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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Welcome to Eden!

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

Sentient Biped's Garden Blog. Happy to add a different feed if there are suggestions.

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Comment by Joan Denoo on Friday

Daniel, have you used the 7-foot high plastic netting to keep deer out? Also, have you tried electric fencing? 

I don't have a vegetable garden yet, here at Laura's, except what is growing in the greenhouse. The seeds sprout very quickly, grow fast and we will have a spinach feed very soon. 

I plan to have raised vegetable beds next summer. 

Comment by Daniel W on Friday
Randy, you are inspiring me! Your plans earlier this year have come to fruition.

Im not doing so well at the moment, so my garden is mostly on autopilot. Fortunately, this is the winding-down time of year. If something isn't done today, it can probably be done next week, or even next month.

I did re-plant garlic. Of the entire bed, only 2 plants grew in a month. Fortunately Oct 1 is still a good time to plant them. Most of the cloves completely disappeared. Voles? That never happened before.

I bought some onion sets. They will need protection too. There are deer browsing among my raised beds. either they or rabbits ate last year's scallions. They are eating the buckwheat I planted as a soil builder. Damn deer - where are wolves when we need them?

I did buy a couple bags of Spring bulbs. Two bags went into raised planters that I built for daylilies. The bulbs are below root level for the daylilies, and between them, for a hoped for succession of flowers. The others, I don't know yet. Most of my perennial beds are fairly saturated with bulbs - unless voles ate them too.

Today an opuntia (prickly pear cactus) should arrive in mail from Raintree. I want to put those in raised bed or containers so they stay really dry. The plan is, try the pads for nopales - which are a challenge to prepare, but tasty and healthy - flowers to enjoy, and fruit to try, never ate them before, Opuntias are my "climate change" experiment along with some hardy palms.
Comment by Randall Smith on Friday

I'm againin'. Garden cleanup, that is. Dug up some nice carrots and parsnips. Anybody else love parsnips like I do? Sun dried a mess of banana peppers. Next on the agenda is to dig up sweet potatoes. My red raspberries perked up after one and a half inches of rain two weeks ago. They're running out my ears. I've already made 3 gallons of raspberry wine.  One more garden thing: I had my first concord grapes this week. Waited 3 years. Seedy, but tasty.

Comment by Daniel W on September 23, 2015 at 10:41pm
Randy, you did a lot there!

I still have a lot of cleanup ahead, and prep for next year. This weekend I will be in Houston. Garden chores will have to wait.

I have planted some of the container plants from my do it yourself nursery. Glad to get them into the ground, less care needed. More of that to come, oct and nov.
Comment by Randall Smith on September 23, 2015 at 6:59am

I actually worked in the garden yesterday, cleaning up a major portion of corn stalks, vines, and weeds. I also froze a large batch of white peaches.

Happy Autumnal Equinox!

Comment by k.h. ky on September 22, 2015 at 12:01pm
It's hit and miss. We never know. We operate off cell towers in the backwoods. Sometimes we lose phone service for hours too.
Comment by Idaho Spud on September 21, 2015 at 11:52am

Hi Kathy.  How often is the internet unavailable where you're at?

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.


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