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


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.


Tomatoes.  Myths and truths

Trees.  Tree tunnels.  Ancient tree planting. Plant commemorative trees

Discussion Forum

The Broadfork Chicken MIRACLE

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Oct 8. 4 Replies

What Killed My Chicken - How To Know

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Daniel Wachenheim Sep 28. 2 Replies

Polluting Yourself with Leaf Blowers

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Daniel Wachenheim Sep 22. 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 July 6, 2015 at 4:53pm

Well, with all new materials, it would cost me about $90 to build a new one.  Using the materials I have on hand, I could build one for about $10.

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 6, 2015 at 4:47pm

A private nurseryman is retiring and I bought one of his old 4 by 8 foot heated Cold Frames for $100.  I could build a new one for half that, but I've got so much to do, that I'll never get around to it.

It should be great for starting plants early, and even growing some inside.

Comment by Barbara Livingston on July 6, 2015 at 8:34am

Randall, I too walk in the mornings. This week it was turtles - and in my garden it is toads. Just love nature's little critters. I hope yours leave you some corn. :)

My monster of a cantaloupe was okay, not as sweet as I hoped but just as good as any I've bought at store recently. I'm simply sore amazed at the amount of vines and blossoms needed to produce cucumbers. Ditto with squash. The Currant Tomatoes are not as tasty as I anticipated.  Eating my very first home grown produce is simply wonderful.  

Chris, it's surprising how much your kitty looks like my Abby. 

Comment by Randall Smith on July 5, 2015 at 7:43am
I usually walk the dog a half mile or so every morning before breakfast. This morning we saw a momma raccoon and 4 little ones. NOOOOO! They love sweet corn, and mine is just now tassling. Hopefully my dog will keep them away.
Comment by k.h. ky on July 4, 2015 at 11:03am
Thanks Chris. I'll look it up and find out which ones I have. The closed blooms look like a large cigar. When they open they are about the size of a salad plate.
Comment by Plinius on July 4, 2015 at 12:49am

I found four of them Kathy, perhaps you mean the cereus?

common name for several night-blooming plants, some with white flowers, including:

Comment by k.h. ky on July 3, 2015 at 11:13pm
And we've been under heavy rain too. Flash flood warnings have been posted for two or three days.
Randy, l didn't know your part of In was zoned 5.We're in zone seven l believe. Although I noticed in the old farmers almanac a couple of years ago that we were zoned six. I need to recheck that and see if I misread it.
Comment by k.h. ky on July 3, 2015 at 11:07pm
Lovely pictures everyone.
Does anyone else grow moonflowers? As the name indicates they bloom after the sun drops and look shiny, silver, and very large in moonlight. They well also bloom during the day if very heavy clouds hide the sun. They also smell wonderful. Similar to honeysuckle.
Comment by Plinius on July 3, 2015 at 9:37am

Good news, Randall! After the long rather cold spring we have a very hot week. Not much to harvest yet, only herbs, garlic and lettuce. The first butterflies are out and also a big black and white spider, hunting.

Comment by Randall Smith on July 3, 2015 at 7:20am

Enjoying fresh garden green beans, collards, raspberries, and peas, among a few other greens and reds, including my first tomato!


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