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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
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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 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

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

Good plants that volunteer.

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Plinius Apr 15. 13 Replies

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

Sentient Biped's Garden Blog. Happy to add a different feed if there are suggestions.

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Comment by Idaho Spud on June 2, 2014 at 12:18pm

King, I've an Apple iMac computer, so I'm not sure if it works the same as a Windows computer, but here's how I do it.  

I put the picture on the desktop so it's easy to find.

I then left click at the place in this box where I want the image to be.

I then left click on the picture image at the top of this box.  It's the icon just after the word "LINK", and just before the video icon.

When I click that icon, a box will pop-up that says "ADD IMAGE" with a couple of options in it.  The default option is called "From My Computer", and has a box drawn around it.  Below that is "File" and "Choose File" with a rounded box drawn around it.  

I click on "Choose File" and another box pops-up with a list of programs and the "Desktop" highlighted.  To the right of that is a list of files, and I click on the image file I want.

Comment by king on June 2, 2014 at 10:19am

i started some eastern white pine witch are native here and i have luck with seeds before and a couple bule spruce not native but what the heck ok question on posting i have pic on my PC how do i post them here

Comment by Idaho Spud on June 2, 2014 at 10:05am

Air layering sounds easier.  Thanks.

Comment by Daniel W on June 2, 2014 at 10:04am

Oh, on how to identify a grafted tree.  Often you can see the graft point as swelling or irregular area near ground level.  It can have a swelling or change in the bark appearance.  I would not let that stop me from trying cuttings.  It's all an experiment.

Comment by Daniel W on June 2, 2014 at 9:58am

Spud,

That's an interesting project.  I've thought about starting apples or crabapples from cuttings too.

Most nursery stock is grafted because it's fast and easy.  Some don't root easily from cuttings.  Sometimes they use seedlings for rootstock, and sometimes they use specialized rootstock that are adapted to local soils, or disease resistant, or have benefits such as dwarfing the tree to specific sizes.

Crab apples and apples should be interchangible as far as rootstocks are concerned.  Crab apples are often used as pollinator trees for apples, so they are closely related and hybridize.

A lot of apple rootstocks are made by a type of cutting technique, although the method leaves the stems connected to the parent plant until they grow roots.  So that indicates to me that apples should be reasonably easy to root.  I haven't tried.  Yet.

One option would be air layering.   Here is a link about that.  Here is another description.  I have not done air layering, but am thinking about it for some lilacs and a cherry tree.

Comment by Idaho Spud on June 2, 2014 at 8:33am

Daniel, I plan on trying a cutting from a crab apple tree again this fall, but what you said made me think that it may be on a rootstock.

If so, will it have a larger area just above ground level, and if so, my cutting will still grow true correct?  But it would probably be best to plant a seed for a rootstock first.  Is that correct?

Comment by Daniel W on June 2, 2014 at 7:33am
king Ive grown lots of fig trees from cuttings but not your climate. I have grown grapes from cuttings and have a row of little plum trees I started from cuttings this winter. I do hardwood cuttings, which use hardened off, dormant growth from the previous season.

You can also plant seeds from some fruits and use the baby trees as rootstock for grafting.

I have used suckers that grow from underground from dwarf trees, as rootstock. if they already have roots that works pretty wrll for me.I habe 2 baby apple trees growing now I started that way this year.
Comment by king on June 2, 2014 at 2:41am

ok any of u ever started a fuirt tree from cutting by rooting them 

Comment by king on May 31, 2014 at 10:45pm
I'm burnt sore and so glad to be home
Comment by Idaho Spud on May 31, 2014 at 11:59am

Never heard of goji berries until I looked-it-up on Wiki.  The article looked familiar.  Have you mentioned them before?

But that reminds me: When I thought a huge amount of vitamin C was good for my health, I tried growing a hedge of roses that had huge rose hips, but none of them survived.  I wonder how many millions of years it would take to get good at gardening.

 

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