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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

Polluting Yourself with Leaf Blowers

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Daniel Wachenheim on Thursday. 6 Replies

Willow tree

Started by Thomas Murray. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 15. 12 Replies

Front yard gardening. Edible Estates.

Started by Daniel Wachenheim. Last reply by k.h. ky Sep 15. 14 Replies

Archer Strawberry

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 15. 2 Replies

Deer Fence Installed! But Where's the Mulch?

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Randall Smith Sep 6. 1 Reply

My Farm Failures - Revealed Justin Rhodes

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

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Comment by Idaho Spud on September 6, 2016 at 2:58pm

The black rabbit is back.  It found it's way into my yard and has been here for 2 days now.  It's not eating my plants that I can tell, so I've left it alone.  I think I saw it eating a weed, and I've seen it eating some damaged pears that I threw in the garden.

Comment by Randall Smith on September 3, 2016 at 6:40am

No desert here (IN): 36"/yr, pretty much evenly distributed monthly. Amazingly, we often have drought conditions during the rainiest months of June and July. That's because of the high evapotranspiration rates. And six inch snows take forever to melt!

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 2, 2016 at 3:04pm

at 12.1 inches a year, this is how Pocatello, Idaho appears:

 

at 16.56 inches of rain a year, this is how Spokane, WA appears:

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 2, 2016 at 1:55pm

Now that august is over, the rain is starting to come again.  I received a whopping 0.2 inch yesterday!

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 2, 2016 at 1:53pm

I was reading about the largest desert, the Antarctica, and the article said a desert is defined as receiving less than 9.84 inches of precipitation a year.  It dawned on me that I may live in a desert, but no, I receive 12.1 inches per year.  

Comment by Randall Smith on September 2, 2016 at 7:40am

Daniel, sorry I haven't read your garden blog in awhile. Good update here. No Costco nearby. Think I'll check the internet (dehydrator). My nearest Walmart is 10 miles. The "big city", Spud, is 18 miles away--Lafayette. Indianapolis is 50.

Dug up a lot of potatoes the past 3 days. Looking good. I didn't cut through too many of them. I still have some late plantings to dig. And sweet potatoes to be dug in October.

Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on September 1, 2016 at 10:06am
I think our dehydrator was fro Costco.

Yesterday i picked a batch of Roma tomatoes. i grew them specifically to dehydrate. the plants dont take up much room, unlike cherry tomatoes like Singold that tske over vast spaces. The first batch of Romas are drying now. We go through a lot od sundried tomatoes, and they are expensive. For 50 cents or so of seeds, we'll have more like 30 dollars of dehydrated tomatoes. Not really sun-dried, but thats just a name.

Garden us starting to wind down. Im glad, it was feeling more like a job during the hottest days. nStill lots of beans, pumpkins and squash to harvest, lots peppers, apples.
Comment by Idaho Spud on September 1, 2016 at 7:52am

Randy, how far is Walmart from you, and how far is the "big city"?

Comment by Randall Smith on September 1, 2016 at 6:54am

Daniel, I went to my local Walmart (I know, ugh) recently to look for a dehydrater. Found none, but wound up with a hot air popcorn maker. Looks like I'll have to go to the "big city".

Joan, thanks for the photos plus fruit fly info!

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 1, 2016 at 12:28am

Another young urban family takes to Permaculture and a rural lifestyle. It appears they are new to the tasks, and they have some excellent advisors. The man of the family seems to have carpentry skills. I hope they succeed. 
I suspect the are somewhere near Spokane, although all they reveal so far is their farm is in northeast Washington State. 

 

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