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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!

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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

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

Permaculture, Ben Falk

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jun 24. 1 Reply

Change, the only constant

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jun 16. 4 Replies

Change, the only constant

Started by Joan Denoo Jun 15. 0 Replies

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

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Comment by Daniel W on November 28, 2014 at 5:05pm

Chicken tractor ideas - there are zillions.  Could be a good winter project.  The biggest challenge is making one that is easy to move.  I think wheels on both ends would be a good idea.  Bigger wheels - wagon or small bike wheels, light and easy to move - might work.

I'm about to order some pepper seeds.  Last year I started some at xmas - long time to grow inside, but it was a peaceful activity and I enjoyed it.

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 26, 2014 at 7:49am

Weather this cold doesn't usually come until January in Pocatello.  It is warmer this week, but the winds make the wind-chill nasty.

Comment by Randall Smith on November 26, 2014 at 7:15am

What a cold, miserable November. I usually can harvest small brocolli heads up to Thanksgiving. Kale and chard, too. Not this year. Boo hiss. Time to raid the freezer.

Comment by Randall Smith on November 24, 2014 at 7:38am

Cool, Patricia! I liked when your husband (I assume!) poked his head up. That's quite a hobby.

Spud, if your ground hasn't frozen yet, you might be able to harvest onions. I'm still getting the green tops.

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 23, 2014 at 7:54am

Sounds like a well-stocked root cellar Randy.  I'm jealous.

I wonder if I could find some edible onions in the ground this time of year.

Comment by Randall Smith on November 23, 2014 at 7:21am

The ground thawed out enough for me to dig up all my carrots. Talk about a mixed bag in size. Some huge, others teeny. The worms didn't get to them. I'll stick them in a bucket of sand and add them to my root cellar. Just another addition to my stash of potatoes, squash, onions, and fruit (apples and pears). If the "apocalypse" arrives, I'm all set!

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 18, 2014 at 11:36am

Arid Lands Permaculture, start at 5:00 to learn about fungus and permaculture. 

Comment by Barbara Livingston on November 17, 2014 at 9:32am

Joan, yes! same grinder in our house and used for a variety of things.

Randall, :) we were suppose to have a freeze, but my patio thermometer read 40F this a.m.  5" of snow! Nice snowmen?

Daniel, yes, I too like the re-cycling ideas. I went to local grocery and got cardboard to create walkways, but still need more. Your idea will work too. 

Comment by Randall Smith on November 17, 2014 at 8:02am

Five inches of snow has covered the garden. That's not all bad. The insolation might protect the kale, etc. from the 8 degree temps we're expected to have tonight. But I'm afeared the garden is shot for the year. Like Daniel, I'll begin planning for next spring. I like his (your) idea of reusing my dog food bags for paths and weed control.

Like B.sprouts, persimmons taste better after a freeze. And yes, the rule of thumb is, pick persimmons off the ground, not the tree. I shake the limbs. 'Possums and 'coons love them and keep the ground cleaned up. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 16, 2014 at 4:33pm

Patricia, what a wonderful roof garden, and a model for other buildings. Wish our city architects had something like that when they designed for the World's Fair in 1974. The plant lists offer some more options for my garden, too.  

Daniel, I wonder about your fig trees, and the other tender things you have been able to grow that I cannot. Your winter project may keep your mind and hands busy and you can stop and take naps with this kind of plan. 
Horseradish evokes very happy days in our home. All the aunts, uncles and cousins on my dad's side came over. We set up fans at the back of the garage pointing toward the garage door. The grinding tables were set up outside the garage so the fans blew as much air as possible away from the grinders to the outdoors. Tables held the hand grinders, you know, the old fashioned kind in those old kitchens. We had four or more grinders going. They ground into big bowls and we kids spooned the mash into sterilized jars. I can't remember if we canned them in a water bath. I know everyone involved in the project had tears running down their cheeks, men, women, children, and grandparents sitting and supervising. As I remember, we used vinegar to cover . 

Preparing a Horseradish Root

We had big potlucks with the world's bests cooks in our family. Everything was from farms and gardens in those days. Probably the only thing that was purchased was salt and coffee. 

We also used shredders 

 

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