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

Compact Bed Geometry

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Wednesday. 0 Replies

Soil: regenerative land management

Started by Joan Denoo on Tuesday. 0 Replies

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

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

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Comment by Barbara Livingston on July 6, 2015 at 8:34am

Randall, I too walk in the mornings. This week it was turtles - and in my garden it is toads. Just love nature's little critters. I hope yours leave you some corn. :)

My monster of a cantaloupe was okay, not as sweet as I hoped but just as good as any I've bought at store recently. I'm simply sore amazed at the amount of vines and blossoms needed to produce cucumbers. Ditto with squash. The Currant Tomatoes are not as tasty as I anticipated.  Eating my very first home grown produce is simply wonderful.  

Chris, it's surprising how much your kitty looks like my Abby. 

Comment by Randall Smith on July 5, 2015 at 7:43am
I usually walk the dog a half mile or so every morning before breakfast. This morning we saw a momma raccoon and 4 little ones. NOOOOO! They love sweet corn, and mine is just now tassling. Hopefully my dog will keep them away.
Comment by k.h. ky on July 4, 2015 at 11:03am
Thanks Chris. I'll look it up and find out which ones I have. The closed blooms look like a large cigar. When they open they are about the size of a salad plate.
Comment by Plinius on July 4, 2015 at 12:49am

I found four of them Kathy, perhaps you mean the cereus?

common name for several night-blooming plants, some with white flowers, including:

Comment by k.h. ky on July 3, 2015 at 11:13pm
And we've been under heavy rain too. Flash flood warnings have been posted for two or three days.
Randy, l didn't know your part of In was zoned 5.We're in zone seven l believe. Although I noticed in the old farmers almanac a couple of years ago that we were zoned six. I need to recheck that and see if I misread it.
Comment by k.h. ky on July 3, 2015 at 11:07pm
Lovely pictures everyone.
Does anyone else grow moonflowers? As the name indicates they bloom after the sun drops and look shiny, silver, and very large in moonlight. They well also bloom during the day if very heavy clouds hide the sun. They also smell wonderful. Similar to honeysuckle.
Comment by Plinius on July 3, 2015 at 9:37am

Good news, Randall! After the long rather cold spring we have a very hot week. Not much to harvest yet, only herbs, garlic and lettuce. The first butterflies are out and also a big black and white spider, hunting.

Comment by Randall Smith on July 3, 2015 at 7:20am

Enjoying fresh garden green beans, collards, raspberries, and peas, among a few other greens and reds, including my first tomato!

Comment by Plinius on July 2, 2015 at 12:46am

I think you love that old house, Joan, if only for the memories!

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 1, 2015 at 2:57pm

Happy 49th Patricia.   Joan, that's interesting.

 

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