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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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 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.

Discussion Forum

Insectary

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo 8 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 Plinius on January 4, 2014 at 11:44am

That's beautiful, Sentient, thanks!

Comment by Sentient Biped on January 4, 2014 at 10:48am

From the blog Gardening Gone Wild, "Why You Garden"

Why You Garden

You garden because you need to make a profound connection with the Earth.

It’s your birthright. A primordial longing to experience and participate in the magic of nature.

The deep knowing that ultimately nature is your teacher. Your guide.

You’re a participant. A cog in the wheel. Not in charge.

You learn to slow down. And listen to what the land has to tell you.

Sometimes finding balance and harmony. Other times total frustration and cacophony.

It’s the Tao. Dark and Light. Ebb and Flow.

You work in the garden relentlessly because you have to. Fingernails clogged up with dirt. Sweat streaming down your face.

It’s here that you feel most comfortable in your skin. At peace. And yet, paradoxically ‘on fire’.

Nurturing and being nurtured. Part of the cosmic consciousness. Participating in ‘sacred play’.

Every keen gardener intuitively knows this.

You have a deep seeded vision of what you want your garden to ‘be’. A yearning that is embedded in your unconscious.

This is – in part – what propels you forward. Keeps you chipping away. To get to the essence of what’s underneath.

To embrace your soul – your creative fire.

At the end of the day, after you clean up and store tools, you take a few minutes just to be in your garden.

It’s in those moments that you feel a penetrating serenity. A state of bliss.

“The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe to match your nature with Nature.” Joseph Campbell

Comment by Sentient Biped on January 4, 2014 at 10:46am

Beverly, that sounds like an interesting approach.  I hope youi'll keep us updated!

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 29, 2013 at 2:54pm

Beverly, sorry about your restriction, but looking forward to your results.  I've heard about window gardening, but never tried it.

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 29, 2013 at 2:31pm

I've received 4 physical catalogs in the last month.  Didn't order any of them, so that's a strike against them.  Besides that, I hardly looked at them.  The internet has a much better selection.  

Haven't ordered anything yet, or even started looking.  I've still got time.  Haven't I?

Comment by Sentient Biped on December 29, 2013 at 1:47pm

Randall watch out!  Those catalogs can be seductive!  

Thanks for the encouragement about Spring.  So near, but so far!  

With the internet, I don't wait for catalogs.  I bought seeds already via internet.  I'm such a sad case!  :-)

For me the attraction is I can research varieties for short cool season, which we have here.  The nurseries are hit and miss.  I think some of their plants are grown in California and brought here, so not suitable.  They are also into nationally suitable hybrids, again maybe not as good for my climate.  I may well be wrong, but that's my thought process.

Plus those online catalogs are so interesting!

Comment by Randall Smith on December 29, 2013 at 7:19am

Received my first seed catalogue the other day. Perused through it to get the juices flowing. Pretty devious, if you ask me, for those companies to incite a riot of the mind. Nevertheless, I haven't bought anything from them in years. I go to a local nursery. Not nearly the variety--nor the temptation! Hang in there, garden lovers. Spring is just around the next curve.

Comment by Sentient Biped on December 25, 2013 at 8:43pm

Got the soil analysis.  Moved it to a separate discussion, in case anyone is interested.  Now that I have a lab analysis, I feel like I can be more scientific in my gardening.  The report changes the plans significantly.

Comment by Sentient Biped on December 24, 2013 at 5:47pm

Spud, I think it produces a lot better result with some cuttings.  I've used the powdered rooting hormone and the liquid, and none.  Every plant variety is different.  Some don't benefit at all - willow, forsythia, christmas cactus.  Some are pretty easy without it, but I think they do better, or faster,  with it - figs, roses, buddleia, grapes.  Some I don't think I can get to root without it - plum, laburnum.  Some things are so easy I've never tried rooting hormone - geraniums, grapes. 

I don't know how long it keeps.  I'm using a package I bought last year.

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 24, 2013 at 4:37pm

Daniel, does the Dip-and-Grow produce better results than using nothing?

 

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