Godless in the garden

Welcome to gardeners, growers of veggies, fruits, flowers, and trees!  


Welcome  backyard hen enthusiasts, worm farmers, beekeepers & composters!

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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


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.


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 on Wednesday. 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 Joan Denoo on June 28, 2015 at 9:05pm

Barbara, I know bagging is a chore, but it might be a good solution. I hope so. Remember to keep us informed next year; I hope you get some. OH! It was squirrels?! Those rascals. 

I was in my garden at 5:30 AM having breakfast. Mrs. Fat Tail Squirrel came over and sat beside me eating some treasure she found in the garden. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 28, 2015 at 9:00pm

Daniel, these peaches look exactly like the peaches I remember as a child and have not had since. I love the taste and to think you have so many now. So, the answer was to move it into a protected place. 

I love daylilies! They bloom as though they were proud to be on stage! The colors of your two radiate life. 

Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on June 28, 2015 at 8:20pm

It took me 15 years of trying to get a good crop of peaches.  By decent crop I mean more than 5, and of those no badly damaged ones.

Last fall I dug up one of the dwarf peach trees, planted in a container, and kept it out of the Pacific NW winter rains that carry a devastating fungal disease.  This year, no disease.  I've been keeping it on my deck.  Despite merciless thinning of baby peaches, they were heavy enough to break one small branch yesterday.  So I cut it off and pick those peaches.

I thought they were too firm, but on slicing they were just slightly so. Slightly tart, good yellow clingstone flavor. Heavenly! Daylilies are blooming now. I thought I didn't like them, but when I see some at the store on the too-dried-out-and-droopy-to-sell $1 table, I give in and buy them. Actually, I like them more every year. They are tough and sturdy and really very nice flowers.

Comment by Barbara Livingston on June 26, 2015 at 8:42am

Necatrines eaten = squirrels.  grrrrrr. 

Comment by Barbara Livingston on June 26, 2015 at 7:59am

Randall, well you are getting something for your efforts.  I guess I am too - I'm growing future shade! :)

Comment by Randall Smith on June 26, 2015 at 6:59am

Barbara, I don't know which is worse: having your nectarines eaten by some critter, or not having any to begin with (my case). And it hurts to see my apricots dropping from worms--plums, too. At least I have apples, peaches, pears, and persimmons.

Comment by Barbara Livingston on June 25, 2015 at 2:37pm

Spud, not a clue about the culprit. One day I was excited that the nectarines were growing and looked healthy. Next day just pits on the ground, completely clean pits.   Re the ants: until now I've just tried the baking soda/aspartame. I'm about to get serious.Once the cucumbers are finished I'm reclaiming the bed.

Comment by Idaho Spud on June 25, 2015 at 2:20pm

Barbara, perhaps you should try molten aluminum on the fire ants.

Do you have any idea what ate your nectarines? 

Comment by Idaho Spud on June 25, 2015 at 2:16pm

Sounds like you live in a swamp Randall.  I could use some of that rain.  I've had none for 9 days, and then only a tenth of an inch.  Very little for the last month.

Comment by Barbara Livingston on June 25, 2015 at 12:04pm

Shoulda, coulda, woulda.  Brand new tree, only 3 nectarines on it. I thought about bagging them as Daniel has written about.  Now I know why he does it. Better luck next year, eh?


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