Atheist Nexus Logo

Godless in the garden

Information

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: 172
Latest Activity: on Friday

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

Comment Wall

Comment

You need to be a member of Godless in the garden to add comments!

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 14, 2014 at 6:59pm

Čenek, I forgot to mention protecting bees from diatomaceous earth. A light cover over a treated plant when it is in bloom will do the job. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 14, 2014 at 6:56pm

Čenek, surely looks like squash bugs to me. The organic way to get rid of them is to squash the squash bug ( no kidding). With the high population, that will be impractical. Food grade diatomaceous earth is recommended for organic gardeners. 

Your healthy leaves look like they are adequate to take care of the needs of the plant, so one option is to cut away the infected leaves and put them in the trash, not the compost. 

Another problem might be your mulch. I mulch my plants heavily, too, but in the case of squash bugs, they like to lay their eggs in the mulch and feed on the leaves. Just pull the mulch away from the plant and clean up any infected leaves. Use a hand pump to distribute diatomaceous earth on the ground, under the leaves and any place the bugs lay their eggs. 

"Winter is spent in the adult stage under sheltering debris in the vicinity of previously infested plantings. Squash bugs become active in warm days during late spring and move to germinating squash. Mating and some feeding occur during this time followed by egg laying, which often begins around mid-June."

Squash Bug: Management in Home Gardens

Organic Squash Bug Control

diatomaceous earth applyer

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 14, 2014 at 11:05am

I'm going to try some delicata squash next year.  

The rain last evening and night game my garden one inch.  Horray!

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 14, 2014 at 9:00am

"A haboob raced through eastern Washington and northern Idaho Tuesday, turning the skies brown with lofted dust, downing trees and power lines, and contributing to a multi-vehicle accident.

"The wall of dust was kicked up by an east-west line of thunderstorms moving north out of northeast Oregon just before 3 p.m. PDT Tuesday. Over a seven-hour period, this band of thunderstorms tracked about 180 miles through eastern Washington and northern Idaho."

A haboob came through Spokane and I didn't even know it. Darn! They are interesting to watch roll in; not any fun to be out in. I pitty those who have to work outdoors when one occurs. 

Washington-Idaho Haboob Blankets Spokane in Dust, Contributes to Mu...

Haboob, stock photo

This is a climate map of Washington state showing the desert  in central Washington, turned into excellent farm land with the introduction of water from Grand Coulee Dam. Spokane is on the eastern border of the state, about a third of the way down, just about where that small green dot is. 

Comment by Daniel W on August 14, 2014 at 7:48am
Randall I will have to look into delicata squash. So far I like the yellow summer squases the best.

My area has been spared most of the really bad weather. Its been a mild summer in this maritime part of the Pacific NW. With climate chaos I thimk we need to enjoy the good times while they last, and try not to worry too much. tues we had awesome thunderstorms.
Comment by Randall Smith on August 14, 2014 at 7:21am

Joan and Daniel, your Washington weather (and fires) has been awful!  I've noticed that the national news shows feature some unusual weather occurance virtually every day somewhere in the U.S. I wonder if it's a subliminal message to the global warming rejectionists(?).

Oh, and delicata is the best tasting squash I know.

Comment by Plinius on August 14, 2014 at 12:57am

I saw in the news that you have a sandstorm in Washington.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 13, 2014 at 11:18am

News Alert: "The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for parts of Chelan County.  Around 1" of rain has fallen there within the past hour."

It seems the heavy rain missed Spokane; we just got a terrible wind last night.  

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 13, 2014 at 10:29am

Spud, what a good idea for old popcorn. I will throw a dozen year old jar of popcorn out in the bird feeder station and see what happens. 

Randy, the downpours have been very heavy this year. A new storm system just moved in yesterday with lots of wind; wonder what today will be like. Your vegetable variety sounds like the makings of a great harvest feast, with all the family, workers on the farm, friends and neighbors invited for a gigantic celebration of a good yield. What is Delicata? I looked for it and found it. The description sounds delicious. 

Daniel, your healthy harvest looks too good to eat, even as my mouth waters just looking at it. I see you have what looks like hot Chili sauce in the photo. Remarkable that your 10 year old seeds sprouted. 

I love pattypan and zucchini and have several, courtesy of my next door neighbor. Really sorry I didn't get the seeds in the ground this spring. I am clearing out some old shrubs and perennials to be used for vegetables next spring. My compost pile is getting very high and by next spring, it should be ready to pull some nice compost out from the bottom. 

In the spring, I could be in the garden doing chores only a few minutes before coming in exhausted. Now, I can putter for five hours and more without fatigue. It is the heat that drives me in. 

Comment by Plinius on August 13, 2014 at 10:14am

So you buy arugula - finding the word anyone would use in a shop is sometimes difficult.

 

Members (172)

 
 
 

Support Atheist Nexus

Donate Today

Donate

 

Help Nexus When You Buy From Amazon

Amazon

Nexus on Social Media:

© 2015   Atheist Nexus. All rights reserved. Admin: Richard Haynes.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service