Godless in the garden


Godless in the garden

Welcome to gardeners, growers of veggies, fruits, flowers, and trees!  


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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 no particular order:
Moon Phase Widget here. Moon phase topic here.
Frugal gardening.
Backyard Chickens here. here. here. here.
Growing Fruits
Why buy locally-grown plants?
Cheap gardening.

Scientific Gardening.   The Informed Gardener.  The truth about garden remedies.
Buy locally grown plants to prevent blight transmission here.
Grow lots of fruits in a small space, by backyard orchard culture.

Discussion Forum


Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by k.h. ky on Monday. 8 Replies

Potatoes. Growing the perfect food.

Started by Sentient Biped. Last reply by Sentient Biped Oct 11. 12 Replies

Permaculture Transformation In 90 Days

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Sky God Oct 10. 3 Replies

Backyard Organic Garden

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Oct 10. 9 Replies


Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Annie Thomas Oct 3. 10 Replies

Bunga Bakawali or Tan Hua (Epiphyllum oxypetallum)

Started by Sentient Biped. Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 21. 13 Replies

"Healthy Soil Microbes / Healthy People"

Started by Sentient Biped. Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 20. 26 Replies

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Comment by A Former Member on April 10, 2012 at 11:23pm

I've been growing lemon thyme, Greek oregano, dill, and rosemary for weeks, but I got some pots on Freecycle, so I bought some Italian parsley, chives, French lavender, and some boxwood basil today (below):



Also bought a jubilee tomato plant:


And bought another Opuntia vestita again, since I lost mine last year:


And an Opuntia microdasys (bunny ears cactus). The one I got is yellow, but I prefer the white:


And last week I bought a Mammillaria pilcayensis:



And a green wheel sempervivium:


And some Coral Reef Chinese sedum:


Comment by Sentient Biped on April 2, 2012 at 9:21pm

Sandi, when I was a kid I used to grow carrots from the tops of grocery carrots.  I also still grow potatoes from sprouted potato eyes.  Some of those suggestions are fun for kids, but not so great for gardening - if you don't have a lot of room, it's better to grow named varieties of tomatoes.  The exception is heirloom varieties, which do grow true from saved seeds.  I didn't know about the lentils, and I LOVE lentils - wonder if they are worth the garden space?

Comment by Sandi on April 2, 2012 at 6:35am

Spring Gardening: Tomatoes, Celery and 8 Other Foods You Can Regrow From Scraps:


Comment by Sentient Biped on March 26, 2012 at 9:17pm

Dallas very cool!  We have some of those or similar in my neighborhood.  They have a Dr. Suessian look.  Weeping mulberries are sort of similar. I like them because they make edible fruit.   How about a Hydnora africana?

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 26, 2012 at 6:51pm

Yes, Dallas, dejected, and like a monster will peek out any minute now and the arms will turn into octopus with suckers. 

Comment by A Former Member on March 26, 2012 at 9:33am

I like this plant. It looks so wonderfully dejected.
Comment by A Former Member on March 26, 2012 at 9:29am
Oh, in many ways I'm an effin boyscout, I just don't want to have that kind of reputation. Not sure I could outlive the shame. I should have planted wolfsbane or deadly nightshade instead. I've seen some of those flowers you posted before, but never that vegetable sheep. That's interesting. Truely otherworldly. Martianesque.
Comment by Sentient Biped on March 26, 2012 at 9:03am

Some not-daisy-like flowers.  But I think you are more wholesome than you let on.

Comment by A Former Member on March 26, 2012 at 8:15am
Thanks Joan. That's the one. I'm on my smartphone, and it's not as easy to use for me. I'm zone 8. These were a bit of an impulse buy for me. On second thought, daisy-like flowers are a bit wholesome for my dispositio, but we'll see how they do.
Comment by Joan Denoo on March 25, 2012 at 10:40pm

I tried the link, Dallas, but did not get the flower. You might try this one:


What zone are you in? This particular one grows in zones 9 & 10. I have grown the hardy variety in zone 5 but they don't survive our winters. 


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