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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 Idaho Spud on September 2, 2016 at 1:53pm

I was reading about the largest desert, the Antarctica, and the article said a desert is defined as receiving less than 9.84 inches of precipitation a year.  It dawned on me that I may live in a desert, but no, I receive 12.1 inches per year.  

Comment by Randall Smith on September 2, 2016 at 7:40am

Daniel, sorry I haven't read your garden blog in awhile. Good update here. No Costco nearby. Think I'll check the internet (dehydrator). My nearest Walmart is 10 miles. The "big city", Spud, is 18 miles away--Lafayette. Indianapolis is 50.

Dug up a lot of potatoes the past 3 days. Looking good. I didn't cut through too many of them. I still have some late plantings to dig. And sweet potatoes to be dug in October.

Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on September 1, 2016 at 10:06am
I think our dehydrator was fro Costco.

Yesterday i picked a batch of Roma tomatoes. i grew them specifically to dehydrate. the plants dont take up much room, unlike cherry tomatoes like Singold that tske over vast spaces. The first batch of Romas are drying now. We go through a lot od sundried tomatoes, and they are expensive. For 50 cents or so of seeds, we'll have more like 30 dollars of dehydrated tomatoes. Not really sun-dried, but thats just a name.

Garden us starting to wind down. Im glad, it was feeling more like a job during the hottest days. nStill lots of beans, pumpkins and squash to harvest, lots peppers, apples.
Comment by Idaho Spud on September 1, 2016 at 7:52am

Randy, how far is Walmart from you, and how far is the "big city"?

Comment by Randall Smith on September 1, 2016 at 6:54am

Daniel, I went to my local Walmart (I know, ugh) recently to look for a dehydrater. Found none, but wound up with a hot air popcorn maker. Looks like I'll have to go to the "big city".

Joan, thanks for the photos plus fruit fly info!

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 1, 2016 at 12:28am

Another young urban family takes to Permaculture and a rural lifestyle. It appears they are new to the tasks, and they have some excellent advisors. The man of the family seems to have carpentry skills. I hope they succeed. 
I suspect the are somewhere near Spokane, although all they reveal so far is their farm is in northeast Washington State. 

Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on August 31, 2016 at 1:52pm
Randy, I'm using a Nesco American Harvest dehydrator.
i has a fan and heater, and temperature settings.
the vegetable setting is a little hot for tomatoes, they char a little. so I use one temp lower.

Joan those hummingbird moths are beautiful.
Comment by Joan Denoo on August 31, 2016 at 12:30pm

Fruit flies! Swarms of them every summer until I get out my supplies to eradicate the pesky things. 

6 Smart Ways to Kill Fruit Flies

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 31, 2016 at 12:09pm

Hummingbird moth

 

Hummingbird moth caterpillar

Hummingbird moth life cycle

Nature provides many interesting cycles.  

Comment by k.h. ky on August 31, 2016 at 11:15am
Humming bird moths feed on the moonflowers I have in the yard. I always wondered what they were.
 

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