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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

What Killed My Chicken - How To Know

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Daniel Wachenheim 2 hours ago. 2 Replies

Polluting Yourself with Leaf Blowers

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Daniel Wachenheim Sep 22. 6 Replies

Willow tree

Started by Thomas Murray. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 15. 12 Replies

Front yard gardening. Edible Estates.

Started by Daniel Wachenheim. Last reply by k.h. ky Sep 15. 14 Replies

Archer Strawberry

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 15. 2 Replies

Deer Fence Installed! But Where's the Mulch?

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Randall Smith Sep 6. 1 Reply

My Farm Failures - Revealed Justin Rhodes

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Aug 15. 2 Replies

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Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on June 3, 2014 at 10:37am

Cenek, the straw mulch will serve you well!  Decrease weeds + keep the soil more evenly moist, reducing water requirement + will eventually compost itself in place, enriching your soil.  Your garden has a lot of promise there!

I have a shredder that is intended to chop trimmings and leaves for mulch.  They clog it up and I have to continuously clean it out, so now it sits unused in a shed.  I was thinking of using it to chop straw for a finer mulch.  Not required, but Iike to experiment.  The dry brittle straw might chop easier than plants and twigs.

king glad you got some rain, even with the weed problem.

Comment by king on June 3, 2014 at 10:33am

and now it is too wet

Comment by king on June 3, 2014 at 10:24am
Could not weed cause to much rain it was buckets
Comment by Joan Denoo on June 3, 2014 at 10:12am

Čenek, I like your mulching method. Great way to hold in moisture and discourage weeds. Nice for vine crops to grow on as well. Thanks for sharing. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on June 3, 2014 at 9:55am

Cenek, I see you use straw on part of your garden.  It's something I want to use again when I move to a more secluded place where there's not much danger of a passing person throwing a match in it.

Comment by Čenek Sekavec on June 3, 2014 at 9:49am

I'll just put this here

Took this pic a few evenings ago. This is part of my garden this year.

 

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 3, 2014 at 9:33am

Daniel, I agree about weeds just being beautiful plants growing in the places I don't want them. So much of my garden includes the gifts from birds. One very pretty plant fascinated me and I didn't know what it was until the blossoms turned into Cocklebur (Xanthium) seeds. I don't want any more thorny things in my garden so I pulled it out. 

I usually welcome the gifts birds bring, unless they grow in a place I don't want them or have features I don't want in my garden. I keep the poisonous things out of the garden, as a general rule, because the kids of the neighborhood come over and sample just about everything. They know not to eat rhubarb leaves. They do love to taste the sage, lavender, mints, you know those very aromatic and tasty treats a garden can produce. 

I'm glad you called in sick, although your patients and co-workers undoubtedly miss you. Time becomes so valuable when recovering from a life-threatening disease, and it is great to be able to select the place in which one wants to be. 

Ning's garden will be a beautiful sight with delightful aromas. I look forward to seeing its progress. 

Your affirmations will help ease the load of life's challenges. I like the way you framed them. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 3, 2014 at 9:14am

Barbara, good morning. I enjoy reading your posts. 

Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on June 3, 2014 at 9:10am

We just got our first flush of strawberries from the raised bed.  Spring is earlier here.  We use everbearing strawberries for extended crop.

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 3, 2014 at 9:09am

Spud, you beat me! I have lots of blossoms, no fruit yet. 

I hear you about the time it takes to become a good gardener. It is the little things that matter: soil, water, sun, food! 

I lived in Alaska for two years and the rose hips there were just splendid! So, they can grow in cold weather. I made rosehip jam with an Athabascan woman whose ancestors used them as part of their ancient diet. 

Problems with rosehips for me in my small garden is they are very thorny. The benefits are pretty roses, great rosehips and wonderful jams. Yes, there is such a thing as a thornless rose hip, and I suspect they do not have the flavor of the heirloom varieties. 

 

 

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