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: on Thursday

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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

Discussion Forum

The Broadfork Chicken MIRACLE

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Oct 8. 4 Replies

What Killed My Chicken - How To Know

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Daniel Wachenheim Sep 28. 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 Barbara Livingston on June 25, 2015 at 7:53am

Hang in there Randall. We actually had two whole days without rain - the grass dried and I was able to mow the lawn. My butternut squash and one lone monister-sized cantaloupe are ripening! 

Comment by Randall Smith on June 25, 2015 at 7:31am

Crap--another inch of rain overnight. And more is forecast.  Fields are flooded. When they have to close a golf course, you know there's a lot of water. 

Comment by Randall Smith on June 23, 2015 at 7:25am
I began weeding my green beans and was surprised to see actual green beans hanging down! So, as soon as I get off the computer, I'm going out to pick them. Now I have to toss out last year's freezer beans. Ouch. Grin and bear it.
Comment by Joan Denoo on June 21, 2015 at 10:18pm

Barbara, I am sorry to learn diatomaceous earth did not work for you. Sounds like you found a remedy that works for you. I have a lot of Equal in my basement. I don't like the metallic taste. Now, I can use it on any future ant problems. Thanks for the tip.

Comment by Barbara Livingston on June 21, 2015 at 8:17pm

Chris, I took advantage of no shipping charge at Amazon and stocked up on colouring books today. I won't have to go out for months, lol. I found a coloring book to match the ORIGINAL Secret Garden, yeahhh!

Joan, I'm trying the baking soda/equal route with the ants. It has definitely reduced one large, and eliminated another. Or I think it has, it may just be all the rain has driven them underground.  Once it stops raining and dries out completely they may come back or revive themselves. We'll see. I tried DE, and they just ignored it.

Spud, that is probably what I should have done with my strawberries. Next year I'm going to plant in hangers and get them up off ground. 

Comment by Plinius on June 21, 2015 at 2:16pm

I can almost see you, Barbara: the quiet concentration on plants, animals or beautiful things. The same here - I finished colouring my second mandala today.

Comment by Idaho Spud on June 21, 2015 at 2:15pm

When I planted my 2 Alpine strawberries almost 4 weeks ago, I pulled off all the flowers and just developing berries, so they wouldn't loose energy on berries until they established themselves.

I let any new ones alone, and today I found a small berry that had red on top and a light yellow bottom.  I gave it a slight tug 90 degrees to the stem, and it came off easily. 
The flavor was dissapointing to say the least.  Very bland.  I'll wait longer before picking the next one to make sure it's ripe.

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 21, 2015 at 1:05pm

Barbara, what do you do to get rid of fire ants? Does the diotomacious earth work for them. Your weather may be too wet for that remedy. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 21, 2015 at 1:02pm

Randy, I am very interested in your opinion of Gardens Alive. They are pricey, and I use a lot of their plant foods, even though I mix a lot of my own from formula recipes I get from an ancient Rodale book of formulas. I feel I have better control over what goes into my soil. At least, I know what goes in. 

Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on June 21, 2015 at 10:41am

I'm really enjoying reading everyone's posts.  It makes me feel like I am walking around in your yards and gardens.


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