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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: 170
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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 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

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

My south garden 1993 & 2013

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Barbara Livingston Dec 1, 2014. 1 Reply

Permaculture, Ben Falk

Started by Joan Denoo Nov 30, 2014. 0 Replies

Permaculture, Bill Mollison

Started by Joan Denoo Nov 16, 2014. 0 Replies

Plant Labels

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Joan Denoo Nov 8, 2014. 21 Replies

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Comment by Joan Denoo on June 17, 2014 at 3:12pm

Barbara, when I lived at Wm Beaumont Army Medical Center housing in El Paso and Darnall Army Medical Center at Ft. Hood housing in Killeen, I couldn't get a decent crop of corn without Sevin. I don't remember using it on tomatoes, but I may have. I have never lived in places that required as much insecticides and fungicides as in Texas. I don't know how one would garden organically there. Perhaps there are techniques now that we didn't have then. I certainly wasn't an organic gardener in those days, 

The bases had regular trucks coming around and spraying for all kinds of pests and diseases. They probably killed all the beneficial insects. Perhaps off-base, there would be friendlier environments for organically grown gardens. 

If I still lived there, I would seek out some good organic gardeners and stores that specialized in organics. Also, I would talk to garden club members in the community and pick their brains.

One source for you might be  Steph S. She is an avid gardener and a good friend on Godless in the Garden 

http://www.atheistnexus.org/profile/StephS?xg_source=activity

or 

http://www.atheistnexus.org/profile/StephS

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 17, 2014 at 2:46pm

king, sadly, taking out the weed root just below the surface will probably not get rid of the weed. The whole root needs to come out and that can be a real challenge. The best tool I found is the root feeding tool. Hook it to my hose, push the tube in beside the weed as deeply as I think the root goes, turn the water slowly and let the water run until the root has loosened from the soil. I then just have to lift it out of the ground, root and all. Now, if you could find a way to hook that up to a robot, with remote control, we could just sit and push buttons and watch the magic happen.

 

Comment by Barbara Livingston on June 17, 2014 at 1:39pm

k.h. Okay understand now about fish pond - you and.Randall definitely buy more dog food than me each month.

Joan, neighbor went on vacation asked me to water.  All her tomato plants covered in Sevin dust :(  Flowers from Lowes and Home Depot. Where do I begin to explain. I printed off info on pesticides but not sure she will read. Remained quiet about everything else.

What would you do or say?  

Comment by k.h. ky on June 17, 2014 at 1:18pm
Sam is a rottweiler mix. His mom was a registered rottweiler. Sam has the build of that breed with a massive head, chest, and feet. But he's colored like a golden retriever.
Comment by Barbara Livingston on June 17, 2014 at 1:12pm

k.h, 132 lbs.? What kind is he?  A small fish pond, eh?  Mine might be able to make hole big enough for a 4" pot if he really works at it.

Comment by k.h. ky on June 17, 2014 at 12:42pm
Barbara, Sam weighs 132 lbs and could easily dig me a good size fish pond. If I could keep him digging in one place. Lol His partner in crime is Sweet E. A small, for me, Boston, at 21 lbs.
Comment by Randall Smith on June 16, 2014 at 8:21am

I think it is Delphinium, Daniel (and Chris). And I had my first yellow flower of evening primrose last night! So much fun watching them bloom as the sun sets. Day lilies (and wild tiger lilies) are blooming, too. I love this time of year!

Comment by Plinius on June 16, 2014 at 1:38am

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delphinium

This looks like your flower, Sentient.

Comment by king on June 16, 2014 at 1:09am
An idea to remove weeds at the roots a remote control robot the digs just below the soil level taking out the root now if only I could build one lol
Comment by Barbara Livingston on June 15, 2014 at 4:43pm

Daniel, I think so too - among friends.  And your flower is certainly too pretty to be called a weed. How about "volunteer wildflower"?

Joan, thanks for explanation. I have to admit I went looking for 'exoskeleton' as I wondered if DE would hurt my little chameleons and now I know it won't.  This site is certainly a wealth of information. 

Hollyhock discussion brought back memories of my life on our farm in upstate NY as a child. We had them surrounding our outhouse - one of the reasons I tried to grow them here in TX as they are so nostalgic for me. 

Joan, yes some biologists were in the cave just prior to our visit and they talked with us for a few minutes after they came out. They wore what looked like hazmat suits and gas masks when they went into the cave. They were placing some kind of testing equipment and said they were in about 20 minutes and that was about all they could stand as they began to get headaches even with their masks.  Amonia smell is incredible even outside the cave. 

Joan, worms! I warmly remember my efforts to grow worms to sell to fishermen. LOL I had a gazillion worms! Fed them daily with organic matter and corn meal. I was a better worm grower than a sales person and finally gave up on the idea. 

k.h. ky, sorry about your flowers, but i'll bet Sam sure had fun!  My little dog only weighs 7 lbs and his holes are tiny but he does an excellent job though. :)

 

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