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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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Welcome to Eden!

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

Compact Bed Geometry

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Wednesday. 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

The Hen in Winter

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by k.h. ky Jul 4. 10 Replies

Fruit Pests: Apricot

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jun 28. 3 Replies

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

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Comment by Joan Denoo on January 16, 2014 at 3:17pm

Spud, I like your idea about finding out about seed companies. So many that I have trusted for years have been sold and gone downhill. i.e. Wayside Gardens. I learned about Wayside when I was majoring in horticulture at WSU in 1955. It was a great company; sadly its reputation has gone down since its sale. 

I agree about Gurney's and Park seed companies. Not the best rated as far as I can tell from gardeners with whom I correspond. 

I have subscribed to Daves Garden for years. It is a to-go-to-place for evaluations by other gardeners. I Bookmarked their seed pages and have not seen the page you recommended. After reading it, I say this is the place to go for getting unbiased information: 

http://davesgarden.com/products/gwd/#b

I don't like getting catalogues in the mail unless I request them because I want to save trees. The internet works great for me, except I love having my Seeds of Change Organic Seeds beside me for relaxing browsing. 

www.seedsofchange.com.

and

http://www.gardeners.com/Outdoor-Gardening/OutdoorGardening_SD,defa... 

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 16, 2014 at 10:19am

Daniel, your sun-room idea sounds good.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 15, 2014 at 12:51pm

I was thinking of starting a new discussion about good and bad results with seed & plant companies, but with a limited number of active members here, it's probably better to use a site that has reviews from gardeners.

I've not been looking long, but I found this site that seems to have quite a few reviews: http://davesgarden.com/products/gwd/#b I've not been able to get the reviews to stop dropping words at the end of the window, but other than that, it seems to be OK.

So far I've noticed a large number of bad reviews for Gurney's and Park, two companies that send me catalogs without me requesting them.  I've received 5 or 6 catalogs this year that I didn't order, and I'm always suspicious of those companies.

What started this thinking is the Gurney's catalog that has 50% off before 2/12/14.  I was tempted, but after reading many negative reviews, ordering from Gurney's does not seem like a good idea.  Other catalogs that I didn't order are Totally Tomatoes and Vermont Bean seed Company.

Territorial Seed Company also sends me catalogs since I ordered seeds from them last year, but I don't remember if I told them to or not.  With my limited dealings with them, I can't say anything good or bad about them.  However, I do wonder why they showed the Moon and Stars watermelons as being purple, but mine were green.  Perhaps I'll email them and ask.

The site I referenced above has mostly positive reviews of Territorial, but there are a few complaints about the high price of their seeds and shipping.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 13, 2014 at 1:46pm

Safe journey Randall! 

Comment by Randall Smith on January 13, 2014 at 7:17am

FYI, I'm headed to Florida (Mexico Beach) for 17 days. I'll be back. Maybe it'll be warmer by then!

Comment by Daniel W on January 10, 2014 at 8:14am
That sounds good about the robin. Maybe if moss is growing on it, the humidity is up.
Comment by Randall Smith on January 10, 2014 at 7:30am

Those you mention, plus temperature (hot, cold, in between), wind (speed and dir.), fog (invisible). Even though it might shake in an earthquake, I don't think that's weather related. How 'bout if a robin sits on it, it's Spring?! And it's shadow could determine solstice dates. I'm making those up. 

Comment by Daniel W on January 9, 2014 at 8:36am
lets see... rain snow sleet hail sun earthquake tornado. Maybe clouds?
Comment by Randall Smith on January 9, 2014 at 8:31am

If I remember correctly, my rock can detect 15 weather related phenomena (nons?). Who needs TV weathermen? They're usually wrong, anyway. I'll consider a video camera.

Comment by Daniel W on January 8, 2014 at 7:35pm

I agree. A video camera on Randall's weather station would be awesome! Somewhere in the dark recesses of my memory, someone made a weather station by hanging a shirt on a clothesline. If the shirt was wet, it was raining, if it was moving around, it was windy, etc.

Thanks for the orchid info Spud. I didn't know that. I always feel like I can't throw away an orchid after I buy it, and so I have about a dozen, with no room to spare. In 2013 I summered them outside in a sheltered spot, and they surprised me by doing very well. I don't have enough window space. Should I build a greenhouse or sunroom?

 

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