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!

Location: Planet Earth
Members: 179
Latest Activity: on Friday

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

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 Plinius on August 1, 2015 at 12:17am

Great, Joan, to be part of such a beautiful project!

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 31, 2015 at 1:52pm

What great things you're passing on to your family Joan.

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 31, 2015 at 1:41pm

Laura and Larry have made a commitment to grow their own food and get off the grid. It is a great privilege to be a part of this technology at this stage of my life. My grandmothers had a very different culture of gardening and I learned so many things from them. Adding modern technology, I hope to pass this knowledge to my six great-grandkids. Jacob, the 16-year-old, is by my elbow in everything I do. He learns eagerly. The others don't have the enthusiasm, yet, until they pull a radish and eat it in the garden or in their salads. I think we will have a great time together as they eat vegetables right out of the garden. Austin, the 12-year-old, likes dill pickles so he takes great interest in the pickling cucs. I have crock to make sauerkraut and pickles. 

Comment by Barbara Livingston on July 31, 2015 at 1:31pm

Truly beautiful Joan ... I'm feeling green.

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 31, 2015 at 1:28pm

Joan, that's an attractive greenhouse.  It should be a huge gardening help.

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 31, 2015 at 12:27pm

This is the beginning of the Generation Garden where I will have the plants from my grandparents' gardens, and my garden. It is the terrace that Zac built for me. He also collected these red rocks from an outcropping near by. This rock drainage is to direct the water from the south, upward sloping ground that will be put into clover and wildflowers hoping to attract birds, bees, and butterflies.  

This is the east terrace that Zac and Laura created for me and it, too, will drain the water off of the upper ground. By diverting water, we hope to prevent the washouts that have been occurring. We will put a hugelculture upslope from the terrace to catch the water flow from the south. 

The final stages of construction of the geodesic dome greenhouse. We have to build the grow beds and put in a water tank on the north side that is intended to collect the winter heat from the south during winter months. The sun rises very low on the horizon, crosses just above the trees at midday and then goes behind the trees in the afternoon. The water feature will hold fish and plants that will be the water source for the growing beds. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 31, 2015 at 11:45am

Baigou seems proud of the harvest. 

Comment by Barbara Livingston on July 31, 2015 at 11:06am

Ahhh, Chris you are so right!  :)

Comment by Plinius on July 31, 2015 at 10:49am

Daniel, you don't know the failures we put under the carpet! 

Comment by Daniel W on July 31, 2015 at 10:18am
Thanks all for the nice complements. I should confess there is a bias for success in what I show - for everything that grows, there is probably something that didn't. Looks like my biggest plum tree died this summer, loaded with plums at that. A cherry is almost dead, and a peach has failed to thrive for 5 years, so I want to pull it out this fall. The promising pawpaw and persimmon fruits fell off. Im not bothered by that, they are very young trees and I didn't really expect fruits this year on those. Plus there are the ones that are doing great and more than we can eat. Its all part of the evolutionary process and I love puttering in the garden. Fresh home grown filly ripened food from your own garden is so good!

Randy, so glad you will have persimmons this year. A true American fruit!

Sweet corn and pseudo BLTs today. Pseudo because I use vegetarian 'bacon'.

100s again. Looking very very dry around here. i cant handle being out in that, watered early. Saving marigold seeds now, and did some cross pollinating on daylilies to see what happens. This is a big year for me to save seeds, for some reason. Fruits and flowers.
 

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