Godless in the garden


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

Feeling like a fish back in water.

Started by amer chohan 3 hours ago. 0 Replies

The Hen in Winter

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by k.h. ky Aug 18. 11 Replies

Soil: regenerative land management

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Aug 10. 11 Replies

Compact Bed Geometry

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 29. 0 Replies


Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 21. 3 Replies


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

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

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Comment by Randall Smith on December 12, 2013 at 8:20am

Seeing Patricia's snowy owl reminds me that two days ago I had a screech owl sitting on a pine tree limb right out my window. I took a picture, but it's too dark to really see it well, so I won't bother to attach it.

Daniel, may I add my congrats!  I celebrate divorces, instead! And Solstices--one coming up!

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 11, 2013 at 7:04pm

Patricia, that snow looks to be about 30 cm deep.  How close am I?

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 11, 2013 at 6:56pm

Sounds like your still "so happy together" after 17 years.  Nice.

Comment by Daniel W on December 11, 2013 at 6:52pm

Patrica, nice garden!  White on white!  Great color scheme!

We'll probably get some of that soon too.  Growing up in Illinois, and living a while in upstate NY, I know snow.  If I didn't have to drive in it - and the traffic - to work, I might not mind now.

But I would need a sunroom.  Or greenhouse.  Or both.  :-)

Comment by Daniel W on December 11, 2013 at 6:02pm

Chris and Joan, thank you!  It's been a year.  Officially 1 year, unofficially 17 years.

We didn't know what to do, so we didn't do anything.  Just an old married couple.

Comment by Plinius on December 11, 2013 at 5:31am

I missed the celebration? Congratulations, Daniel & Ning! I hope every day will bring you something to celebrate!

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 11, 2013 at 2:05am

Happy first anniversary Daniel and Ning. I hope you have a very special day of celebration and that the coming year brings you excellent health, active minds, and splendid joy! 

Fondly, Joan

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 9, 2013 at 10:50am

Sentient, your method of defeating moles sounds like a good idea, and I plan on doing if I have trouble with the critters when I move to the country.

Temperature this morning was -10 F (-23 C).  Yowzer!  I spent 10 minutes outside with heavy mittens on when it was -6 and my fingers were hurting.

Comment by Daniel W on December 9, 2013 at 8:28am
Randall, the main effort is in getting the materials. Once thats done, I can say 'Today I will cut the boards' and leave it at that. Then 'Today I will drill the holes....today I will screw them together.... etc. There is no hurry and no pressure to conplete a bed. Then one by one they are built.

I will be glad to put the last one in place.

For me its deer and rabbits and voles. The moles st least do some work for me!

And this freeze. Damn, I hope it doesnt kill too much of my trees and shrubs.
Comment by Randall Smith on December 9, 2013 at 7:47am

Daniel, you go to a lot of trouble (i.e., work!) to have a raised garden. Like adding a wire base. Mercy. I'm shamed to admit all I do is dig a trench, toss in seeds, and cover.

As far as what the extension service says about "not bothering to kill moles", I say "ARE YOU KIDDING ME?" They play havoc in my yard, killing grass by tunneling, making those mounds, and getting in the garden. They virtually destroyed a sweet corn patch one year. Do you remember Elmer Fudd's "Kill the Rabbit" song? Well, that's my mole mantra. 


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