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!

Location: Planet Earth
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Welcome to Eden!

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

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

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Comment by Daniel W on January 5, 2014 at 9:25am

2016 to be the "International year of Pulses".  Beans, peas, chickpeas, lentils....


I'm not sure it's something to celebrate. But I do like lentils, and hummus, and snowpeas, and green beans.

Comment by Daniel W on January 5, 2014 at 9:20am

Beverly, I love growing herbs!  Even when I don't eat them, I love smelling them.  I was thinking chives might also do well in the window garden, and garlic chives.  Nice flowers, too.  Actually all the ones you mentioned sound nice.

Comment by Plinius on January 4, 2014 at 11:44am

That's beautiful, Sentient, thanks!

Comment by Daniel W on January 4, 2014 at 10:48am

From the blog Gardening Gone Wild, "Why You Garden"

Why You Garden

You garden because you need to make a profound connection with the Earth.

It’s your birthright. A primordial longing to experience and participate in the magic of nature.

The deep knowing that ultimately nature is your teacher. Your guide.

You’re a participant. A cog in the wheel. Not in charge.

You learn to slow down. And listen to what the land has to tell you.

Sometimes finding balance and harmony. Other times total frustration and cacophony.

It’s the Tao. Dark and Light. Ebb and Flow.

You work in the garden relentlessly because you have to. Fingernails clogged up with dirt. Sweat streaming down your face.

It’s here that you feel most comfortable in your skin. At peace. And yet, paradoxically ‘on fire’.

Nurturing and being nurtured. Part of the cosmic consciousness. Participating in ‘sacred play’.

Every keen gardener intuitively knows this.

You have a deep seeded vision of what you want your garden to ‘be’. A yearning that is embedded in your unconscious.

This is – in part – what propels you forward. Keeps you chipping away. To get to the essence of what’s underneath.

To embrace your soul – your creative fire.

At the end of the day, after you clean up and store tools, you take a few minutes just to be in your garden.

It’s in those moments that you feel a penetrating serenity. A state of bliss.

“The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe to match your nature with Nature.” Joseph Campbell

Comment by Daniel W on January 4, 2014 at 10:46am

Beverly, that sounds like an interesting approach.  I hope youi'll keep us updated!

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 29, 2013 at 2:54pm

Beverly, sorry about your restriction, but looking forward to your results.  I've heard about window gardening, but never tried it.

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 29, 2013 at 2:31pm

I've received 4 physical catalogs in the last month.  Didn't order any of them, so that's a strike against them.  Besides that, I hardly looked at them.  The internet has a much better selection.  

Haven't ordered anything yet, or even started looking.  I've still got time.  Haven't I?

Comment by Daniel W on December 29, 2013 at 1:47pm

Randall watch out!  Those catalogs can be seductive!  

Thanks for the encouragement about Spring.  So near, but so far!  

With the internet, I don't wait for catalogs.  I bought seeds already via internet.  I'm such a sad case!  :-)

For me the attraction is I can research varieties for short cool season, which we have here.  The nurseries are hit and miss.  I think some of their plants are grown in California and brought here, so not suitable.  They are also into nationally suitable hybrids, again maybe not as good for my climate.  I may well be wrong, but that's my thought process.

Plus those online catalogs are so interesting!

Comment by Randall Smith on December 29, 2013 at 7:19am

Received my first seed catalogue the other day. Perused through it to get the juices flowing. Pretty devious, if you ask me, for those companies to incite a riot of the mind. Nevertheless, I haven't bought anything from them in years. I go to a local nursery. Not nearly the variety--nor the temptation! Hang in there, garden lovers. Spring is just around the next curve.

Comment by Daniel W on December 25, 2013 at 8:43pm

Got the soil analysis.  Moved it to a separate discussion, in case anyone is interested.  Now that I have a lab analysis, I feel like I can be more scientific in my gardening.  The report changes the plans significantly.


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