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 Randall Smith on September 10, 2016 at 7:14am

Bad paragraph! Birds are chirping and sunflowers are left standing, just in case you were confused!

Comment by Randall Smith on September 10, 2016 at 7:12am

Gold finches love sunflowers. I hear them chirping all the time. I leave them standing into the winter for cardinals. My sunflowers are volunteers--have been for 40 years!

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 10, 2016 at 5:57am

Ten to 12 food sunflowers are huge.  I'd like to see those.

I've only grown sunflowers once and they were not that tall.  I remember my dad growing them when I was quite young, and I remember climbing them.  They seemed 10 to 12 feet tall to me, but may not have been. 

Comment by Plinius on September 10, 2016 at 12:15am

A pity, Kathy!

Comment by k.h. ky on September 9, 2016 at 10:28pm
Joan, the lemon queens I plant are lemon yellow in color. The Mexican sunflowers are, indeed, sunflowers :) Nice surprise. And they're the vivid orange ones.
Comment by k.h. ky on September 9, 2016 at 7:02pm
I wish I could post photos. My gdaughter says I'm not compatible with something. The orange flowers are striking with the yellow. The friend who gave them to me called them Mexican sunflowers but I have no idea what the real name is.
Joan, they are about 10/12 ft tall.
Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on September 9, 2016 at 6:14pm
Kathy those sunflowers sound great. Bees also forage sunflowers, which is beneficial.

I've been clearing blackberries again. The area that I cleared last winter and spring, did not grow back much. After clearing those areas I had scattered grass seeds and mowed the grass, which also meant mowing any returning blackberries. A there are occasional sprouts but they are gradually dying off. Still the amount to clear us daunting. If it's nice tomorrow, I might do more.
Comment by Joan Denoo on September 9, 2016 at 3:10pm

I Googled  lemon queen.sunflowers annual and this is what I found. It is an heirloom, open pollinator, annual, reseeds. 

Helianthus "Lemon Queen" is a perennial. I grew this one several years ago and had it removed when I designed my four axis meditation garden. I think I will put in another one. It was very pretty and attracted butterflies, if I remember correctly. It likes clay soil. I think I will sow some mullein seeds as companion plants. A nice yellow patch in my garden. 

Kathy, how tall are yours? 

These look perfect for my garden next year . 

Comment by Plinius on September 9, 2016 at 1:34pm

More people who think that it's a tame rabbit!

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 9, 2016 at 1:08pm

My short story:  A few days ago, I saw a young man walking with his small son.  They stopped where the black bunny was eating, looked at it and talked.  I was in the house so couldn't hear what they were saying.


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