Godless in the garden

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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: 169
Latest Activity: 11 hours ago

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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?
Squirrels.
bees.
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

Compost

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

Insectary

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 amer chohan on November 21, 2012 at 8:28am

I thought twice to add it in my seedlist but forgot. Once I bought a small plant taking it as Christmas cactus but it turned out to be some opuntia.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 21, 2012 at 1:52am

Oh! Is this Christmas cactus? Schlumbergera, I like that name. Where is the accent? 

Comment by Sentient Biped on November 20, 2012 at 8:41pm

Amer, do you also grow Schlumbergera cactus?  They are blooming like crazy here, right now.  

Comment by amer chohan on November 20, 2012 at 12:04pm

Joan! I am in love with my cactus. Anything in the way of their improvement attracts me heavily. After your advice I spent at least 2 hrs in search of methods and ended up buying PH testing kit used in school labs. They use Litmus papers for testing soil samples. Thanks a lot anyway.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 19, 2012 at 9:44pm

How to Test Soil With Litmus Strips


Things You'll Need


  • Red and blue Litmus strips
  • Soil auger or probe
  • Plastic buckets
  • Spade or trowel
  • Eye dropper
  • Petri dish or clean glass plate
  • Distilled water
Comment by Joan Denoo on November 19, 2012 at 9:38pm

I found litmus test strips in the grocery store yesterday. Have never noticed them before. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 19, 2012 at 9:37pm

Backyard homestead

I thought this was a rooftop garden but it turns out to be hillside garden; lots going on in this little space. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 19, 2012 at 1:00am

Sentient, really good news about your thinking of keeping bees; your small patch of Earth will be a virtual garden of life. Do keep us informed. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 19, 2012 at 12:13am

Dallas, thank you so much for this Ode to a Worm. I'm going to have to find a way to put this in a form that is permanent and in my garden. I have a potter friend who may know how to preserve the words. 

Comment by A Former Member on November 18, 2012 at 11:29am

Earthworm


My spading fork turning the earth turns
This fellow out…without touching him this time.
Robbed of all resistance to his progress
He squirms awhile in the too-easy air
Before an ancient and implicit purpose
Starts him traveling in one direction
Reaching out, contracting, reaching out,
Contracting…a clean and glistening earth-pink.
He has turned more earth than I have with my fork.
He has lifted more earth than all men have or will.
Breaking the earth in spring men break his body.
And it is broken in the beaks of birds.
He has become and will again become
The flying and singing of birds. Yet another spring
Shall find him working noiselessly in the earth.
When I am earth again he will be there.


-- Robert Francis

 

 

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