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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 Wachenheim Aug 1. 1 Reply

Permaculture Chickens Justin Rhodes

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

Old and Green. Gardening with an older body.

Started by Daniel Wachenheim. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 23. 33 Replies

Using Chickens in a Food Forest

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

Planting Seeds In Summer for Fall Vegetables

Started by Daniel Wachenheim. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 16. 4 Replies

Crisis garden annuals

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

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

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Comment by Randall Smith on July 24, 2015 at 7:16am
Daniel, I commented on your garden blog site.
Comment by Plinius on July 24, 2015 at 12:44am

What a good harvest, Daniel! From my small patch I got lots of herbs, enough to freeze for the wintertime, and handfuls of lettuce. The carrots and beets look promising and the phloxes are just wonderful!

Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on July 23, 2015 at 9:32pm

If it was me, I would electrocute myself.  But glad you avoided racoons.  I don't like them either.

We have now reached the infamous summer vegetable gardening stage of the "Zucchini Tsunami". I go out watering, and discover a gigantic zucchini that I could SWEAR wasn't there yesterday.  The chickens might get some.

Romas, a few more yellow wax beans, and various summer squash.  According to Baker Creek catalog, the pale yellow warty crookneck variety pre-dates Columbus in North America.  Haven't tasted it yet - looks so beautiful.

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 23, 2015 at 2:49pm

Oh, yes.  The sting of that electric wire will deter lots of pests.

Comment by Randall Smith on July 23, 2015 at 7:10am

I now have the ultimate solution--besides not planting sweet corn at all. An electric wire! Borrowed what I needed from my son-in-law yesterday. Strung it up in about an hour, and voila, no raccoons over night!

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 22, 2015 at 10:34pm

Randy, I included how to make compost tea as an example of how to make a tea of your concoction of  "pepper, bleach, and garlic to spray on the corn silks". Maybe by straining the mixture, it would not clog up your sprayer. 

 pepper, bleach, and garlic to spray on the corn silks.

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 22, 2015 at 11:36am

Randy, hope the urine keeps the Coons away.  It's worth a try.

Sounds like you'll have to stake that trap to the ground.  That reminds me:  To keep the wind from blowing my Cold Frame away, I've got it staked to the ground with "Pets Spiral Tie-Out Stakes".  It would take a tornado to pull those out.

Comment by Randall Smith on July 22, 2015 at 6:59am

Joan, it's way too much work (and money) to make compost tea. But, thanks for the thought.

I caught another squirrel this morning. I use a small trap. My dog ("Dot") usually informs me I caught something. She "plays" with the cage, rolling it all over trying to get at the animal. This morning, a big cattle truck stopped to remove the trap from the roadway--Dot oblivious to traffic. Embarrassing. It could have been disasterous.

One more thing, I'm "bucketing" my urine to splash around the garden, in hopes of keeping 'coons away. Gross, I know, but....

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 21, 2015 at 10:30am

Randy, have you tried making a tea out of your concoction? 

6 EASY STEPS TO MAKE HOMEMADE COMPOST TEA

I think the same principles apply to making your solution. 

How do you catch "piney" without getting caught yourself. I have heard of people use garbage cans, but I would hate to be the one putting the lid on the can.

I enjoy reading about your life's experiences. 

"piney"

Comment by Randall Smith on July 21, 2015 at 7:24am

Since my dog and trap has failed to dissuade racoons, I concocted a home brew mixture of pepper, bleach, and garlic to spray on the corn silks. One squirt and the damn sprayer clogged up. 3 sprayers later, I gave up. I wound up using a paint brush. Don't know if it will work, but I didn't have any night visitors last night. (And my 4th "piney" is ready to be deported!)

 

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