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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: 173
Latest Activity: 2 hours 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

Living in the forest

Started by Joan Denoo 2 hours ago. 0 Replies

Good plants that volunteer.

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Idaho Spud 6 hours ago. 17 Replies

Air-pots

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Daniel W May 2. 2 Replies

Air-pots

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud May 2. 1 Reply

Rooftop Gardens

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Apr 3. 20 Replies

How to Make a Food Forest Suburb

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Apr 1. 1 Reply

Fantastic Fungi - a film by Louie Schwartzberg

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 28. 1 Reply

Michael Pollan On Joel Salatin's Polyface Farm

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Randall Smith Mar 22. 1 Reply

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Comment by Barbara Livingston on July 29, 2014 at 7:48am

Oh! Spud, thanks so much, I had not seen this!  It certainly puts a different slant on things.  Amazingly enough I grew up in the Fingerlakes area of NY and know of the Experimental Station in Geneva. I definitely won't be tackling a 40-fruit tree, but am determined to at least try something. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 29, 2014 at 7:38am

Comment by Barbara Livingston on July 29, 2014 at 7:06am

Spud, I'm like you in that I've read all Daniel's postings on grafting and have gone to a few sites with more information about the topic. I have a very small space and only grow flowers at the present time. I do have room for one more tree - and when I saw the 40-fruit tree I thought it would be great to have the fruit of several trees in one tree. Now to research the best ones for South Texas, and get it planted.

Thank you Daniel for making it seem possible.

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 29, 2014 at 6:55am

Barbara, I didn't know so many fruits could be grafted on the same tree.

Daniel, I've not been paying much attention to your grafting because I don't have room to grow many trees.  Perhaps I'll try some on my apricot tree that I plan on planting next spring (after I make sure it's healthy).

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 29, 2014 at 6:45am

What a beautiful garden Patricia.  Lots of good things to eat.  Makes me jealous again : )

I like your ideas of things to do with sweet peppers.

Comment by Randall Smith on July 29, 2014 at 6:39am

Patricia, what are you going to do with all those peppers? Wow! Joan, my sweet corn is coming on. I've eaten several ears, and with my planting two rows at a time over several weeks, I should be eating corn for 5-6 weeks!

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 29, 2014 at 12:04am

Barbara, a beautiful photo; I like the artist aspect of the project and his ideas to do more. 

Daniel, I hope to see photos of your grafting projects as they develop! 

Comment by Daniel W on July 28, 2014 at 11:52pm
Patricia that is gardening at its finest!

Barbara, its becoming like the expression "give a man a hammer and he starts looking everywhere for nails". Now I'm thinking what else can I try to graft? That 40 variety tree is beautiful!

I may try adding some peaches to a plum. I think they are compatible. And an apricot. I have the sources for those.

This winter I tried whip snd tongue grafting several varieties of lilac. Only one took. Whereas all of the apples and pears grew successfully that way. Maybe I should try bud grafting several lilac varieties onto one shrub. The worst that can happen. is they dont take.
Comment by Barbara Livingston on July 28, 2014 at 10:27pm

Daniel, this has to be grafting at its max.

 http://twistedsifter.com/2014/07/this-tree-bears-40-different-fruits/

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 28, 2014 at 10:07pm

Patricia, your photos just dazzle! So very pretty, and I admire the fine gardener in your family! The photographer performs beautifully, too. The green peppers look as though they are nicely sweet. Everything looks healthy!

Daniel, happy to learn your bees are healthy and doing their job. I like your description of the plants you provide for them.  

 

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