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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 k.h. ky on September 21, 2015 at 11:46am
Hi Spud. We can't even get regular internet where I'm at. But the school less than 2/10 mile away does.
Comment by Idaho Spud on September 21, 2015 at 11:35am

It's been dry here most of the summer, as usual.  Last week, I did get 1.73 inches of rain over several days. 

Unlike most of the rest of you, this summer has not been very hot this year.  There has even been a couple of cold spells, so my watermelon are not doing too well. 

I picked one before the tendril dried just as a test because that vine had 5 large ones growing, so it was no loss.  In fact, I think I read that they will ripen faster if there are not too many on the vine.  It was only starting to turn pink. 

A couple of days ago, I picked one from another plant.  It's tendril had dried, but even though it tasted good, I don't think it was completely ripe.  Well, the weather is predicted to be in the 80s for the next week.  Maybe I'll get some more.

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 21, 2015 at 11:25am

Good looking picture of Battleground Daniel. 

I haven't read any of you blog for a while because I only get to the library to access the internet 3 days a week, plus, I only spend 2 hours each time because the seats are uncomfortable, and the tables are too high.  I'm not commenting on AN as much for the same reason.

I tried commenting on your blog before, but it seemed too hard to do, so I didn't do it.

Comment by Daniel W on September 20, 2015 at 9:07am
That comment should read, 32% of variation in ecosystem function...
Comment by Daniel W on September 20, 2015 at 9:04am
32% of ecosystem function is due to soul diversity.

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/9/2/soil-biodiversity-he...

We support soil biodiversity by avoiding too much pesticide and herbicide, using ground covers and mulches, add plant material to the soil via compost, trench composting, and green manures.
Comment by Daniel W on September 20, 2015 at 8:22am
Randy, sometimes it takes me a day or two to respond, especially on a work day. All of your comments should be there. If you look back a couple days, I hope you can see them. The program does not notify me, somI have to sign on before I can view and publish the comments. On Blogspot, the blogger needs to moderate because otherwise there is so much spam and robo commenting. Really appreciate every comment! I approve every one.

Glad you got the much-needed rain! We got some too. Makes me think sbout the ancients, watching the skies with worry, wondering how to please the gods to bless them with essential rain. For the most part, if we dont get the right weather, the gods Kroger, and Jewel, or Aldi and Safeway just need sacrifices of silver and gold.
Comment by Randall Smith on September 20, 2015 at 7:41am

Well, big surprise--I got 1.7" of rain two nights ago! Man, did we need it. Sorry it missed you, Kathy.

Daniel, I do follow and occassionally comment on your garden blog. Wondering if you receive my comments. I'll check later, and it'll say "no comments posted". But be assured, I enjoy following your reports, especially the photos. Like I always say, they make me envious.

Comment by Plinius on September 20, 2015 at 12:22am

And here it turned light half an hour ago.

Comment by k.h. ky on September 19, 2015 at 10:56pm
Beautiful Daniel. The time difference always surprises me. It's been dark here for almost four hours.
Comment by Daniel W on September 19, 2015 at 9:22pm

Photo now at my place in Battleground, Washington.

 

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