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 Daniel W on August 21, 2016 at 7:54pm

Kathy,  have you ever planted in summer for fall crop?  We never did that in the midwest, and I didn't used to do it here, but this year it's looking good.

Randy, I  think it's time for some barbecued rabbit.

I usually mix flowers in with the vegetables.  The marigolds were from seeds I saved last year. 

The tree is Asian pear.   There are also some early apple varieties bearing now.

Comment by Randall Smith on August 21, 2016 at 7:12am

Joan, that site on sweat bees didn't address how to keep them away. I've sprayed on "Off", bleach, soaps, etc. Nothing works. No big deal--there are many bigger things to be concerned with!

Good looking garden, as usual, Don. My brocolli and cabbage were very good this year. I have frozen most of it. My biggest disappointment has been Swiss Chard. I suspect rabbits. No beets, either. Again, rabbits. Grrr.

Comment by k.h. ky on August 20, 2016 at 12:33pm
Broccoli is usually a waste of time in our heat. Occasionally we have a cool enough spring to grow it. But it's rare so most of us don't bother.
Horse flies, sweat bees, mosquito, fleas. If it bites, human or animal, ky has it. Ticks haven't been bad this year but that could be the chickens are free ranging and getting them before they get us.
Comment by Daniel W on August 20, 2016 at 11:16am
Don, that's a nice brocolli.
i planted some brocolli seeds in July to produce in fall. We'll see if it works.
Comment by Daniel W on August 20, 2016 at 11:11am
Don, thanks. i'll do that. This is my year-of-the-squash, dozens of zucchinis, a couple dozen spagetti squashes, big and small winter squashes and many pumpkins, mainly French pumpkins. I eat squash in some form almost every day now.
Comment by Don on August 20, 2016 at 10:12am

Dainiel--I just shred them, pack them into Ziplocs, and freeze them.  Couldn't be simpler.  I add them to soups in the winter--great thickener.

Comment by Don on August 20, 2016 at 10:09am

Our raspberries (the bearing canes) did not do well this year, although next year's canes  look healthy.  It's an old bed, over 20 years in that spot.  If next year is no good, I guess I'll have to replant.  But the rest of the garden is doing very well. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 20, 2016 at 10:08am

Don, I agree with Daniel about your great views.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 20, 2016 at 10:05am

No sweat bees here that I'm aware of.

Comment by Daniel W on August 20, 2016 at 9:59am
Don, love your gorgeous views!
Do you do any blanching or just shred and freeze? I have a bunch of zucchinis to freeze as well.
 

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