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 no particular order:
Moon Phase Widget here. Moon phase topic here.
Frugal gardening.
Backyard Chickens here. here. here. here.
Growing Fruits
Why buy locally-grown plants?
Squirrels.
bees.
Cheap gardening.

Scientific Gardening.   The Informed Gardener.  The truth about garden remedies.
Buy locally grown plants to prevent blight transmission here.
Grow lots of fruits in a small space, by backyard orchard culture.

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Compost

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by k.h. ky on Monday. 8 Replies

Potatoes. Growing the perfect food.

Started by Sentient Biped. Last reply by Sentient Biped Oct 11. 12 Replies

Permaculture Transformation In 90 Days

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Sky God Oct 10. 3 Replies

Backyard Organic Garden

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Oct 10. 9 Replies

Insectary

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Annie Thomas Oct 3. 10 Replies

Bunga Bakawali or Tan Hua (Epiphyllum oxypetallum)

Started by Sentient Biped. Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 21. 13 Replies

"Healthy Soil Microbes / Healthy People"

Started by Sentient Biped. Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 20. 26 Replies

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Comment by Plinius on August 15, 2013 at 4:15am

Good to hear how well you do, Joan! And I hope these two chemo's don't influence your good mood!

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 15, 2013 at 2:33am

Spud, thanks for the inquiry, I am doing great, and today's four hour chemo is my next to last. The nest day I start the procedures for radiation. I had a week of deep depression that I couldn't shake even with all my tools of stress and anxiety management. Couldn't seem to master the dumps. For me, it was very unexpected, but the chemo doctor assures me it is quite normal. I wasn't feeling victimized, but rather just not used to feeling tired all the time. I was raised to work from wake up to bed time and had to make those adjustments. I am also anemic, so I am meeting with the nutritionist tomorrow to plan a better meal strategy to get my iron back up to normal. Another pill, some changes in diet, and an outstanding medical team and family and friends support teams convince me I am not alone and not a victim. You, my virtual support team, makes a big different to me. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 14, 2013 at 5:14pm

I haven't seen any posts anywhere from Joan since Sunday.  Does anyone know how she's doing?

Comment by Sentient Biped on August 11, 2013 at 8:27pm

Today I opened my beehive to check on honeycombs and general bee health. Took this pic looking into the hive. Liked how it came out.

Not enough honey to harvest any. That's fine. I like the honeybees too much to worry about whether I'm getting any product.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 11, 2013 at 2:01pm

I agree about the Borage.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 10, 2013 at 9:41pm

Your Borage is so pretty, and those tiny little yellow blossoms popping up just add to the pleasure. Dandelions, I presume! 

Comment by Sentient Biped on August 10, 2013 at 7:45pm

A while back Joan recommended planting borage. It took a while but I found some seeds and planted them. Here is the result.

On wikipedia I read borage is excellent honeybee forage, very high yield of nectar. The honeybees agree and many of them are working the borage plants.

I think borage is very photogenic.  It was hard to decide which pic to upload.

Comment by Sentient Biped on August 9, 2013 at 9:08am
Spod that beetle looks fearsome! I hope its a type that preys on harmful insects.

Randall and Spud I also like volunteer plants. I harvested a couple pounds of volunteer garlic this summer. I dont knoe the variety. Its different from my other garlic but very good. Also the potatoes and some flowers. Its like a gift.
Comment by Idaho Spud on August 9, 2013 at 8:05am

A few days ago, there came crawling out of my chives, another unusual insect.  It was a beetle with bright red head and thorax.  

That coloration made me leery of touching it, so I let it crawl into a jar.  Sat it by my computer for reference while I searched for it.

Fount out it's a Blister Beetle that can produce large painful welts, so my leeryness paid off.  Glad I never touched that critter!

Didn't take a picture of it, but it looked like this one except mine had a red head & thorax:

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 9, 2013 at 7:16am

I usually get volunteer peas, but I was surprised to find healthy looking squash and cherry tomatoes growing in the small area between my garage and the fence because it doesn't get much light back there.  

The seeds must have came with some garden soil I put there when I was modifying my soil.  I gave them some water two days ago just to see if they produce anything.

 

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