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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

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Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on September 30, 2016 at 10:21am

Randy, that raspberry wine sounds like a lot of fun!  Great home science project!

Don I grew storage onions this year, but not as many.  We harvested them in July here, and Im 2/3 through them now.  This was our first year growing them.  Do you use seeds, plants, or sets?  I used sets but thinking about starting seeds in 2017.

We are 2/3 through our russett and yukon gold potates too.  Planning to start twice as many next year.

If I have the energy, today I want to pull out the corn stalks and plant garlic.  It's time to do that now.

Comment by Don on September 30, 2016 at 10:08am

It's true!  There is real satisfaction in bypassing the vegetable aisle--for a few months, anyway.  We keep our harvest of onions, beets, garlic, carrots, Brussels sprouts, leeks, squash, and cabbages in a cold (unheated) room till January, when that space threatens to get too cold, then we move them into the basement, which serves pretty well as a root cellar till about March.

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 30, 2016 at 9:56am

Don, it looks like you never have to buy onions, carrots, and probably many other things from the store.

Comment by Don on September 30, 2016 at 9:50am

I love the look of that raspberry wine, Randall.  I made some black currant vodka earlier this summer, also some cherry vodka, and have been pleased with the results.

Yesterday, I pulled my yellow onions.  They did better this year that usual--good size.

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 30, 2016 at 9:18am

Impressive carrot harvest Don.

Same for your squash Daniel.

Comment by Randall Smith on September 30, 2016 at 7:33am

I made my first "Fall batch" of red raspberry wine yesterday, and will make more today. I have a balloon attached to show the fermentation process occuring. Of course, the raspberries are mine. I'll be moving a portion of my patch after the season ends.

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 29, 2016 at 10:43pm

Well, my garden is full of weeds that tower over my head telling me that the soil is in excellent shape and I am the biggest slug of all. Just no energy. Thankfully, the structure of my plantings hold their own in this jungle and provides excellent growing space for some ambitious younger person. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 29, 2016 at 9:11pm

Daniel, your squash, persimmons, and pumpkins surely would win in a county fair! Everything looks healthy with promises of delicious flavors. Whatever you do, it produces fine products. 

You and Don would compete head to head at a county fair. 

Vancouver in Western Washington State and Danville, Vermont in northern Vermont produce some fine garden products. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 29, 2016 at 9:01pm

Don, the carrots shine in the sun like jewels too precious to eat. They look healthy and robust. 

Cary likes my carrot soup best of all the soups I make. Your supply should last well into the winter. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 29, 2016 at 8:58pm

Randy, Your story of your 7-year-old grandson "driving  small equipment" makes my heart sing for joy. Having young children doing such chores far exceeds the value of classroom learning and will serve him well as he grows, as long as he learns his three Rs. Hopefully, these very practical challenges at that age help young ones feel responsible. Their needed labor so close to the food supply helps them mature, as well. 

Thank you for sharing your story, Randy 

 

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