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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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

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

Discussion Forum

Compact Bed Geometry

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Wednesday. 0 Replies

Soil: regenerative land management

Started by Joan Denoo on Tuesday. 0 Replies

Permaculture

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 21. 3 Replies

Mullein

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Plinius Jul 18. 1 Reply

To cure your garlic

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Randall Smith Jul 16. 1 Reply

Harvesting vegetables

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jul 9. 4 Replies

The Hen in Winter

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by k.h. ky Jul 4. 10 Replies

Fruit Pests: Apricot

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jun 28. 3 Replies

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

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Comment by Daniel W on April 26, 2015 at 5:56pm

Some photos from today.  My yard in Battleground WA.

Mulberry, Korean Lilac, Red maple, Mountain Ash, Camassia

Comment by Barbara Livingston on April 24, 2015 at 8:43am

Welcome back Randy! Hope your trip was everything you wanted it to be!  We have had the rainiest spring in several years - thunderstorms today. I'm in awe at how fast things are growing and blooming.  Ate mulberries for the first time off my tree - so sweet even more so than blackberries which they look very much like. 

Comment by Randall Smith on April 24, 2015 at 7:55am
After two weeks absence, it's time to tackle the garden full force!
Comment by Plinius on April 17, 2015 at 1:59am

Joan is posting from hospital, so she must be getting better.

Comment by k.h. ky on April 16, 2015 at 9:24pm
At least they aren't in the house but they are getting close to it. I wonder how large the colony is for it to have so many hills of all sizes.
I hope Joan is doing well. Carl too.
Comment by Idaho Spud on April 15, 2015 at 8:36am

In the past, I've used quite toxic materials to get rid of ants.  It does the job for about a year, but they continue to fly in and create new colonies, so it's a never ending battle.  I've decided to quit using toxic materials, and will try Patricia's method.

Comment by k.h. ky on April 15, 2015 at 8:11am
Patricia, I'll try that. All this precipitation seems to have driven ants up the hill where I live. They are everywhere.
Comment by Idaho Spud on April 15, 2015 at 6:52am

Patricia, I've not heard of your ant killer before, but I'm going to try it.  Those critters are a pain.  I'm glad I don't have fire ants, but what I do have eat a lot of my strawberries, farm aphids on some of my fruiting plants, and get in the house where they sometimes sting me.

Comment by Barbara Livingston on April 15, 2015 at 2:15am

Patricia, your ant killer is new to me and I've printed it. Will give it a try as I have large mounds nears my front walk - Fire Ants - nasty little critters. Although what it will do to them makes me shudder.

Daniel, I've come to the decision that this year will be a test case for all my newly planted items and I'm going to let nature take its course.  I'll definitely learn which things will need intervention from me.  Since this has been the wettest Spring in several years there's a good chance some of my plants won't get pollinated.

It boggles my mind how you track each tree and plant and help it along with pollination, grafting, pruning, et al.  Info on figs and pawpaw is fascinating!  

Kathy, I don't have that many ants as they don't like the rain and seem to go underground - I do have snails by the gazillion and when I walk down my walkway after dark it is crunchy. :)  Tomorrow I'm putting out rows of diatomaceous earth in hopes of at least slowing them down. 

Comment by k.h. ky on April 14, 2015 at 11:02pm
There are ants everywhere! I usually leave them alone but the rain must have driven them to higher ground.
Does anyone know any natural remedies for them? I've been reading about coffee grounds, cream of wheat and cornmeal. The coffee grounds will probably work but I don't have enough to cover the areas involved. I've never seen so many ants! I turned a five gallon bucket right side up and ants had covered every inch beneath it!! Those were red but I don't know what kind they are.
 

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