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

Compact Bed Geometry

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner yesterday. 0 Replies

Soil: regenerative land management

Started by Joan Denoo on Tuesday. 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

The Hen in Winter

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by k.h. ky Jul 4. 10 Replies

Fruit Pests: Apricot

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jun 28. 3 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 September 8, 2013 at 6:52am

I may have great sweet corn, but I sure can't produce melons--of any variety! My cantaloupes never get any larger than softball size (barely)--if I get any at all. I'm envious. Still no rain. Love the Bible comments!

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 7, 2013 at 8:39pm

Spud, sounds like you have the idea already ... we just need to stand back and watch your garden thrive. Good job!

Daniel, your brugmansia is so pretty. Worth the extra effort. I assume you have to bring it in before winter. 

Comment by Daniel W on September 7, 2013 at 8:21pm

This brugmansia was dropping its buds and leaves.  I could not keep up with watering it.  So a few weeks ago I repotted.  Now it's blooming again.  It's a fun plant. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 7, 2013 at 7:42pm

I put the watermelons above so they would warm-up faster, as watermelon like warm roots.  Didn't think about a flood!

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 7, 2013 at 7:40pm

Good idea Joan.  From now on, whenever I plant something new, or modify a patch of earth, I'll make it above ground level.

I did put my watermelon patch above ground level.  Moon & stars on a mound 1.5 feet above, and sugar baby 3 feet above.  

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 7, 2013 at 7:32pm
Spud, if you are having 6" of rain at a time, you may consider raising the height of your growing beds 6"+ inches above ground level so the water will drain quickly away from growing roots. You may have to build boxes to hold the soil in, or perhaps it won't be necessary. Since this heavy rain is unusual, it may not happen again ... or it may be a new normal. You have options if such heavy rains continue next year. Because you prepared your soil so deeply, the moisture will absorb into the prepared beds and will work in your favor. You will not have wasted your energy.
Comment by Daniel W on September 7, 2013 at 7:29pm


Bible is a good book with lots of practical info, such as how to build an arc to survive Idaho rains.  It also has instructions about how to make spotted goats and sheep.  Something involving use of willow branches or something.

I think a cantaloupe is an antelope that couldn't.  But they taste very good.

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 7, 2013 at 7:19pm

And cantaloupe has many spellings, one of which is cantaloup.

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 7, 2013 at 7:18pm

Muskmelons vs cantaloupes is kind of confusing.  Definitions seem to change as years go by.  However, it appears that a cantaloup is a kind of muskmelon.

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 7, 2013 at 7:16pm

Bible?  What's a bible?


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