Godless in the garden

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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 Barbara Livingston on November 11, 2014 at 7:31pm

Daniel, I found this defnition of a food forest and I really like how they say that one can be made up of several property owners, each doing a part of the forest. I would certainly like to convince my neighbors to discontinue use of pesticides/herbicides and join me in creating one.  I don't think you would be presumptuous at all - take a look at the little picture - I'd say you are pretty darn close if not already doing it. 

As you mentioned before there are so many different ways to go about it. While waiting four hours for two recalls to be fixed on my car this morning, I read yet another book on permaculture and the author said it requires patience and time and often years to achieve.  

Joan, again it really a case of taking from each author/expert what interests us isn't it? I'm glad you too were able to glean some good ideas from the links.  

Bertold just simply pretty and I too like the presentation. :)

Spud, In spite of living on the farm until I was 14, somehow I never attached to a brain cell the information about soil, composting and other proper gardening techniques. I saw our garden as one huge space that had to be weeded - when I would rather be doing something else.  Ditto caring for the hundreds of chickens!  I guess some things we learn late in life.  This time I decided I would not waste money on doing it the wrong way. 

Randall, Bundle up! The cold finally came roaring into TX dropping temps by 40 degrees from yesterday.  

Worm report: They are alive and ate all the original food I gave them!  I'm on my way to growing dirt. 

Comment by Daniel W on November 11, 2014 at 3:12pm

I like neatness too, but it doesn't always like me.  Getting there.

Today I was off for a few hours, so mowed my little orchard.  I think it's pretentious of me to try calling it a food forest, but it's heading that direction.  Most of the trees have mulch, continuing from summer when I applied grass clippings.  Now in the fall, about half got maple leaves.  Once it's mowed the mulch is in place, it's fairly tidy.  But not in a way that landscapers would like.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 11, 2014 at 2:27pm

Barbara, I understand and agree with your dislike of the clutter of the permaculture garden. The way Lawton manages his life seems to be more chaotic than I like. So I looked at his designs and realize I can learn the principles and then do some things differently. For example, I can make berms by design and cover them with compost or chips and they look neat and clean. Also, with Fukuoka's design, I can use white clover as a cover crop and it is pretty, or some other plant choice. 

The neatness of a well trimmed lawn does not interest me.

Comment by Daniel W on November 11, 2014 at 11:15am

Bertold, your presentation is much nicer than mine.  I get occasional blooms during the year.  Mostly they are outside in the shade on east side of house.  Too easy to grow from cuttings - I start plants I have no more space for.  Sometimes I give them away.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on November 11, 2014 at 10:38am

We have about 10 of these babies too. They bloom about 6 months of the year. Nice now when nothing else is.

Comment by Daniel W on November 11, 2014 at 10:12am

Barbara, it sounds like some great memories.  Something to be nostalgic about.

Randy, be careful out in the cold!

We expect to be into the 20s tonight.  Not as bad as some places, but winter is here, for certain.

I don't buy these cactuses any more.  Went through a phase of picking one up now and then in the grocery store, during the holiday season.  Now I have about 8.  Cheerful this time of year.  They get minimal care - sit in shade during summer and fall, bring inside when they start to bud - Oct - repot once in a while, water when I remember.

Comment by Randall Smith on November 11, 2014 at 7:48am

Today (actually, only this morning) is my last chance to work in the garden before the weather turns brutal--highs in the 30's for a week at least. I have much to clean up. Picked my last good head of cauliflower to blanch and freeze. Still have kale, collards, carrots, some cabbage heads, and rainbow chard. Oh, and arugula.

Barbara, I was surprised to hear you were raised on a farm. Lucky girl, even though you didn't appreciate it at the time. Here I assumed you were a rookie in the gardening venture. I certainly feel like an amateur compared to Daniel, Don, Joan, etc. Anyway, I enjoy reading about your progressions (adventures?)! 

Don, you're right, of course. Pruning IS important. I'm giving excuses why I don't!

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 11, 2014 at 6:36am

Went outside at 2:30 AM and snowflakes were falling on my head.

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 10, 2014 at 3:42pm

He also took us out each autumn and gleaned several hundred pounds of potatoes that the large potato farmers' machines left on the ends of the rows.

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 10, 2014 at 3:40pm

Barbara, I like the benefits you're getting from gardening.  I get similar benefits.

I wasn't a farm boy, but my dad had about a half acre, where he kept a fairly large garden, and a huge patch of alfalfa that he fed to the rabbits he raised for food.  That's probably where I got my liking for rabbit meat.

 

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