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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!

Location: Planet Earth
Members: 172
Latest Activity: 13 hours ago

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


Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Daniel W May 2. 2 Replies


Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud May 2. 1 Reply

Good plants that volunteer.

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Plinius Apr 15. 13 Replies

Rooftop Gardens

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Apr 3. 20 Replies

How to Make a Food Forest Suburb

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Apr 1. 1 Reply

Fantastic Fungi - a film by Louie Schwartzberg

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 28. 1 Reply

Michael Pollan On Joel Salatin's Polyface Farm

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Randall Smith Mar 22. 1 Reply

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Comment by Barbara Livingston 13 hours ago

Randall, Good for your son that he is willing to take on job of creating new healthy soil.  Are there no rabbit meat producers near him who want to get rid of poop?   Or he could raise his own and wouldn't have to buy fertilizer. 

'Russian Comfrey' is a good nitrogen fixer - can feed to animals although my bunnies aren't interested.  Good for 'chop and drop' system.  It will spread though so you have to be careful about breaking off roots. I'm going to use as mulch in the veggie garden next year.  According to instructions the first year you don't harvest it just let it get established.  

Don .... beary interesting :)

Spud, my little nectarine tree produced one nectarine, but rain and some cold nights stunted it and I doubt it will get much bigger.  

Joan, be glad your computer still has enough strenght to do things on its own.  Mine is now 11 years old and gasps if I want to do anything short of email and A/N.  

Comment by Randall Smith 15 hours ago

Joan, after 150 years of conventional farming (corn, then soybeans), my son-in-law is trying to transform the soil "permaculturally" (new word!). He had it tested and was dismayed to find it totally depleted of essential minerals. Restoration is costly (fertilizers). And following the "chop and drop" method takes years to re-establish soil fertility. It's tough on Nate, an impatient guy. Thanks for the info.

Comment by Joan Denoo 21 hours ago

"Chop and Drop" a splendid way to garden! 

Comment by Joan Denoo 23 hours ago

There are so many different ways to create a vegetable garden, permaculture style: 

Comment by Joan Denoo yesterday

Or water sources dry up as I type. The cattle reservoirs get lower each day. We desperately need rain. 

My computer does the oddest things. It duplicates sentences and paragraphs, and so a lot of what I type appears twice. I hope you can forgive my repetitious computer. I claim innocence. 

Comment by Joan Denoo yesterday

Permaculture means to restore soils to fertility. Agriculture "mines" soils, leaving dead dirt behind. Permaculture will last for centuries. Agriculture lasts a few life=times. 

Comment by Idaho Spud yesterday

Randy, I'm interested in what % of your nectarines taste good, when they produce.

Comment by Don yesterday

A black bear--a smaller specimen than the bear that prowled around our place three weeks ago, judging by the footprints--tromped through the garden last night. Just missed my baby broccolis.

Comment by Randall Smith yesterday
Spud, I hope your new tree thrives. Keep us informed.
About 3 years ago, I planted a row of nectarine seeds just for the fun of it. After giving up on them and tilling the row, many seeds have sprouted this year! I plan on eventually transplanting them to my kid's farm.
Comment by Patricia on Wednesday

Love pomegranates, but rather pricey here.


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