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!

Location: Planet Earth
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Latest Activity: 2 hours ago

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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 Joan Denoo on January 19, 2015 at 11:12pm

Kathy, if my daffodils were breaking dormancy now, that would mean my roses and magnolia are not far behind and we will surely have another hard freeze before winter is over. The good news is, I would have more room for vegetables. However, I do love my roses and magnolia. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 19, 2015 at 11:09pm

Randy, you vegetable soup sounds so good. I don't have them out of the garden this year, so I went to the greengrocer after reading your post and selected the ingredients for a late-winter soup. My mouth waters. A nice loaf of bread and we are set for supper! 

Comment by k.h. ky on January 19, 2015 at 9:55pm
They can be transplanted after the root system develops. Or left where you started them.
Comment by k.h. ky on January 19, 2015 at 9:53pm
Many of my plants get started that way.
Comment by k.h. ky on January 19, 2015 at 9:53pm
We, locally, break a small branch of the bush, (but don't snap it in half) pull the broken branch down to the ground and weight it with a rock. It starts new bushes. Coming straight from, and still attached to, the main plant. I know it's called something else. It works with most bush plants
Comment by Daniel W on January 19, 2015 at 7:40pm

He needs a drain spigot hooked up to a hose, or a siphon. 

Those ducks are so funny.  I can't help but smile.

With so much juicy nutrient in the water, I bet his grass grows well.

Kathy, what is twigging?

My daffodils are about 2 inches tall.  They will grow very slowly for the next few months, then all of a sudden, it's Spring. 

Comment by k.h. ky on January 19, 2015 at 6:26pm
I uncovered daffodils in the yard today. Under some leaves. We've had an unusual warm sunny three days. I'm so sorry excited!
There is hope of spring.

Blackberries :would this be a good time to twig a couple of vines or would it be better to wait? The vines are still nice and healthy. The leaves are still almost green. Suggestions??
Comment by Joan Denoo on January 18, 2015 at 1:09am

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 17, 2015 at 1:46pm

How to build a self-wicking bed

"a step-by-step guide: How to build a wicking bed to conserve water and maximise food production. Sam designed and constructed this 'Wicking Bed' while studying permaculture at Djanbung Gardens in Australia."

Comment by Randall Smith on January 7, 2015 at 7:58am

Mmmmm. Last summer's potatoes, carrots, peas, asparagus, onions (and garlic), corn, and cabbage were the main ingredients for my vegetable soup I made yest. Should be good for 3 more meals.


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