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

Discussion Forum

My Farm Failures - Revealed Justin Rhodes

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Aug 15. 2 Replies

An Herb Garden for Chickens

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Daniel W Aug 1. 1 Reply

Permaculture Chickens Justin Rhodes

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 30. 1 Reply

Using Chickens in a Food Forest

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by k.h. ky Jul 17. 15 Replies

Crisis garden annuals

Started by Larry Martin. Last reply by Larry Martin Jul 11. 4 Replies

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Comment by Idaho Spud on August 7, 2015 at 11:49am

This strange looking fellow (strange to me anyway) is an Early Acorn Hybrid squash.  I planted it late, but it will probably produce some because it's on the hot south side of the house.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 6, 2015 at 4:48pm

When reading about Bumblebees, I came across the sad news that they are declining in number like honeybees.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 6, 2015 at 4:47pm

Yes Joan, it sounds like we have similar weather, at least in the last couple of weeks.

Bumblebees wear fur coats.  That made me smile Chris.

Comment by Plinius on August 6, 2015 at 12:49pm

Bumblebees wear fur coats, so they're always earlier than bees.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 6, 2015 at 11:29am

Daniel, your morning glory colors add a lovely element to your gourds. Your photos reveal a lovely scene; your garden stories inspire me. 

Randy, I like your story of the nectarine seeds and their progress. Glad to learn electric tape will keep raccoons out of your patch. I expect we will have to deal with that challenge as well. Thanks for the information. Your freezer must be filling up quickly.

Spud, this cold spell after such a hot stretch and yesterday we had very high winds. We have a lot of smoke in the skies. Does your weather sound like mine? We are mostly under the same weather patterns, I think.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 6, 2015 at 7:52am

Randy, good to know that an electric fence keeps out raccoons.

Thinking about the Bumbles, It may be that they are not only here in early morning, but all day.  I probably only notice them in early morning because I usually only work in the early morning. 

Yesterday was cloudy, cool, and sprinkling off & on.  I briefly went out in the afternoon and saw a Bumblebee, but no honeybees.  I read that Bumbles can function in the cold because they can warm their bodies and honeybees can not.

Comment by Randall Smith on August 6, 2015 at 7:26am

Yes, Spud, my red raspberries are blooming too. Not many honeybees, but lots of bumbles.

In the past two days, I've put up (freeze) applesauce and brocolli. Green beans and corn are next. My electric fence has kept out the raccoons, thankfully.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 2, 2015 at 10:40am

I've been pleased to see Bumblebees in my Raspberries the last few days.  I see them in the early morning, before many honeybees get here.

Comment by Randall Smith on August 2, 2015 at 7:23am

Daniel, I noticed you were "into seed saving". Interesting bit on your peach seeds (garden blog). I told you I had about 20 nectarine trees grow out of my saved seeds. They've been transplanted onto my kid's farm and seem to be doing quite well. They average 18" tall. Thanks for sharing your garden stories and photos.

Comment by Daniel W on August 1, 2015 at 12:41pm

Joan, I'm so impressed with what you are doing and proud to know you.  What an amazing gift and heritage you are building - and have built all along!   You are an inspiration, and a true resource for others.

The heritage garden will mean so much!  I really value the few plants that I have from my parents, and from theirs.  They give such a sense of perspective, and independence from modern corporatism, flash-in-the-pan, marketing-based horticulture.

Walking around today, I noted Ning's arbor.  Last year I grew morning glories for him.  He liked them but thought they were too much work to clean up.  This year he bought a packet of gourd seeds, which I started for him, and the morning glories came up volunteer.  The gourds have such surprisingly beautiful white flowers, and I am not unhappy the morning glories vined around them.

Before Ning told me he didn't want morning glories, I had already bought and started a different variety, more pastel. So they went onto a separate trellis. I like those too. Both the morning glories and the gourds will be more seeds to save for next year.  For some reason I am really into seed saving again this year.

 

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