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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 June 14, 2015 at 7:20am
i have go cover bean plantings to protect from birds too. And rabbits and deer. I planned to build a portable frame for netting last winter but didnt.

Rabbits ate a few of the corn plsnts but I guess they didnt like them so left most for me.
Comment by Randall Smith on June 14, 2015 at 7:12am
"devour"
Comment by Randall Smith on June 14, 2015 at 7:10am
Once birds get a taste of pea plants, they devore them. I've had to resort to netting on occasion. I'm considering not messing with them next year, but not because of birds or rabbits. They just get too tough and stringy to eat. I can't seem to pick them early enough.
My chard is finally growing. Spinach bolted almost immediately--major disappointment. Lettuce is great.
Comment by Plinius on June 14, 2015 at 12:44am

My Swiss chard was attacked by snails - they left nothing for me. But the herbs and three sorts of lettuce are doing well.

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 14, 2015 at 12:41am

Daniel, I bet the birds have something to do with the no-show green beans. I will place wire chicken wire and see if I have better luck. That makes more sense than peas rotting. Not being there to check on them, I don't know. 

Comment by k.h. ky on June 14, 2015 at 12:39am
I have loads of blackberries that are going to have to be netted or the birds will make off with them.
Comment by Daniel W on June 14, 2015 at 12:34am
Joan, peas never grew well for me until one day I noticed birds in the pea patch. I cecided they wete eating the pea sprouts. After covering the pea bed with chicken wire, germination magically improved from about 10% to sbout 90%.

Swiss chard us one of the few greens thst do really well for me. Most cabbage family plants get too many caterpillers and get eaten to nothingness. The local bugs ignored the swiss chard crop.
Comment by Joan Denoo on June 14, 2015 at 12:21am

Lovely greens and peas, Daniel. I planted spinach and peas before I left Laura's home and according to recent reports, it appears they rotted. Nothing came up, except radishes. I'll talk to Laura tomorrow and see if anything else came up. 

Comment by Daniel W on June 14, 2015 at 12:14am

Randy,

I use grass clippings for mulch a lot.  Our summers are dry, so they persist for the summer.  They self-compost quickly in the winter. 

Barbara, you have a green thumb!  You are even able to grow trees from prunings, that you don't want to grow!

We have been eating swiss chard for a couple of weeks, grown in a barrel on the deck.

Today we had the first of the snowpeas.  They were easy to grow.  No attention after planting the seeds in April.

Comment by k.h. ky on June 14, 2015 at 12:06am
Joan, Barbara, l posted thank you then accidentally deleted them. Heavy clouds interfere with the internet service. Lots of rain three miles away but not a drop here. Back to watering the compost heaps. Even though our rainfall is above average l still use any 'found water' for the compost. Water that has only had eggs boiled in it, or used to wash vegetables. I wonder if that is even necessary or if I'm just such a wanna be ' green ' person l just hope the little things help?
 

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