Godless in the garden


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


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

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

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Comment by k.h. ky on January 19, 2015 at 9:53pm
We, locally, break a small branch of the bush, (but don't snap it in half) pull the broken branch down to the ground and weight it with a rock. It starts new bushes. Coming straight from, and still attached to, the main plant. I know it's called something else. It works with most bush plants
Comment by Daniel W on January 19, 2015 at 7:40pm

He needs a drain spigot hooked up to a hose, or a siphon. 

Those ducks are so funny.  I can't help but smile.

With so much juicy nutrient in the water, I bet his grass grows well.

Kathy, what is twigging?

My daffodils are about 2 inches tall.  They will grow very slowly for the next few months, then all of a sudden, it's Spring. 

Comment by k.h. ky on January 19, 2015 at 6:26pm
I uncovered daffodils in the yard today. Under some leaves. We've had an unusual warm sunny three days. I'm so sorry excited!
There is hope of spring.

Blackberries :would this be a good time to twig a couple of vines or would it be better to wait? The vines are still nice and healthy. The leaves are still almost green. Suggestions??
Comment by Joan Denoo on January 18, 2015 at 1:09am

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 17, 2015 at 1:46pm

How to build a self-wicking bed

"a step-by-step guide: How to build a wicking bed to conserve water and maximise food production. Sam designed and constructed this 'Wicking Bed' while studying permaculture at Djanbung Gardens in Australia."

Comment by Randall Smith on January 7, 2015 at 7:58am

Mmmmm. Last summer's potatoes, carrots, peas, asparagus, onions (and garlic), corn, and cabbage were the main ingredients for my vegetable soup I made yest. Should be good for 3 more meals.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 6, 2015 at 10:43pm

Patricia, and I was trying to add humor with my oil addition. Let's see if we can salvage this joke.

Well, I looked for a joke. Nada.



Comment by Joan Denoo on January 6, 2015 at 10:19pm

Daniel, did you have a lens inserted or are you wearing glasses? That is such good news. Glad you had it done, and it was an easy procedure. You will be able to see all those beautiful photos you sent us!

I Googled the January bird count for Spokane and the only bird reported in my neighborhood was a sparrow ... oh joy! Down along the river and in the prairies surrounding Spokane, other species appeared this January, so far. 

One of my projects this year, continue to try to bring in others species to my yard. A naturalist in the neighborhood agreed to assist me. 

Comment by Daniel W on January 6, 2015 at 9:32pm

Joan, the new lens is in place and totally refreshing - I'm now in a more "crisp", clear, brighter world.  I don't know why it was just the right - the ophthalmologist said there was probably a trauma to the head when I was a boy, and asked me if I could remember such an event - never heard of that being an issue before.  I think I am really right eye dominant, so even though the left one is ok, it could not compensate for the right being nonfunctional.    It took many visits to eye care to get a diagnosis - the lens wasn't cloudy, it was rigid, permanently focused on about 3 inches from my face.  This made work more difficult, but mostly from the strong computer focus of what we do.  Also driving was becoming an issue.  Any worse, and could not continue driving.   Most of what I do at work is informational,  and communication, and what people say to me, and the data, is about 95% of what is needed.

The new lens is wonderful.  I just can't believe it.  I looked back at some garden photos - wow!

Back to the climate, glad it's melting in Spokane!  That means it is not permafrost!  Same for you Patricia - hope you are not getting cabin fever!

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 6, 2015 at 2:17pm

Patricia, never give up on humor please. "fries, ketchup, & vinegar" make a delicious combination and would be a profitable plant if developed. Can't you see it now, a plant with fires, tomatoes and apple cider vinegar growing from its trunk!

Above freezing temperatures last night and today. Melting ice, HOORAY!


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