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!

Location: Planet Earth
Members: 180
Latest Activity: yesterday

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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

Old and Green. Gardening with an older body.

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Joan Denoo yesterday. 33 Replies

An Herb Garden for Chickens

Started by Joan Denoo on Friday. 0 Replies

Using Chickens in a Food Forest

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by k.h. ky Jul 17. 15 Replies

Crisis garden annuals

Started by Larry Martin. Last reply by Larry Martin Jul 11. 4 Replies

Growing Tomatoes in Martian Soil

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 7. 6 Replies

Bring On The Soldier Flies!

Started by Joan Denoo Jun 5. 0 Replies

Urban Permaculture

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jun 3. 1 Reply

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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 ... :) 

Comment by Randall Smith on June 20, 2014 at 7:55am

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Comment by Randall Smith on June 20, 2014 at 7:54am

Oo-la-la: I got nearly 2" of rain last night! It all came in 30', much of which ran off, but I'm not complaining. The sun is at it's peak, drying out the ground (garden) quickly. My 2 rain barrels are full to the brim. Alas, the storm knocked my sweet corn down. Happens EVERY year, I swear! (And I do swear.)

On a good note, my goji berry bush arrived! I'm headed out to plant it right now. I already have two blueberry bushes, a gooseberry bush, plus the strawberries, red and black raspberries, and oncoming blackberries. Further, I've developed a taste for mulberries! I've ignored them for years, but grabbed a few off a nearby tree and enjoyed their flaver and seedlessness. Excuse me for saying it's a berry good year!

Comment by Barbara Livingston on June 18, 2014 at 10:07am
Comment by k.h. ky on June 18, 2014 at 10:02am
Not gall. Whatever it isis boring iinto the wood. And it's on the maple trees too.
Comment by Randall Smith on June 18, 2014 at 7:25am

I get large gall growths on my oak tree. Doesn't appear to harm the tree. I have many honeybees in my persimmon and basswood trees now! And with clover in my yard, they're having a veritable feast!

Comment by Plinius on June 18, 2014 at 1:09am

:-) Sentient, when you find spores on the flowers you know it's Delphinium. Spores are the useless looking long extensions, one on each flower. I found the name larkspur - is that the name you use?

 

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