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

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Comment by Barbara Livingston on January 2, 2015 at 3:48am

Daniel, when you first posted information on bagging fruit trees I thought it was a crazy labor intensive idea seeking 'perfect' fruit. Now I'm sitting here remembering all the nylon curtains I got rid of last year and how handy it would be to have kept them. The people before us knew what they were doing, eh?

I'm going to seminar January 17th on pruning fruit trees and will bring home nectarine and orange trees. I'm eager to see if they mention "training" the trees as you are doing. 

Ordered bunny hutch and will be getting two California bunnies by the end of January. I 'chickened out' - decided they would be too messy in my small space.

Decided against buying an older truck with many miles, opted to buy car with nice cargo area for hauling bags and pay the delivery fee for dirt by the yard.  I think it's called choosing your battles. 

Don, brrrr. Your pic brings back memories of my snow shovelling days.  

Comment by Daniel W on January 1, 2015 at 10:28am

Don, you have a beautiful garden!  Glad it has a chance to rest and recuperate, no weeds to pull, no maintenance needed for a while.  Then, back to happy gardening!

Here today it's an unusual but not unheard of 18 degrees.  We get a few days like this every winter.  Most of the time it's rainy and mild.  I need the gardening break but am anxious for the sap to flow and get out my grafting knife, and anxious for some fruit trees to come in the mail and get out the shovel to plant them.

Comment by Don on January 1, 2015 at 10:11am

My garden, July 30 and December 30.  Seed catalogs are already arriving.  Looking forward to another growing season.

Comment by Randall Smith on January 1, 2015 at 7:15am

It may be a new year starting today, but I'm still eating "last year's" garden goodies. It's mostly frozen or shelved, but still delicious. I can't begin to list them all..

Have a great godless garden in 2015, everybody!

Comment by Daniel W on December 28, 2014 at 5:50pm
Patricia if the guard elk keeps the other animals away Im all for it. Ning wanted a llama for the same purpose. Im favoring a cougar or leopard.
Comment by Daniel W on December 28, 2014 at 5:49pm
Spud thanks for the great video. Deer are my #1 frustration. They can and do take a plum or app,e or pear tree that you have nurtured for 3 years, and eat it to nothingness overnight. Rabbits ate all ofmy onions. According to the book they wont eat onions, but I've had trouble teaching my rabbits to read. i dont mind moles too much but the damn voles are like underground or ground level deer.

Now most of my young trees have a circle of fencing 5 feet high. In a narrow space, my deer dont jump the fence so far. Foe voles, I wrap young trunks with 1/4 inch hardware cloth. Next project is chicken wire boxes on the raised beds for veggies favored by bunnies.

That fence is interesting. I should try that.
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on December 28, 2014 at 4:56pm

Excellent thought! Do they have good hourly rates??

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 28, 2014 at 4:55pm


Comment by Bertold Brautigan on December 28, 2014 at 4:38pm

Great tip, Spud, thanks. I've had to get rid of every rose bush I had because the deer and elk were just trashing them the moment they started blooming.

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 28, 2014 at 4:09pm

For you peeps that have trouble with deer eating you plants, I just saw a show on the TV show "Growing a Greener World", that showed how to make a small simple fence that fools deer into thinking they can't jump over it.  Here is the video of the show.  The simple fence is at 10 minutes:



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