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!

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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 W on September 20, 2015 at 8:22am
Randy, sometimes it takes me a day or two to respond, especially on a work day. All of your comments should be there. If you look back a couple days, I hope you can see them. The program does not notify me, somI have to sign on before I can view and publish the comments. On Blogspot, the blogger needs to moderate because otherwise there is so much spam and robo commenting. Really appreciate every comment! I approve every one.

Glad you got the much-needed rain! We got some too. Makes me think sbout the ancients, watching the skies with worry, wondering how to please the gods to bless them with essential rain. For the most part, if we dont get the right weather, the gods Kroger, and Jewel, or Aldi and Safeway just need sacrifices of silver and gold.
Comment by Randall Smith on September 20, 2015 at 7:41am

Well, big surprise--I got 1.7" of rain two nights ago! Man, did we need it. Sorry it missed you, Kathy.

Daniel, I do follow and occassionally comment on your garden blog. Wondering if you receive my comments. I'll check later, and it'll say "no comments posted". But be assured, I enjoy following your reports, especially the photos. Like I always say, they make me envious.

Comment by Plinius on September 20, 2015 at 12:22am

And here it turned light half an hour ago.

Comment by k.h. ky on September 19, 2015 at 10:56pm
Beautiful Daniel. The time difference always surprises me. It's been dark here for almost four hours.
Comment by Daniel W on September 19, 2015 at 9:22pm

Photo now at my place in Battleground, Washington.

Comment by Daniel W on September 19, 2015 at 4:27pm

Beekeeping in ancient egypt.




Comment by Daniel W on September 19, 2015 at 4:22pm

Kathy, chickens are eating/pooping machines!  Ours never stop doing either.  I think they are good for building soil.

Comment by Daniel W on September 19, 2015 at 4:19pm

It appears that some butterflies carry wasp DNA that protects them from disease.  The Telegraph.  The wasp DNA comes from parasitic wasps, who inject their eggs into caterpillars.  Usually the baby wasps eat the caterpillar alive, from the inside, killing it.  Sort of zombie caterpillars.  It appears that some caterpillars survived wasp infection, and incorporated the DNA into their own.  Self-genetic modified organisms.  Interesting.

Comment by k.h. ky on September 19, 2015 at 2:01pm
On the bright side. When the frost comes l will venture into the woods and gather pine needles and dead leaves to add to the hay on the spot I'm leaving fallow for a couples of years at least. I can feel moles working under the straw that's been there most of the summer. It's a start.
Comment by k.h. ky on September 19, 2015 at 1:56pm
Those chickens can eat!
 

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