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!

Location: Planet Earth
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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

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Comment by Idaho Spud on June 29, 2015 at 12:50pm

Daniel, those day lilies are beautiful, and those peaches make my mouth water.  Some cream or ice cream to go with them would taste excellent.

Joan, you got a hotter day than I did, but it's been over 100 for several days now.  Good thing I started 4 kinds of watermelon this year instead of only 1 as I had planned.  They appreciate this heat.

Patricia, glad to hear what Rick is doing.  I was wondering also.

Plinius, congratulations on rescuing the tayberry.

Comment by Randall Smith on June 29, 2015 at 7:50am

Those peaches look divine, Daniel! I've lost a branch already due to weight. I never prune my trees--just let nature do it.  When I visited the Smokies (Nat. Park) many years ago, I saw an old homestead with a scraggly looking apple tree. It was loaded with the best looking apples I ever saw. I decided right then, I'm never going to prune again. Mother nature know best.

Comment by Plinius on June 29, 2015 at 1:14am

The tayberry I rescued some months ago from a dumpstore starts to flower! Must be a survivor!

Comment by Barbara Livingston on June 28, 2015 at 11:04pm

Daniel, 15 years, eh? So goes the adage of the wise man planting in whose shade he will never sit ... my nectarines will be for future generations.

Hot here too, and humid.  And so I resort to indoor projects. :)

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 28, 2015 at 9:21pm

Patricia, Oh Yes!! whipped cream is perfect!

How is Rick's garden growing? 

Are you having a temperature spike this month? 

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 28, 2015 at 9:10pm

Spud, it sounds like you are having a dry spell, too. And the heat is terrible. I had to come in before 11 AM and Spokane had the highest temperature for June on record. Today was 105 degrees. We don't usually get that scorching heat until August. 

OH dear! This will be a bad fire season. We had so much rain earlier and have lots of grass growing on the hills. Conditions are right for fires. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 28, 2015 at 9:05pm

Barbara, I know bagging is a chore, but it might be a good solution. I hope so. Remember to keep us informed next year; I hope you get some. OH! It was squirrels?! Those rascals. 

I was in my garden at 5:30 AM having breakfast. Mrs. Fat Tail Squirrel came over and sat beside me eating some treasure she found in the garden. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 28, 2015 at 9:00pm

Daniel, these peaches look exactly like the peaches I remember as a child and have not had since. I love the taste and to think you have so many now. So, the answer was to move it into a protected place. 

I love daylilies! They bloom as though they were proud to be on stage! The colors of your two radiate life. 

Comment by Daniel W on June 28, 2015 at 8:20pm

It took me 15 years of trying to get a good crop of peaches.  By decent crop I mean more than 5, and of those no badly damaged ones.

Last fall I dug up one of the dwarf peach trees, planted in a container, and kept it out of the Pacific NW winter rains that carry a devastating fungal disease.  This year, no disease.  I've been keeping it on my deck.  Despite merciless thinning of baby peaches, they were heavy enough to break one small branch yesterday.  So I cut it off and pick those peaches.

I thought they were too firm, but on slicing they were just slightly so. Slightly tart, good yellow clingstone flavor. Heavenly! Daylilies are blooming now. I thought I didn't like them, but when I see some at the store on the too-dried-out-and-droopy-to-sell $1 table, I give in and buy them. Actually, I like them more every year. They are tough and sturdy and really very nice flowers.

Comment by Barbara Livingston on June 26, 2015 at 8:42am

Necatrines eaten = squirrels.  grrrrrr. 


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