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!

Location: Planet Earth
Members: 179
Latest Activity: 21 hours ago

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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

My Farm Failures - Revealed Justin Rhodes

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Aug 15. 2 Replies

An Herb Garden for Chickens

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Daniel W Aug 1. 1 Reply

Permaculture Chickens Justin Rhodes

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 30. 1 Reply

Using Chickens in a Food Forest

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by k.h. ky Jul 17. 15 Replies

Crisis garden annuals

Started by Larry Martin. Last reply by Larry Martin Jul 11. 4 Replies

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Comment by Plinius on April 10, 2015 at 10:01am

So you don't really get used to the sun too! And perhaps you also walk at the shady side of the street.

Comment by Barbara Livingston on April 10, 2015 at 9:53am

Chris, one word - Sunblock. I have a large tube of #60 sunblock sitting on my bathroom sink and apply to my face and exposed arms, etc. every morning.  In spite of daily application I had a small carcinoma removed from my face last year when I went for annual dermatologist appt.  When the temps go over 90 I began my summer hibernation with my books and crafts. :) 

Comment by Plinius on April 10, 2015 at 9:18am

It's ok Barbara, thanks! But I wonder how your skin can stand all the sunlight over there. I have to get used to the light in portions of 15 minutes - walking to the supermarket included - with a high sunprotection on my face, hands and arms. LOL, that sound as if I pass the winter under a stone.

Comment by Barbara Livingston on April 10, 2015 at 8:16am

Chris, sorry your first day wasn't so good.  I finished all my major projects for my space for this year - and Yes! the rain begain about an hour ago. (Areas of Texas are now out of drought for the first time in five years.) :)  Now to sit back watch things grow and pull weeds as needed.  I read recently that "if you don't know what it is, don't pull it."  I decided to give it a try and was pleasantly surprised to see some flowers bloom from seeds I planted over a year ago.  I'm definitely still learning.

Comment by Plinius on April 10, 2015 at 1:01am

The first sunny day brought the usual attack of nettle rash - I won't come south!

Comment by Barbara Livingston on April 8, 2015 at 5:18pm

Envy and jealousy is being held in check here Randy .. the Danube?

Comment by Barbara Livingston on April 8, 2015 at 5:17pm

Randall, did you put salt in the water prior to adding beans? I've always been told to not add salt until AFTER the beans are cooked otherwise they will remain hard. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 8, 2015 at 3:22pm

Randy, that's surprising that you can't get kidney beans to soften at an altitude of 850 feet.  I thought the problem was at high altitudes, like my 4500 feet.  Have you tried a pressure cooker?

I just put in a seed order at Seed Savers Exchange for celery, a lettuce mixture, yellow crook-neck, amish pie squash (pumpkin), charentais melon, amish melon, and small shining light watermelon.  

I've tried none of those before except the yellow crook. 

Comment by Randall Smith on April 7, 2015 at 7:44am

Barbara, I can't help you on the goji bush info. My plant is only just starting up--if not dead. But I didn't realize it grew that big!

Spud, I used to grow kidney beans, but haven't for several years. I could never get them to soften up, despite soaking and cooking for hours.

FYI, I'll be "off the air" for two weeks starting Thurs., Apr 9. I'm taking my computer into the "shop" to be cleaned up while I'm cruising down the Danube. Hope I don't miss anything too important here!

Comment by Barbara Livingston on April 6, 2015 at 8:45pm

Joan, just tooooo funny. Loved it. Works both ways and about many things or at least that is what I discovered. 

 

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