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: 174
Latest Activity: on Sunday

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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 Jul 29. 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

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Comment by Daniel W on July 19, 2014 at 12:03pm

Had the first ripe figs today.  Readers in Texas and California have probably seen ripe figs for week, but for me this is the start.  Each winter, I start new fig trees from cuttings of the best ones, and give away the starts in the fall.

"White Marseilles", also called "Lattarula". This was reportedly a favorite of Thomas Jefferson, who grew it at Monticello in Virginia. Petite aubique, French variety, black on outside, blood red on inside.

I belong to an online internet fig forum and have exchanged cuttings with fig fanciers around the country.   Growing various types, we get ripe figs from now until late fall.

Comment by Randall Smith on July 19, 2014 at 7:02am

WOW!!!!

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 18, 2014 at 2:34pm

Patricia, I like the purple one without the green.

Comment by Randall Smith on July 18, 2014 at 7:28am

Daniel, I didn't realize you had "tests". Thinking of you (no prayers). Plus I appreciate the word I couldn't think of: repurposed! You should see my "repurposed" brick driveway and walkway! (Photo time next go around.)

I mentioned in the food group, today is reorganizing my freezer day. Who knows what I'll find?!

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 17, 2014 at 4:25pm

gawdjeezuzzfreezone! is a funny one Patricia.

Comment by Daniel W on July 17, 2014 at 4:08pm

I like re-using wood from one thing, to another.  I built Ning a chicken house using entirely repurposed wood.  Some of the remodeled rooms in my house have framing recycled form walls I tore out.  The wood is much harder than new framing wood.

Joan, no results yet.  I'm not all that worried either way.  Beyond that I guess. 

Four O'clocks are blooming like crazy.  That was the "try for the first time" project for this year.  That and grafting.  And okra.  The grafting worked amazingly well.  The okra is still sulking and looks bad.

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 17, 2014 at 4:02pm

Patricia, I very much like your gawdjeezuzzfreezone! I would have to store it in a place where I could copy and paste it ... I had trouble getting all the d's and z's in the right places. 

Randy, A torn down garage is the perfect material for a wood shed. I have a high wooden fence that is 18 years old and beginning to lean and needing supports. I was thinking about how I would use the wood when I replace the old one. I don't have room for a woodshed, but I think with a little creativity and imagination, I put that wood to good use. I won't replace it this year, so I have lots of time to think about it. 

Spud, I had raspberries for breakfast in the garden, too. They are so good. Yes, I find they get better as the season goes on. Sadly, it is over far too fast. I noticed my blueberries had a great struggle this year because of the failure of my soaker system. That is all replaced now and the bushes are already putting out healthy, robust leaves and the berries begin to fatten and ripen. Can't wait to get that first one in my mouth. 

Daniel, thinking about you and hoping you have good news to share about your test. It is only Thursday and those reports come awfully slowly. It may be another week; whatever the outcome, we stand with you. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 17, 2014 at 3:24pm

My "godless garden" doesn't sound quite right.  In my opinion, a better term would be "my god-free garden", and better yet would be my "superstition-free garden".

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 17, 2014 at 3:21pm

This morning, in my godless garden, I got a handful of raspberries, and they were good.  The ones to come on next will be better because they're getting more sun.

Comment by Randall Smith on July 17, 2014 at 7:25am

I love looking at other's photos. I get ideas from them. I also get envious.

Joan, after reading your comments, I should appreciate my woodshed more! I built it from my torn down garage and scraps of wood from here and there. Serves the purpose of keeping firewood dry.

 

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