Godless in the garden


Godless in the garden

Welcome to gardeners, growers of veggies, fruits, flowers, and trees!  


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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 Idaho Spud on April 27, 2014 at 8:11am

I've not heard of piss elm, but there's some kind of an elm about 200 feet from me that I would like to see disappear.  

It produces huge amounts of seeds every year and I have to remove the hundreds of seedlings from my garden in a timely fashion or their tap roots establish such an extremely good anchorage, that it's very hard to remove them.

Comment by Daniel W on April 27, 2014 at 6:19am
k.h, that sounds like grafting or a start at it.

It took a while for me to learn. Now that I know how, I look for things to graft. Several of my fruit trees are becoming multiple varieties as a result.
Comment by k.h. ky on April 26, 2014 at 9:44pm
I've never tried grafting. I have used duck tape to tape a broken limb back to a bush it got knocked off of. It healed just fine and when the tape finally came loose from watering l just cut it away.
Comment by king on April 26, 2014 at 9:30pm
That is one thing I have always wanted to do and cutting down these elms will make it worse if u dig a hole 30ft out from one and find a root and cut it it will grow 2 new trees one from each end of the cut
Comment by Daniel W on April 26, 2014 at 9:18pm
Just showing off. Here is one of the whip-and-tongue grafts I did 2 months ago, to propagate an apple tree. I know some people do thousands of grafts at nurseries, but this is new for me. Most of my grafts took this year. Deer ate one and a couple of others have not sprouted yet.

Nature is amazing. I still can't get over that you can cut a piece off from one plant, attach it to another, and they can heal together and grow.

Comment by Daniel W on April 26, 2014 at 9:14pm

KIng, you got me on that one.  I googled on piss elm, and saw references to Chinese elm.  Some references said the burning wood smelled like urine.  Anyway, I thought I knew trees, but this is a first to me.

I imagine you would kill them same as any other tree, by cutting them down.  

Comment by king on April 26, 2014 at 9:15am
Oh and the wood is useless other then firewood and when it goes across a saw mill it smells like piss that's where the name comes from
Comment by king on April 26, 2014 at 9:11am
The piss elm is a hybrid that is not killed by the Dutch and spreads like wild fire it is nothing like the native elm trees it is very messy and will kill other trees if left alone
Comment by Plinius on April 26, 2014 at 3:57am

I can't imagine why, but I have no help to offer; the Dutch elm disease killed most elms here and there are not many left.

Comment by king on April 26, 2014 at 2:25am
Remove it from the planet I hate these trees

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