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

The Broadfork Chicken MIRACLE

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Oct 8. 4 Replies

What Killed My Chicken - How To Know

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Daniel Wachenheim Sep 28. 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 Randall Smith on February 10, 2014 at 8:04am

One thing sorta neat about a "snow garden"--animal tracks. Mostly rabbit, but I see deer, 'possum, raccoon, dogs. No bear. And vole runs--if only I could catch them. What ever happened to hibernation?  Persimmons are snatched up as soon as they hit the ground. Any leftover "stalks" in my garden are nibbled on. Wild animals have to eat, too.

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

As far as I'm concerned, anyone who digs into the ground with a rusty shovel, to plant a tomato or an apple tree, is a "real gardener". Some of us are more obsessed than others. Some are more relaxed.

Comment by Randall Smith on February 9, 2014 at 8:27am

Joan, I don't know about me being a "real gardener". I'm really not. Till, sow, weed, and harvest--that's the bottom line. I don't even prune my fruit trees (looks awful and it's too much work!). Now my son-in-law, that's different. He IS a "real gardener"--a farmer gardener. Have you checked out ?  I'm going now to Eugene urban farm as you mentioned. 

Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on February 8, 2014 at 6:05pm
Joan keep warm and safe!
Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on February 8, 2014 at 6:05pm
Joan Cary is right! I am going through gardening withdrawal!

Today we cant get the car out of the garage. Its ok, so many go through so much worse challenge. Feb is the beginning of the end of winter. I hope!
Comment by Joan Denoo on February 7, 2014 at 9:32pm

Randall, what a beautiful tree and so prolific! It must be a real pleasure to stroll in your garden. You are a real gardener, facing many challenges to get a crop from beloved trees and never knowing if the weather and pests and diseases and birds and squirrels will leave any fruit for your enjoyment. 

Daniel, I have been watching your storm as it moves across our area. Cary tells me another is over your home now and headed our way. Yes, this is a long, long winter. No snow until now, and now very cold temps with snow on top of ice. Very treacherous walking and driving. 

Watching as weather intrudes on places that are not prepared for winter conditions. I can't even imagine going out in such conditions. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 7, 2014 at 9:21pm

I ran across this site while looking for something else. 



An urban farming supply store that is passionate about bringing simplicity, sustainability and self-reliance to community back yards.


Comment by Randall Smith on February 7, 2014 at 7:44am

I get that leaf curl disease, too. Plus I lose whole limbs on my pear trees--they just up and die. And I suspect apple tree limbs have died from woodpeckers drilling holes encircling around. With the sub-zero temperatures we've had, I'm fairly positive I won't have peaches, nectarines, or almonds (in the peach family of species). That's the usual "rule of thumb". Apples and pears will be okay. By the way, I absolutely love nectarines--no fuzz!

Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on February 6, 2014 at 6:55pm

View from my front door today. How do the rest of you manage? And how did I manage living in Chicago, and colder parts of Illinois, and Indiana? I am not so tough as I was.

What gods do I have to pray to, to bring Spring?

Those poor folks in California. Big drought. And those poor folks back East. Snow cold snow cold. Brrrrr.

Another orchid is about to bloom. Will post when the flowers open.

Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on February 6, 2014 at 8:57am
Cold snap this week into high teens or low 20s. Could so use a lasting spring now! But cant complain. So many have much much greater challenges.

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