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Godless in the garden

Welcome to gardeners, growers of veggies, fruits, flowers, and trees, backyard hen enthusiasts, worm farmers, & composters!

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If you like to dig in the dirt, grow flowers, putter around the yard, dig in the kitchen garden, raise backyard hens, or just like daydreaming about the garden, this is the place.

Many topics have been discussed in the archive.  Revive a topic by adding your 2¢ or start a new topic.

Everyone likes photos of the garden, so if you like to share photos of your prize dahlia, your favorite hen, or your first tomato, go right ahead!

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Comment by Barbara Livingston on November 7, 2014 at 4:50pm

Thanks for the Geoff Lawton link  http://www.geofflawton.com/fe/33812-urban-permaculture

 I had never heard of him before and could not believe my eyes.  All of those food producing plants in 640 sq. ft. - and all this time I thought my 2400 sq. ft. was small.  Amazingly he has 30 fruit trees and here I am dithering about where I'm going to put the three that I want to buy. *face palm*  Imagine three apple trees all bearing fruit at different times, all standard trees but pruned to a height he can reach - and then he has other fruit trees - in a tiny urban back yard no less - and in four years time. 

I'm afraid I'm going to have to go to site and view at least once a day until January planting time arrives!!!!  

You are also are right about conforming to hopelessness. I've felt bummed with the election results and feeling that way won't change a thing - working towards sustainability will.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on November 7, 2014 at 4:49pm

Hate so say goodbye to the hosta, but it'll be sprouting again in the blink of an eye.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 7, 2014 at 4:07pm

Surviving Collapse: Designing your way to abundance.

Conforming to feelings of hopelessness and helplessness results in no change when change is needed. 

Refuse to submit to these feelings, instead think about the challenges facing us, explore options, develop a plan of action, and put a plan into motion. Then, evaluate outcomes. If we fail, put the next plan into place and evaluate again. Even if nothing changes, we can know we gave it a good honest whack! If we go down in defeat, too bad; what else is new? If we overcome the negative feelings and accomplish something, we can stand tall, proud and have a big party. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 7, 2014 at 3:22pm

Geoff Lawton Urban Permaculture

Overflowing with ideas of how to manage permaculture in the city. 

I'm getting some ideas of how to better manage water. That is a good way to save some money. I'm not interested in pumps or things that need maintenance, but for those who are clever, there are som ideas. 

Comment by Randall Smith on November 7, 2014 at 7:54am

Daniel, I can't remember exactly how long it takes, perhaps 5 years. I made persimmon pudding for our family gathering (among other things), and everybody raved.

Everyone, check out my comment and photos in the Food group.

Comment by Plinius on November 7, 2014 at 1:16am

Spud, we lived in a dark groundfloor apartment then, and the fishtank and the terrarium were our view of a sunny world. We sold the fish and the snakes when we found out that the floor was rotten - too dangerous for them - and moved when we got the chance.

Comment by Daniel W on November 6, 2014 at 3:44pm
Randy, how long does it take to get a mature persimmon from seeD.

If I remember correctly, grafting a bearing scion onto a mature tree should result in bearing fruit in a couple of years. I should look for some here snd try a male plus female onto one of my young Asian persimmons. It might be the only way I get american persimmons here.
Comment by Joan Denoo on November 6, 2014 at 11:28am

I love moss, too, but in some places it is dangerous to walk on ... like my front concrete slab that gets no sun except at the height of summer. The postal people had a problem with it, so I used vinegar and a stiff brush. It hasn't come back 

When the concrete people poured my slabs front and back, they had some left over and made me a turtle. I named him Homer to put with my concrete frog, Aristotle. Remember the Rembrandt painting of Aristotle contemplating the bust of Homer that was the first painting to sell for $1 million dollars. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 6, 2014 at 11:10am

Chris, moss is beautiful.

Did you raise your snakes for fun, to eat bugs in the garden, or both?

Comment by Don on November 6, 2014 at 9:40am

Some folks chase the encroaching mosses with a power washer.

 

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