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 yesterday. 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 June 25, 2015 at 8:10am

Rats! Drat! Darn, darn, darn... I had three nectarines that were ripening nicely, soon to be picked. I was so looking forward to my very first fruit - went out yesterday and found three pits on the ground.  Pits no less, nothing else!  

Comment by Barbara Livingston on June 25, 2015 at 7:54am

Joan, I checked on the ants - they are still there. I think only a backhoe will get rid of them. :( 

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. 

 

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