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

Discussion Forum

The Broadfork Chicken MIRACLE

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Oct 8. 4 Replies

What Killed My Chicken - How To Know

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Daniel Wachenheim Sep 28. 2 Replies

Polluting Yourself with Leaf Blowers

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Daniel Wachenheim Sep 22. 6 Replies

Willow tree

Started by Thomas Murray. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 15. 12 Replies

Front yard gardening. Edible Estates.

Started by Daniel Wachenheim. Last reply by k.h. ky Sep 15. 14 Replies

Archer Strawberry

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 15. 2 Replies

Deer Fence Installed! But Where's the Mulch?

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Randall Smith Sep 6. 1 Reply

My Farm Failures - Revealed Justin Rhodes

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Aug 15. 2 Replies

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Comment by Idaho Spud on August 12, 2016 at 12:47pm

I've heard you talk about raccoons in your corn before Randy.  I'm sure those smart critters are hard to keep out.

Here, it's squirrels and cats that are hard to keep out. Neighbors here let their cats roam outside all the time, and they love to defecate in my soft garden soil.  It would take a very high non-climbable fence to keep the cats out, and to keep out the squirrels would take a fence with very small openings that went completely over the top of my property.

Comment by Randall Smith on August 12, 2016 at 10:05am

Funny story, Spud. I don't worry about rabbits this late in the year. It's the raccoons in my sweet corn!

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 12, 2016 at 8:42am

It may be a good thing I've got a fence completely around my property.  Meant to keep-out dogs and children, It may now be useful to keep munchers from my garden.

4 days ago, before the sun was up, when I started my mile walk, I saw something black crouched down in the alley by my house.  I approached, and saw it had rabbit ears.  Coming closer, I saw it was domesticated.  It wasn't scared by my approach.

Part way through my walk, I saw two more domesticated rabbits.  Coming back the same way, I saw them again, this time, they were being chased by a woman.  She was unsuccessful in catching them.  There was a man with her, and by the way they acted, it looked like the rabbits had escaped from their place.

When I reached my house, the black rabbit was eating my neighbor's lawn, or something on the lawn.  It finally hopped down the alley.

This morning, it was back, munching on my neighbor's lawn again.

In the 30 years I've lived here, I've never seen a rabbit before.

Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on August 10, 2016 at 3:53pm
My thornlessblackberrys are tasty treays for rabbirs and deer. If I dont put cages around them,they get eaten to the ground.

Today - more sweet corn, some red bell peppers, some hot peppers, the first of the beefsteak tomatoes. Tomatoes are not as productive this year.
Comment by Idaho Spud on August 10, 2016 at 12:12pm
Spinless is funny.
Comment by k.h. ky on August 9, 2016 at 1:32pm
But spinless is funny. I thought spineless was a new trump berry. After all he did get a purpl heart without ever being in service. Lol
Comment by Idaho Spud on August 9, 2016 at 8:46am
Oh, yes Randy. Thorns is the most common word, even here. My brain wasn't working right. Thanks.
Comment by Randall Smith on August 9, 2016 at 8:12am

I guess we call them "thorns" in the midwest. And yes, blackberry bushes are notoriously thorny, more so than raspberries. My "Fall" crop of reds is beginning to bloom. Should have gallons!

Peaches are ready. Yum yum.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 9, 2016 at 5:36am

Kathy, the way I worded it, sounds like the fruit itself has spines or not.  It's just the canes that have spines or not.  Did I confuse you, or do you have another name for spines? 

Some people may not know there are berry plants that have spines because it seems that stores only sell spineless ones.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 9, 2016 at 5:13am

A spineless berry is one that has no spines, so you don't have spines jabbing you when you pick the berries. 

I'm growing a new blackberry that has very sharp spines, that seem to reach-out an poke you when you get close.  The word is they taste better than the spineless ones.  Wearing a long sleeve shirt and gloves to pick the berries will be a must.


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