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

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 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.
Comment by Barbara Livingston on July 31, 2015 at 9:26am

All I can do is sit and 'sighhhhh' as I view the pictures and read about everyone's harvest.  Just amazing what you all are producing.  Daniel your blog info should be in a national magazine!

Comment by Randall Smith on July 31, 2015 at 8:35am

And I have one lonely plum and nectarine on my trees, Daniel. Boo hiss. Oh, but I have zillions of apples, pears, and peaches--and persimmons. Fall red raspberries are blooming. Gonna make wine out of them for the first time. Just received wine yeast (Amazon). Any suggestions?

Comment by Plinius on July 31, 2015 at 4:14am

Fantastic, Daniel!

Comment by Don on July 30, 2015 at 3:24pm

Beautiful, Daniel!

 

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