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

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Comment by Daniel W on June 22, 2014 at 6:27pm


Grapes take a few years to reach production.  If you grow from seed, you risk waiting a long time, then having grapes that are no good.  I would wait until leaf fall, then move it.  That gives it time to put down roots before spring.  I would also cut much of the top growth, to balance the root loss.  Grapes have deep roots.

I've moved some grape vines that way.  It works OK.

You can also grow grapes easily from dormant cuttings.   I've done that too.  This link tells how to grow from summer cuttings.  I have not done that, but now that I look, it seems interesting.

Comment by Daniel W on June 22, 2014 at 6:21pm

"Show and Tell"

Phaselia.  Planted for bee forage.  Bumblebees like it.  Honeybees don't seem to have noticed yet.  Pretty flower, fern-like foliage.  Tends to flop over.

Comment by Idaho Spud on June 22, 2014 at 6:09pm

Lots of good things to eat.  Nice.

Comment by Idaho Spud on June 22, 2014 at 5:25pm

I'm jealous of your greenhouse patricia, and I think I see a nice looking pea plant.

Comment by Čenek Sekavec on June 22, 2014 at 2:37pm

Looks great patricia!

Re: mulberries, as kids my brothers and I feasted on them, climbing the branches 8 or 9 meters to get them all. Sometimes we'd bring mom a few pints to can. But not often! Mulberries do really well in dry and windy climates.

also, I have found a grape vine growing at one of my rentals. The birds are already eating them. I want grapes at my homestead, thoDo I try to grow from seed or riak a transport attempt?

Comment by Daniel W on June 22, 2014 at 9:00am
Patricia, I second what Randall said. I love that greenhouse. Impressive tomato! Beautiful flowers!
Comment by Randall Smith on June 22, 2014 at 7:13am

Impressive, Patricia! And beautiful.

Comment by Daniel W on June 21, 2014 at 9:48am
Randall there was a mulberry tree in my neighborhood, when I was a boy. My parents didnt encourage me to try them, so I never did.

When I finally had my own place and got into edible landscaping, I got a bareroot Illinois Everbearing mulberry tree. It has been bearing modest crops for a few years now. I love them. They are so good! I keep ut pruned small so they are easy toreach,but with my deer problem I think I will let it grow taller now.
Comment by Randall Smith on June 21, 2014 at 6:54am

Barbara, I ordered the 18" goji bush through Home Depot. It came from Wisconsin, if that tells you anything. They said it will survive cold winters with a little protection--whatever that means. It came in a 4" pot rooted in soil. I just dug a hole and stuck in the ground. I have no clue as to what the berries taste like. I may hate them. Time will tell.

Comment by Barbara Livingston on June 20, 2014 at 8:10am

Randall, I did some reading on the goji berry and am interested in how successfull you will be with yours. Where did you purchase your stock from? Are you going to plant now? Did you get bare root plants?  Curious whether it might grown here in zone 8 with high heat. A Berry Good Year ... :) 


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