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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
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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

The Hen in Winter

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by k.h. ky Aug 18. 11 Replies

Soil: regenerative land management

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Aug 10. 11 Replies

Compact Bed Geometry

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 29. 0 Replies

Permaculture

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 21. 3 Replies

Mullein

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Plinius Jul 18. 1 Reply

To cure your garlic

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Randall Smith Jul 16. 1 Reply

Harvesting vegetables

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jul 9. 4 Replies

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

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Comment by Daniel W on April 19, 2014 at 10:34am

History of honeybees.  I thought this was interesting reading.

The change in gardener and general public attitudes from insects as enemies to insects as necessary an beneficial, is not there yet.   I go to the garden section and see a big row of 'cide after 'cide, all lined up to wreak havoc.  Sd.

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 19, 2014 at 10:23am

Joan, I've not before heard of Orach or Mizuna.

I said ISU, but it looks like, as you wrote, it's now called U of I.  When I went there many years ago it was called Idaho State College.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 19, 2014 at 10:06am

Spud, great article from U of I, an excellent source of information.I have never heard of orach. 

Orach

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 19, 2014 at 9:48am

I've never grown anything in the window to season food with, but I just read this article from the ISU: "Growing Food on Your Windowsill – Microgreens & Babyleaf Greens", and I think I'll try it.

I was surprised to learn that there are over 100 plants that can be grown for greens.  Some are beets (yum), cabbage, kale, mustard, arugula, onion, radish, amaranth, orach, mizuna, cucumber, squash, and carrot greens:

http://extension.uidaho.edu/bannock/files/2013/11/Hort_News_Feb-201...

Comment by Randall Smith on April 19, 2014 at 7:13am

Impressive, Joan. I'm too much of a "throw it in the drawer" type of guy. I do toss my dirty socks in the laundry basket, however!

Comment by Plinius on April 19, 2014 at 12:58am

Well organised, Joan! And the ´steps´ of flowerboxes look very handy

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 18, 2014 at 10:48pm

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Comment by Joan Denoo on April 18, 2014 at 10:15pm

k.h. ky , I don't think it matters when you take them out. I usually do the lilacs right after they finish blooming. That way I don't lose next spring's blossoms. I would cut out the three oldest, raggediest branches right after bloom and until fall. I probably wouldn't cut them in the late winter or early spring so that I wouldn't damage new growth. 

 

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