Godless in the garden


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


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

Sentient Biped's Garden Blog. Happy to add a different feed if there are suggestions.

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Comment by Daniel W on August 1, 2015 at 12:41pm

Joan, I'm so impressed with what you are doing and proud to know you.  What an amazing gift and heritage you are building - and have built all along!   You are an inspiration, and a true resource for others.

The heritage garden will mean so much!  I really value the few plants that I have from my parents, and from theirs.  They give such a sense of perspective, and independence from modern corporatism, flash-in-the-pan, marketing-based horticulture.

Walking around today, I noted Ning's arbor.  Last year I grew morning glories for him.  He liked them but thought they were too much work to clean up.  This year he bought a packet of gourd seeds, which I started for him, and the morning glories came up volunteer.  The gourds have such surprisingly beautiful white flowers, and I am not unhappy the morning glories vined around them.

Before Ning told me he didn't want morning glories, I had already bought and started a different variety, more pastel. So they went onto a separate trellis. I like those too. Both the morning glories and the gourds will be more seeds to save for next year.  For some reason I am really into seed saving again this year.

Comment by Plinius on August 1, 2015 at 12:17am

Great, Joan, to be part of such a beautiful project!

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 31, 2015 at 1:52pm

What great things you're passing on to your family Joan.

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 31, 2015 at 1:41pm

Laura and Larry have made a commitment to grow their own food and get off the grid. It is a great privilege to be a part of this technology at this stage of my life. My grandmothers had a very different culture of gardening and I learned so many things from them. Adding modern technology, I hope to pass this knowledge to my six great-grandkids. Jacob, the 16-year-old, is by my elbow in everything I do. He learns eagerly. The others don't have the enthusiasm, yet, until they pull a radish and eat it in the garden or in their salads. I think we will have a great time together as they eat vegetables right out of the garden. Austin, the 12-year-old, likes dill pickles so he takes great interest in the pickling cucs. I have crock to make sauerkraut and pickles. 

Comment by Barbara Livingston on July 31, 2015 at 1:31pm

Truly beautiful Joan ... I'm feeling green.

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 31, 2015 at 1:28pm

Joan, that's an attractive greenhouse.  It should be a huge gardening help.

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 31, 2015 at 12:27pm

This is the beginning of the Generation Garden where I will have the plants from my grandparents' gardens, and my garden. It is the terrace that Zac built for me. He also collected these red rocks from an outcropping near by. This rock drainage is to direct the water from the south, upward sloping ground that will be put into clover and wildflowers hoping to attract birds, bees, and butterflies.  

This is the east terrace that Zac and Laura created for me and it, too, will drain the water off of the upper ground. By diverting water, we hope to prevent the washouts that have been occurring. We will put a hugelculture upslope from the terrace to catch the water flow from the south. 

The final stages of construction of the geodesic dome greenhouse. We have to build the grow beds and put in a water tank on the north side that is intended to collect the winter heat from the south during winter months. The sun rises very low on the horizon, crosses just above the trees at midday and then goes behind the trees in the afternoon. The water feature will hold fish and plants that will be the water source for the growing beds. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 31, 2015 at 11:45am

Baigou seems proud of the harvest. 

Comment by Barbara Livingston on July 31, 2015 at 11:06am

Ahhh, Chris you are so right!  :)

Comment by Plinius on July 31, 2015 at 10:49am

Daniel, you don't know the failures we put under the carpet! 


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