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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: 1 hour 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

Folklore.

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.
Squirrels.

Synergies.

Tomatoes.  Myths and truths

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

Discussion Forum

Stressed Bees

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Patricia Feb 12. 2 Replies

Permaculture U. of Mass

Started by Joan Denoo Jan 16. 0 Replies

"All I want for christmas is....."

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Larry Dec 26, 2014. 8 Replies

Gardening in central Texas "pan" soil

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Barbara Livingston Dec 25, 2014. 3 Replies

An Old Lady's Hugelkultur Bed

Started by Barbara Livingston. Last reply by Randall Smith Dec 10, 2014. 3 Replies

Permaculture Concept. Bill Mollison

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Dec 6, 2014. 2 Replies

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Comment by Daniel W on March 15, 2013 at 6:35am

Gotta find some valerian seeds now!

Comment by Plinius on March 15, 2013 at 2:37am

You're never sure what they like, but I had some cats who loved to be high on valerian. One also ate tomatoes...

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 15, 2013 at 1:54am
Chris, I didn't know cats are attracted to valerian. I have a perfect place for it to grow, up near the house, where I try to keep mice out of the pantry. I'll keep you posted.
Comment by Plinius on March 15, 2013 at 1:19am

I think you're right, Sentient, the peas will survive the frost and if I'm lucky the beans too - they came from a packet that said they were good for early growing. Haven't seen any rabbits yet. 

Not all cats enjoy catnip, but you could try valerian.

Comment by Daniel W on March 14, 2013 at 9:48pm

Amer, fig trees are so easy to grow from cuttings, many methods work.  I like to to give them an early start.  So I treat them special.  Mine get a warm location, on a heating mat or a warm shelf.  They will also root at normal room temperature.  Or even in the garden soil.

Spud, glad to hear it!  Spring is on the way!

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 14, 2013 at 2:36pm

Beautiful fig Sentient.

Warm enough here to get my lazy self outside and doing yard-work for the last 3 days.  Yay!   Still haven't started any plants, but will in the next few days.

Comment by amer chohan on March 14, 2013 at 1:24pm

The fig cutting growth looks very healthy Sentinent, how you provided them light and temperature. Was it consistant incubation or they were placed in some warm and well lit place like window with temperature ups and downs?

Comment by Daniel W on March 14, 2013 at 11:00am

Chris,

The peas should survive, I think.  Peas are pretty cold tolerant and should handle a frost.  My snow peas made it through frost.  Is that why they are "snow" peas?  Un fortunately they did not make it through marauding bunny rabbits.  So will need to replant.

Beans are more of a warm weather plant.  I hope they will do well too!

Joan, I hope the cat enjoys the catnip.  It's really fun to watch them get 'high' on it.  The cat who lives with me (can't call her "my" cat - more like I'm "her" human) ignores it.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 14, 2013 at 2:48am

A real joy to see such healthy plants coming up. I look forward to their progression. 

Snow is all gone from my planting boxes, just a few tiny little piles back in the bird area. 

A most handsom Siamese cat showed up a week or so ago, beautiful coat and color, a little twist at the end of his tail, and he seems to be a good mouser. I think I shall bring a pot of catnip up close to the house hoping to entice him away from the bird section. 

Comment by Plinius on March 14, 2013 at 2:31am

They're beautiful, Sentient! You must be very good at this sort of gardening; it's a joy to follow your progress!

Here we had a week of night frost just when everybody is ready for spring - I wonder if the peas and beans I planted will survive. If not, I'll do better next year, and a second batch of peas and beans is already above ground - inside of course...

 

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