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Godless in the garden

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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.
What's your gardening style?
Frugal gardening.
Backyard Chickens here. here. here. here.
Growing Fruits
Wild Parsnip - It can burn skin.
Why buy locally-grown plants?
Squirrels.
bees.
Cheap gardening.
Buy locally grown plants to prevent blight transmission here.
Grow lots of fruits in a small space, by backyard orchard culture.

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Insectary

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo 4 hours ago. 5 Replies

Bunga Bakawali or Tan Hua (Epiphyllum oxypetallum)

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

Backyard Organic Garden

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 21. 7 Replies

Compost

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Sentient Biped Sep 20. 4 Replies

"Healthy Soil Microbes / Healthy People"

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

Permaculture Transformation In 90 Days

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Aug 27. 2 Replies

Sugar Baby

Started by Don. Last reply by Don Aug 24. 11 Replies

Evans Bali cherry

Started by Don. Last reply by Don Aug 24. 4 Replies

Asparagus

Started by Čenek Sekavec. Last reply by Idaho Spud Aug 23. 4 Replies

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Comment by king on June 17, 2014 at 3:22pm
So this has little to do with gardening but after college I am moving to new zealand
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 BarbaraSATX 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 BarbaraSATX 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
 

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