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

Feeling like a fish back in water.

Started by amer chohan. Last reply by Daniel W yesterday. 5 Replies

The Hen in Winter

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by k.h. ky Aug 18. 11 Replies

Soil: regenerative land management

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Aug 10. 11 Replies

Compact Bed Geometry

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 29. 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

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

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Comment by Daniel W on August 8, 2015 at 9:53pm

It's Blackberry Pickin' Time around here


Singer iz Suzi Arden
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Comment by Daniel W on August 8, 2015 at 11:12am
Spud, looks like you will have some good squash.

I just started growing more types last year. Now squash is a big favorite for me. No wonder they were a major Native American food.
Comment by Idaho Spud on August 8, 2015 at 7:53am

Randy, it sounds like you have a large number of problems to contend with, but I would guess your large garden makes up for them to some extent.  Some things will always survive.

Comment by Randall Smith on August 8, 2015 at 7:14am

Spud, you should have a nice squash to eat this winter. Vine borer worms have decimated both my summer and winter squash plants.

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.

 

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