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: 180
Latest Activity: on Saturday

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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

Old and Green. Gardening with an older body.

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Saturday. 33 Replies

An Herb Garden for Chickens

Started by Joan Denoo Jul 21. 0 Replies

Using Chickens in a Food Forest

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by k.h. ky Jul 17. 15 Replies

Crisis garden annuals

Started by Larry Martin. Last reply by Larry Martin Jul 11. 4 Replies

Growing Tomatoes in Martian Soil

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 7. 6 Replies

Bring On The Soldier Flies!

Started by Joan Denoo Jun 5. 0 Replies

Urban Permaculture

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jun 3. 1 Reply

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Comment by Daniel W on October 26, 2014 at 9:25pm
So early to think about next year! And I amdoing ut too. I might put in a half dozen types of squash just for novelty.

Come to think of it, I grew at least that many types this year. For summer squash,I lomed the yellow one best. For winter, I like the butternut best.

I moved a couple if 7 foot tall trees, which of course is nothing remotely like that humongous one. Its like moving a house!
Comment by Joan Denoo on October 26, 2014 at 5:34pm

Daniel, that list of winter squash is interesting, and from all over the world. Going to give some a try

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 26, 2014 at 5:26pm

Very interesting article on moving a gigantic ancient tree.  It also had some good information that I may be able to use.  

I've heard many times that the roots only go out to the drip line.  This article and others that were pointed to, say that's false.  They go out 2 to 4 times the diameter of the drip line.  That's good to know.

Comment by Daniel W on October 26, 2014 at 4:29pm

Moving a gigantic, ancient tree.  npr.

 

I hope it lives a long life after the move.  It's hard to believe such a huge and old tree would survive.  The root loss will be significant - roots extend far beyond the branches' drip line.  Still, it looks like they did the best they could.  I'm very impressed with the effort and investment - huge!

 

Comment by Daniel W on October 26, 2014 at 2:35pm

I was trying to be nice about the orchids.  I think they are hideous.  But - every ugly child needs someone to love them  :-)

 

I was looking at photos of squash.  herehere.   I often see the lumpy, warty, goofy looking ones as "beautiful".  I think they are beautiful too.  My grandmother would have disagreed.  So beauty is in the eyes of the beholder!

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 26, 2014 at 2:16pm

Daniel, thanks for the compost fights climate change. I missed it in my Friday mail. I don't care for the artificial color in flowers, either. Nature does just fine. Your experiences of harassment should never have happened and bullying and harassment just has to stop. You paid a terrible price for someone else's ignorance and meanness. 

Randy, you must have a heavy duty tiller. Oh! but the worms and beetle will think them totally right. Your soil will reward you next spring. 

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on October 26, 2014 at 1:36pm

Daniel - I totally agree. I love orchids, but those dyed colors are grotesque. It's UNNATURAL. People who dye them will go to hell.

Comment by Daniel W on October 26, 2014 at 1:07pm

Randall, long ago, when the president's initials were GWB, I was on here with my own name.  Unfortunately, it was searchable and I had been through a terrible harassment situation at work - with me as the harassee.  It is too late to change careers, so one of my precautions, of many, was to decrease my web presence because of homophobes and religious jerks.  I am nearing the end that career - not tomorrow, but within 2 years, and planning ahead.  I want to be myself, so this is the first step of a transition.  My name is unique, per google only 1 other person in the US with the same 1st+last name, and my work situation is always difficult, so for now I'm stopping with this change for now.

 

I discovered a zucchini today in the sad looking zucchini patch.  Cool!  An the perennial onions are at the scallion stage again.  Love that.

There were at the grocery store yesterday.  I was dumbstruck so took the pic.

 

The plants are real, but the colors are not.  I'm sure they are white orchids that have been treated with dyes to add those unusual colors. Each to their own, not for me.

Comment by Randall Smith on October 26, 2014 at 7:31am

So why the change here to your actual name, Daniel? Loved those squash photos (in Food).

Yesterday, I spread pine needles and leaves around my garden, then tilled. Rough going, what with weeds and rather wet soil. Half the garden is still in veggies which will survive another month or longer hopefully.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 25, 2014 at 10:59pm

Great sites, Daniel, full of information and resources. 

Your daffodils will be coming up before we know it. Meanwhile the dormancy is coming on full meter. 

 

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