Godless in the garden

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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!

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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

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Comment by Randall Smith on September 19, 2016 at 7:36am

My list of saved seeds would be extensive. Some things just do their own thing--dill and sunflowers, for example.

Comment by Plinius on September 19, 2016 at 12:59am

I guess not, Joan, borders are rather difficult.

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 18, 2016 at 4:15pm

Spud, have you had a killing frost yet? We haven't had our first light frost; however, Sept. is when we start getting some serious frosts. 

I imagine you have to cover your tender plants regularly, now. 

Is that clear space on E. Gould & Garrett Way a sand quarry? I forget, is your soil sand? Oh yes! I remember now, you had a problem keeping your young seedlings moist and you brought in a lot of compost. I enjoy your photos. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 18, 2016 at 4:02pm

Yes, I save all kinds of seeds: sunflower, phlox,Monkshood, Hollyhock from Turkey, borage, chives, Foxglove, Echinacea, forget-me-not, garlic, rhubarb, tomato. Sadly, my Greek Oregano died out that winter I was so sick. I guess that was 2013.

If anyone wants some seeds, let me know and I will send you whatever you want. 

I will need your mailing address.

Chris, can you receive seeds? 

Comment by Plinius on September 18, 2016 at 1:25pm
Hollyhock seeds, but I can't send them, customs would destroy them.
Comment by Daniel W on September 18, 2016 at 12:56pm
Any one saving seeds? I've been collecting marigold, four o'clock, and day lily seeds, and once we are done with the Indisn corn will save some of my favorites to replant.

I hand pollinated the daylilies to create new hybrids. For marigolds, I'm mostly saving the brick-red single ones but also some doubles.

If the Chinese beans don't get moldy in the rain, I intend to save those for next year's crop too. And some squash and pumpkins.
Comment by Daniel W on September 18, 2016 at 12:50pm
Ruth, thanks for the link. Very weird. I have not found any of my vegetables wearing lost jewelry.

Spud, we just got some rain today. It's a sign for me to really start winding down. I'm kind of tired anyway and glad the main part of the gardening season is coming to a close. There are still Chinese cabbages and Chinese radishes, turnips, and a few other things. I bought a Gravensteins apple tree at a local nursery - end of season sale and fall is a good time to plant. The spot is currently occupies by beans, but it will be ok for a few weeks in its container.

Joan, that's an incredible sunflower! I have a few in the 12 foot tall range. the seeds will go for chicken food this winter.
Comment by Idaho Spud on September 18, 2016 at 11:43am

The rain is finally starting here.  There was 0.64 inch a few days ago, and quite a bit it forecast starting in 3 days.  Not much for a lot of you, but a fair amount for this area.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 10, 2016 at 5:54pm
Comment by Joan Denoo on September 10, 2016 at 3:13pm

Spud, I don't know how you can keep from keeping Bunny for a pet. So small and vulnerable, I wager that he will let you pet him. 

"The tallest sunflower measures 9.17 m (30 ft 1 in) and was grown by Hans-Peter Schiffer (Germany) in Karst, Nordrhein Westfalen, Germany, as verified on 28 August 2014."

"Dwarf Sunflowers "Johnny's dwarf sunflower selection includes a number of different colors, sizes, and even a double-flowered variety. These sunflowers are perfect for planting in containers either singly or with other varieties, as well as in the garden where they will grow just a little taller. Compare dwarf sunflower characteristics in our Dwarf Sunflower Comparison Chart."

We have cold weather, too, and beautiful partly cloudy skies, nice big cumulus clouds. This week we are in the mid 40s and low 50s 

Colors turn quickly red on the Burning Bushes. 

 

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