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 Barbara Livingston on October 13, 2014 at 12:41pm

Randall, comforting is the perfect word!  From the time my hit the floor in the morning until I turn out the light at night, it is comforting to know my little buddy is shadowing me. :) 

Cenek, I can offer no advice here except maybe an electric heating pad. The thought of 50 lbs. of cabbage boggles my mind.

Comment by Čenek Sekavec on October 13, 2014 at 12:24pm

I just finished processing 50 pounds of kraut-to-be. Used 1 pound of salt and a sprinkling of caraway seed. It took almost 5 hours to cut and masticate even though the kraut cutter saved me enormous amounts of work. Now the waiting begins. I have a light bulb under the crock and I'll be trying to maintain the temperature. Any tips?

Comment by Barbara Livingston on October 13, 2014 at 9:30am

Bertold, thanks for the assurance. I didn't realize how far my little Rio had withdrawn, also my cat. Last couple of days has seen an emergence of their funny personalities, so I know I did the right thing.  We three shall remain buddies with no further additions. :)

Daniel, I would simply love your room for a rainy day - curled up with a book and my pets.  However, sitting there in the sunshine in early morning and a cup of coffee would be equally wonderful.  I'm like others - envious, but happy for you. 

We have rain and 75F.  Once rain stops we are going out for a walk in the COOL!  

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on October 13, 2014 at 7:31am

Barbara - so sorry to hear you had to give up your dog, and she's a beauty. It's so hard, but it was the right decision - not fair for the smaller dog who got there first to be terrorized. I thought I might have a similar situation with my newest dog and the cat, but they've more or less negotiated detente.

Comment by Randall Smith on October 13, 2014 at 7:19am
Daniel, with a room like that, I'd prefer sunshine. I'm envious. The rainy day is somehow comforting, especially with the dogs hanging around. Living alone, I've found my new dog to be quite comforting. (I couldn't think of another word.)
Comment by Plinius on October 12, 2014 at 1:29pm

That is a beautiful room, Sentient! And I love to look at the rain too.

Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on October 12, 2014 at 12:37pm

All of the activity here is wonderful!  Still catching up - love the conversations and postings.


Not sure if this will work- if it does, here is my sunroom yesterday.  The Baigou, white dog is as dopey as he looks.  Charlie, the black dog, is much more interactive, and never sits still.


I wanted the room more for the rain, than the sun.  I love this weather.


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Comment by Don on October 11, 2014 at 8:32am

I know what you mean, Randall.  Today I plan to harvest the last of my leeks and put the garden to bed under a blanket of rye--except for the garlic plot, which I'll plant in a week or two.  It's always something of a relief to be done with all those chores. 

Comment by Randall Smith on October 11, 2014 at 8:04am

Love the photos. I have chipmunk "problems". They run amok which drives dog Dot crazy! Fun to watch them both.

I don't know, Don. Like my golf, I need to take the winter off from gardening. It gives me time to recuperate, then eager to dig in, literally, come spring.

Joan, thanks for asking. The kids had a mixed year, certainly not as good as they would have hoped for. Much produce was wiped out. Below ground stuff was good. They remain optimistic despite the weather and continuing pursual of sueing the company that sprayed their field in 2013. What a nightmare that is! They're hosting a $40 a plate tent dinner tonight, organized by some Purdue catering outfit. Not sure of the details (see As owner of the farmland, I get to attend free!

Comment by Barbara Livingston on October 10, 2014 at 5:50pm

 Whoaaaa!  I certainly hope it works out for you. A grow light on my dining room table will be my version. :)


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