to change to comment settings on the blog. They should appear instantly now.
Comment by Randall Smith on October 6, 2015 at 7:48am

Daniel, I see you have a new avatar. Also, some new garden blogs I'll have to check out.

Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on October 5, 2015 at 8:30am
chris,
i really hope you get that sorted out. Workplace harassment is hell. Meanwhile, I hope you find some respite among your garden plants.
Comment by Plinius on October 5, 2015 at 12:54am

Not into seclusion Randall. From the day my husband came home ill, we've been trying to analyze the situation that led to that - to prove workplace bullying is an enormous job... 

Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on October 4, 2015 at 2:46pm

Randy, I wish I knew better how to foster more involvement in Nexus.  It's probably normal for people to come and go.  We all have different needs and wants.  I love reading what everyone does, especially on topics like gardening and food.  Also societal matters of great importance, of course.  All of what makes us human.

I hope you enjoy your trip through WA.  It's one of the most beautiful places around.  My unbiased opinion, of course.  High desert, volcanoes, mountain ranges, ocean, forests, coastal mountain ranges, vineyards, orchards, Columbian river gorge...

Here's most of the squashes.  The pink banana squash was 18 pounds. 

Comment by Randall Smith on October 3, 2015 at 7:26am

It's wonderful to hear from the two of you, Joan and Daniel. It appears many A/N stalwarts have gone into seclusion. I'm sorry you both are feeling a little under the weather. I'll be passing through your state on Oct. 15th as I take Amtrak's Empire Builder up and around the northern states and down to Sacramento to visit two of my children and one grandchild. 

Washington is one of 3 states I've never been to (Del. and Alaska). Looking forward to seeing the landscape. I'll wave as I pass through.

Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on October 2, 2015 at 3:24pm
Joan, do you know what variety of sppkes you have?
I go my first taste of Queen Cox, Rubinette, and Pristine this year. Not many apples, but quite a treat. Some others were not so good. Asian pears were also wonderful.
Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on October 2, 2015 at 1:35pm
Joan, Its really nice to see your comments here. When you are here I feel better.

The deer are so comfortzble here Ning had to throw sticks at them to get them to move. and they just got out of the way of the sticks. There are no predators. I told him to hit it over the head with a club, then he can make deerburgers. He isnot i terested indoing that. I have fences for each raised bed and each fruit tree. It is a hassle.
Comment by Joan Denoo on October 2, 2015 at 1:13pm

I am in the process of canning our apple crop from our young tree. There are virtually no worms and I don't know why. Whatever Laura and the family did, worked. I'll have to find out what to do to keep the worms out. 

We are watering the big patches of clover Laura seeded. The plowed ground has a pretty green hue as clover seeds sprout. 

 

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