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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
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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

The Hen in Winter

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by k.h. ky 14 hours ago. 10 Replies

Fruit Pests: Apricot

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

Permaculture, Ben Falk

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jun 24. 1 Reply

Change, the only constant

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jun 16. 4 Replies

Change, the only constant

Started by Joan Denoo Jun 15. 0 Replies

Favorite Flowers

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Randall Smith Jun 8. 8 Replies

The Evolution of Ecological Consciousness

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jun 4. 1 Reply

Living in the forest

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud May 27. 6 Replies

Good plants that volunteer.

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Idaho Spud May 25. 17 Replies

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Comment by Joan Denoo on November 17, 2013 at 4:43pm
Randall, You are so wise to have gathered "persimmon trees and seeds came from a tree my grandmother planted 90 years ago". Real treasures. I hope your family realizes what a richness you have saved. The nice thing about plants, sharing does not deplete the giver and renews the receiver!
Comment by Joan Denoo on November 17, 2013 at 4:14pm
I ran across this diary while looking for fossil horses:
"Plowing Up History!

"One year as the Donahoes were plowing their land near where the Steptoe Battlefield site, they plowed up a cannon ball and some old guns, most of which had deteriorated. That’s not all that was plowed up. In 1890 to 1900 there were hills covered with flowers and millions of prairie chickens; however when the farmers plowed up the flowers, they destroyed bird nests. There were thousands of other birds like blackbirds, bob-whites, quails and lots of squirrels. There were also many mink, muskrats and fish until the Smith brothers put in a dam at Pine City. After all the plowing, Leo wrote: "Now there is nothing but wheat."
"A History of the Rosalia Area
http://www.sos.wa.gov/history/cities_detail.aspx?i=11
Comment by Daniel W on November 17, 2013 at 8:20am
Randall, it's fantastic to have a family heirloom fruit tree!

There are some named Varieties of American persimmon - Meader and Golden among others. One of my saplings is supposedly a hybrid Asian/American that is self-fruitful, the other is an Asian persimmon, also supposedly self fruitful. We'll see if I ever get fruit from them. I think the hardest stage us getting them established the first year. We made it through that much!

To have fruit trees you grew from seed - also fantastic! I have some seedling wild plums, a european plum seedling, snd a peach. Whether I will see fuit from those is iffy.
Comment by Randall Smith on November 17, 2013 at 7:49am

Joan: How's my body holding up? Legs!!  Seriously, my back is a little sore this morning, but overall, I'm in great shape. I'm an exercise nut, so that helps.

Daniel: The persimmon trees and seeds came from a tree my grandmother planted 90 years ago. It was struck by lightning about 3 years ago and is now gone. Luckily, and with foresight, I planted seeds from it that have grown to respectability--2 "females" and 4 "males". So I'm assuming they're called American persimmons. And so delicious! Be patient.

Comment by Daniel W on November 16, 2013 at 8:34pm
Randall thanks for showing your persimmon tree! we will see if I get fruit in a few years! You must wait for them to fall to ground. Are they a named variety?
Comment by Daniel W on November 16, 2013 at 8:32pm
Joan,
plus... I lve learning. that kind of history! It is part of the story of the Columbisn exchange - when separate diverse ecosystems became part of a global ecosystem.
Maybe the horses did so well partly because they wete a missing part of the ecology. Long before, were there horses or other large herbivores that were wiped out by hunter gatherers?
Comment by Daniel W on November 16, 2013 at 8:25pm
Joan what a beautiful area!
Comment by Joan Denoo on November 16, 2013 at 12:28pm
Rndall, your harvest sounds delicious and beautiful. Autumn chores getting ready for the long winter is one of my favorite seasons. You know how to care for your garden and produce; pickled beets taste so good. The smells, both indoors and out awaken deep feelings. How is your body holding up?
Comment by Randall Smith on November 16, 2013 at 7:49am

Mid November garden activities: cleaned and fertilized asparagus bed, removed cages and support poles, dug beets (to store or pickle), filled 3 large cages with leaves and pine needles, planted peach seeds (nectarines didn't germinate last year--I suppose because they're hybrids?), spread compost, and pick/dig up Brussels sprouts, kale, arugala, carrots, parsnips, etc. when needed. And that's only half of it!

Comment by Plinius on November 12, 2013 at 6:21am

Don't stop, tell us more, Joan!

 

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