Godless in the garden

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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!

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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

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

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Larry 13 hours ago. 8 Replies

Gardening in central Texas "pan" soil

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Barbara Livingston yesterday. 3 Replies

An Old Lady's Hugelkultur Bed

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

Permaculture Concept. Bill Mollison

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

My south garden 1993 & 2013

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

Permaculture, Ben Falk

Started by Joan Denoo Nov 30. 0 Replies

Permaculture, Bill Mollison

Started by Joan Denoo Nov 16. 0 Replies

Plant Labels

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

Design with Nature

Started by Joan Denoo Nov 6. 0 Replies

Sepp Holzer´s Permaculture

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Barbara Livingston Nov 6. 1 Reply

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Comment by Idaho Spud on May 6, 2014 at 10:29am

I took all the junk off my rotor-tiller and pulled it out of the garage Sunday.  It's been about 20 years since I used it and I thought I remember leaving gas in it, so I figured the carburetor would be gunked-up solid and need cleaning &/or overhauling before it would work.  That's why I didn't try using it to loosen the soil I modified for watermelons last year.

But when I looked in the gas tank, it was empty, so I put some fresh gasoline in it, and Halleluja!  It started!

Today I called the natural gas company to have it's line marked before I started rotor-tilling near the gas meter.  They said call 881, a number I remember seeing before, but had forgotten.  When I called it, he said he would also notify the phone company, ISP, City, and Electric company.  They will come and mark the location of anything I could damage.  No charge.  Yea!

Comment by Daniel W on May 6, 2014 at 10:13am

Randall, hope you had a great trip!


Here the climate is the opposite.  So much rain, some plants rot in place.  Or they grow very lush, then rabbits and deer have a feast.

king take care of your feet!

Comment by Randall Smith on May 6, 2014 at 6:20am

Just before I left for Utah for 10 days, I sowed much of my garden. What a disappointment upon returning to nothing sprouting, except for a few pre-soaked peas. Reason? No rain.  It's as dry as the middle of August around these parts. My farm kids are irrigating already!  Evidently, it was also cold and windy last week. Patience is called for.

Comment by king on May 5, 2014 at 8:40pm
My foot is now sore
Comment by k.h. ky on May 5, 2014 at 5:35pm
Joan, I have lots of toads. They rank right up there with earthworms in my heart. I find them in the mornings full of bugs. Occasionally l have to rescue one from my big dog. I just did that yesterday.
Comment by king on May 5, 2014 at 4:58pm
Anybody d sow carrots
Comment by king on May 5, 2014 at 7:47am
Anybody know how to keep away ticks
Comment by king on May 5, 2014 at 7:45am
Deep feeder with a all natural bug killer
Comment by king on May 4, 2014 at 9:41pm
Corn beans and some flowers in today
Comment by Joan Denoo on May 4, 2014 at 3:46pm

Well, the experiment commences. I don't have red or fire ants, but I have a couple of ant hills and I will do some experimenting. I'll let you know if I find anything that works. Or doesn't work. 

When we lived in El Paso, we had several horned toads and they loved being near the ant hills.

Don't have any toads in my garden. I do have a toad house I made out of a broken clay pot. No toads.

So much for "If you build it, they will come!" 

 

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