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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 Randall Smith on November 29, 2016 at 8:15am

I love pickled beets. Unfortunately, I "forgot" to make any this Fall. I did make dill pickles, however. Yum.

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 28, 2016 at 10:24am

Joan, I very much liked your story of your pickle-puss-girl. 

I remember me liking vinegary things when I was young.  Pickled pigs feet, pickled gherkins, and probably several more that I can't remember now.  Don't care for them now.

Munching into lemons was also something I enjoyed.  I'd probably still enjoy them once in a while, but haven't eaten any for years, because I want to save my teeth from an early death.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 28, 2016 at 2:24am

Daniel, your eggs look so pretty. The green one among the white and brown makes a prettier basket than an Easter Egg batch of colored eggs. 

I will tell Katelynn, my great-granddaughter, about you putting in a "14 hour light on a timer" and the hens starting to produce eggs again.

She just turned 16-years-old and the family had a big bonfire with huge piles of slash to get rid of before the dry season hits next spring. She had a large crowd of her friends to help celebrate.  

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 28, 2016 at 2:16am

I wish I had your energy, Daniel, and Kathy. I continue on my slug phase and don't seem to be recovering

I am at L&L Paradise Acres for a week, had a lovely walk with Dominic around the perimeter of the house clearing. The bird sounds sang us along our way. 

Larry fixed the turkey for Thanksgiving, and the rest of the meal was a team effort. We had turkey soup for lunch and turkey gravy over dressing and rolls tonight, with my pickled beets and onions. 

While I prepared dinner tonight, Brooklyn, my two-year-old great-granddaughter placed the step stool where she wanted to watch me make dinner. I gave her a small taste of pickled beets; she shuddered, then smiled and wanted more. She ate several more beets and onions and seemed unwilling to share them. She is my pickle-puss-girl. 

Comment by k.h. ky on November 26, 2016 at 7:25pm
We were getting a lot of green and pink eggs but no longer. One of the black hens had to be're-homed' because she wouldn't stop nesting. And when she while she nested she started eating eggs. And just pecking into others.

I finished with the pruning and transplanted a couple things. Cut around a small shrub that has to be moved. If we ever get enough rain.
Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on November 22, 2016 at 10:45pm

This is about 2 or 3 days of eggs.  It was pouring rain today.  I spread more leaves in the orchard, collected eggs, and gave up.  The hens had stopped producing, so we installed a 14 hour light on a timer, and now they have started again.

It looks like someone was slacking off.  I thought the Americauna was defective and producing brown eggs, instead of the blue or green ones that we read about.  Turns out this is her first egg.  The white ones are from the lone Leghorn. The others are from either the Rhode island reds, or the palest brown might be from 2 the mixed-heritage hens.  The sex-linked hen turned out to be a rooster.

Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on November 22, 2016 at 10:40am

Asters are really beautiful.

I think I will make today a garden day too.  Haul another truckload of leaves that I collected, probably the last for the season.  Do some maintenance work in my orchard, especially the deer cages.  I removed two for trees that I hope have outgrown the need, which makes them easier to maintain.  Others need to be larger to accommodate growth.  Plant more bulbs.

Comment by k.h. ky on November 21, 2016 at 3:49pm
More pruning today. The asters were out of control this year. I thinned them out to. They had pretty blooms but not as many as usual because of the dry fall.
Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on November 21, 2016 at 1:56pm

Spud, at a gas station on my street, there are about 10 ginkgo trees.  A couple are near street lights.  The parts of those trees near the streetlights have green leaves when the rest are yellow or gone.  Those trees seen to do OK in this relatively mild climate.

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 20, 2016 at 11:53am

Daniel, thanks for pointing to  "A Way to Garden" site.  I've read quite a few interesting articles, and intend to read all of them.

The one that interested me the most was the one about street lights harming trees.   She said that powerful street lights made trees think that it was not time to collect the nutrients from the leaves, but kept them green and growing.  The leaves would then freeze before the tree could save the nutrients.  She didn't think it would hurt healthy trees, but ones that were already under stress could be harmed.  

My extension agent said the lights are not bright enough to cause harm, but that article had a picture that supports her contention that it does:

 

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