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: 180
Latest Activity: on Saturday

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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

Old and Green. Gardening with an older body.

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Saturday. 33 Replies

An Herb Garden for Chickens

Started by Joan Denoo on Friday. 0 Replies

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

Growing Tomatoes in Martian Soil

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 7. 6 Replies

Bring On The Soldier Flies!

Started by Joan Denoo Jun 5. 0 Replies

Urban Permaculture

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jun 3. 1 Reply

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Comment by Joan Denoo on March 2, 2015 at 10:10pm

@Barbara Livingston, I haven't seen your name for a while and I hope all is well with you. I have been a bit busy, so may have missed any posts from you. 

Comment by Daniel W on March 2, 2015 at 9:33pm
That trillium is truly a triumphant treasue!

Joan my 2nd beehive is just like the first. Im now working on a third one, a different type I hope I can manage better. The new one is called a Warre hive, vertical where the others are horizontal.

They do love the hawthorns. We have a Chinese Hawthorn which I hope will have a few flowers this year, and a weedy hawthorne row by a creek. My main efforts at bee forage trees were the 4 Tilia cordata / littleleaf linden, one Tilia americana / American linden, 3 new maples, a sourwood, and the fruit trees. Sounds like I am obsessed. The American linden grew like crazy last year, and had a few flowers, so maybe more this year. The littleleaf lindens also put on some good growth but I dont know if they are ready to bloom.
Comment by Joan Denoo on March 2, 2015 at 8:59pm

Daniel, did you build your second hive? I remember how pretty your first hive was but I can't remember to appearance of the second hive. When the wind blew over my Washington Hawthorn a couple of years ago, I have nothing in the garden that attracts bees like it did. I'll have to do something about that this year. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 2, 2015 at 8:55pm

Bertold, a lovelier sight I cannot imagine. 

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on March 2, 2015 at 7:17pm

First trillium up. Always a favorite sign of spring!

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 1, 2015 at 10:44am

Joan, I just popped the snails into boiling water, pulled them out of their shells with a pick, and dipped them in salt & peppered butter.

To me, they taste delicious.

Comment by Daniel W on February 28, 2015 at 9:57pm

Honeybee documentary - watching now and thought I would share.

http://www.dw.de/documentaries-and-reports-what-is-killing-the-bees...

I have 2 hives.  One cleared itself out last fall - I guess they swarmed,  but might have died off.  The other survived the winter.  They didn't have much honey stored up, so I fed them sugar water through the winter.   Now they are out foraging and flying around on warm days.  Very rewarding.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 28, 2015 at 9:10pm

Spud, how did you prepare the snails? Did they really taste good?

Randy, this weird winter presents some odd weather patterns. Cary sends me photos of the weather patterns and tho they are pretty, they must be miserable if they bring so much snow. Still, just snifters to NE WA state. 

Squirrels gave me the signal this morning that their feeder is empty. 

Comment by k.h. ky on February 28, 2015 at 8:25pm
Daniel, you're new gardening post are either breaking my heart or giving me hope. I can't decide which! They are beautiful. So much green. And the blooms on the daffodils and tiny tree,.. Sigh..
I suppose it's hope. The pavers turned out great.
Comment by k.h. ky on February 28, 2015 at 8:07pm
Randy, the cold and snow seem to be staying in our areas. More here than with you l think. And even farther south of me. All the way to Ga.
We can't see the ground from the 15'' that hit us two weeks ago. Temps won't stay up long enough.
 

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