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: on Monday

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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

Discussion Forum

The Broadfork Chicken MIRACLE

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Oct 8. 4 Replies

What Killed My Chicken - How To Know

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Daniel Wachenheim Sep 28. 2 Replies

Polluting Yourself with Leaf Blowers

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Daniel Wachenheim Sep 22. 6 Replies

Willow tree

Started by Thomas Murray. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 15. 12 Replies

Front yard gardening. Edible Estates.

Started by Daniel Wachenheim. Last reply by k.h. ky Sep 15. 14 Replies

Archer Strawberry

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 15. 2 Replies

Deer Fence Installed! But Where's the Mulch?

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Randall Smith Sep 6. 1 Reply

My Farm Failures - Revealed Justin Rhodes

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

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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 Wachenheim on February 28, 2015 at 9:57pm

Honeybee documentary - watching now and thought I would share.

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.
Comment by Idaho Spud on February 28, 2015 at 7:42am

It's time for my first planting of peas.  Just need to get outside.

 Randy, I don't have your reason for not getting out there.  My temperatures have been in the 30s at night, and 40s in the day.

 The forecast for the coming week is 10-27 at night, and 33-44 in the day.  That still shouldn't keep me from planting peas.

Comment by Randall Smith on February 28, 2015 at 7:32am

As usual, I'm envious of all of you lucky enough to be able to get a early start to gardening. It's zero with 5-6" of more snow forecast to add to the already white ground. My patience is tested!

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 27, 2015 at 1:37pm

Nice gardening start Chris.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 27, 2015 at 11:05am

Chris, I am so excited for you. It is time for me to start, although we continue to have freeze and thaw outside. I am putting my hope in a tranquil spring. 

Comment by Plinius on February 27, 2015 at 9:44am

I opened my gardening season - starting on the window sill. I tried to put aside my anger about the destruction at Nineveh, and now I have a window sill full of plastic containers. I sowed broccoli, garlic chives, turnip greens, celery, parsley, dill, kohlrabi and thyme. Tomorrow I'll shop for new outside containers.


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