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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: 172
Latest Activity: on Friday

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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

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Comment by Joan Denoo on June 11, 2014 at 8:33am

It has been several years since I used chemical pest controls. I bring in ladybugs and lacewings and they do a tremendous job of keeping my garden free of pests. I don't know if they will eat spider mites, but they seem to have reduced my red spider mites that attack my Albert Spruce. 

My problem in the garden is fungus. I use GardensAlive and have good results. I use these products very sparingly and only when I see signs of problems. 

I have a worm farm and they work day and night producing worm casting which I spread throughout the garden. My soil is very healthy. What plants I lose are from these crazy winters of warm and freeze all winter long.

Also, the squirrels make a mess of my arborvitae; they strip whole branches to build their wonderful nests. This photo, taken just last week, reveals their mischief. It is my own fault because I feed them peanuts and watch them play and fight and romance and enjoy them. Just wish they would leave my arborvitae alone. Can't fight mother nature. 

Comment by Randall Smith on June 11, 2014 at 7:59am

I'm not sure what a spider mite looks like, but it doesn't sound good! You've had a lot of rain down your way, King. Me, enough.

Comment by king on June 10, 2014 at 8:28pm

so i found spider mites on my pepper plants that i am going to plant as soon as the soil drys out a bit

Comment by Idaho Spud on June 10, 2014 at 9:00am

Nice looking garden Joan.  Sounds like you can work it it longer now without getting as tired.

Comment by Randall Smith on June 10, 2014 at 7:38am

I love garden/yard/patio pictures. Inspirational.

Cenek, I been in Hutchinson KS. Spent 3 hours in the "Space" museum (5 yrs ago). WOW!

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 8, 2014 at 10:55pm

Cary's video of our back garden May 5, 2014

Comment by king on June 8, 2014 at 7:43pm
Well I got some cutting from an uncle he's a bigger garden nut then me I not know what they are just apples peaches and cherries starting cutting tonight going to have a lot of them so cross my fingers and find out
Comment by Čenek Sekavec on June 8, 2014 at 4:00pm

That tree is very lovely

Comment by Daniel W on June 8, 2014 at 3:45pm

Randall, excellent news!  Rain just when you need it.

king, I don't know if this helps.  I have read a number of references stating that peaches from seed usually come out similar to their parents.  Peaches are not as hybridized as some fruits, so are not as unpredictable.  My grandfather grew his peaches from seeds, although that was a different era.  So maybe, you could find some you like and grow from seed.  The disadvantage is it takes quite a number of years before they start bearing.   I have some peach seedlings, volunteers.   I don't know if they will produce, but I like growing stuff.

Ning with tree in my front yard, Windmill Palm also known as Chusan Palm also known as Chinese Windmill Palm.  Trachycarpus fortunei.  This tree has survived winters below 10 F.  Last year it got down to 8 F.  Its one of the most cold hardy palms.  14 years old.

Comment by Randall Smith on June 8, 2014 at 7:23am

An inch of rain overnight will do wonders to my garden--including weeds! Everything's up and looking good, except parsnips. I finally got some sweet potatoes planted.

 

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