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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Welcome to Eden!

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

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

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Comment by Randall Smith on June 21, 2015 at 6:57am

Joan, Gardens Alive is based in Indiana. I'd like to visit it sometime. As for my climate zone, it's 5 (50 miles NW of Indianapolis).

More rain overnight, this time with wind. Blew down some willow tree limbs (soft wood) which will take my chain saw to clean up. Worse than that, my sweet corn has been flattened. Happens EVERY year, I swear (and literally so). Cleaning up the yard and propping up the corn stalks is not my idea of spending a nice quiet Fathers Day.

Comment by Plinius on June 21, 2015 at 12:49am

Nice! The Secret Garden! It was my mother-in-law's favorite book. Would have been nice if she hadn't mixed it with half-baked xtian science ideas...

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 20, 2015 at 2:19pm

Vegetable Pest Control from Gardens Alive 

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 20, 2015 at 2:16pm

Barbara, I do too know what I would use on corn crops, Pyola® Insect Spray from Gardens Alive. 

I started using Gardens Alive products before my kids graduated from high school. After they all moved out I changed my vegetable garden into an ornamental one. I will be returning to that product.  

Pyola® Insect Spray

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 20, 2015 at 2:09pm

Barbara, the years I lived in Texas, all each location, I planted sweet corn. It did very well, except for those damned insects and fungi! I used pounds of Sevin in order to get a decent yield. 

Well, now I know that Sevin is not a safe chemical. Every gardener had sacks and containers full of the stuff in their sheds.. 

Sevin Dust is NOT Your Garden Friend!

I don't know what I would use now. I haven't grown corn in at least 20 years. If you find out, let me know because I will be growing vegetables again when I move to Newport. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on June 20, 2015 at 1:42pm

I've planted peas, squash, and melons in containers, then into the garden when they get a few inches tall.  They seem to grow OK.

Comment by Idaho Spud on June 20, 2015 at 1:39pm

Joan, I've seen three versions of The Secret Garden, own the one I like the most, and watch it every year.  I plan on watching all versions.

Comment by Idaho Spud on June 20, 2015 at 1:38pm

Daniel, nice picture.  I see ladybugs in my garden every once in a while, and it makes my day.

Comment by Idaho Spud on June 20, 2015 at 1:34pm

Barbara, your lemon cucumbers sound healthy.  I've loved cucumbers most of my life, but stopped growing them a few years ago because they're tasteless to me now.  If I hear of a strong-flavored kind, I'll try it.

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 20, 2015 at 12:50pm

Daniel, it looks like your work force of aphids and butterflies have their summer all planned out. 

How happy I would feel if I could find even one ladybug on any of my plants. I haven't used insecticides, so I don't know why they didn't get to work this spring. 

I am harvesting garlic today; one of my favorite tasks. 


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