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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: 5 hours ago

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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


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.


Tomatoes.  Myths and truths

Trees.  Tree tunnels.  Ancient tree planting. Plant commemorative trees

Discussion Forum


Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Daniel W May 2. 2 Replies


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

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Comment by Plinius on May 26, 2014 at 8:33am

They're beautiful, Randall! And what are the pink flowers - honesty?

Comment by Randall Smith on May 26, 2014 at 7:49am

Daniel: I gotta prove I "grow" irises, too! Happy Memorial Day, everyone. Enjoy your gardens.

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 25, 2014 at 4:00pm

Daniel, reading about Ning growing pussy-willows made me nostalgic for my youth.

We played by the snake river a lot, and there were many pussy-willows there.  I loved the little furry catkins, and dad taught us how to make whistles with the branches.

Glad to read they are easy to grow.

Comment by Randall Smith on May 25, 2014 at 8:03am

I hear ya, King. I'm having the same problems. And my dog makes things worse by digging after them.

Enjoying chives, cilantro, and, of course, asparagus!! Strawberries next.

Comment by king on May 24, 2014 at 9:29pm
So how to move the a--h---s to the grass not my radishes and carrots
Comment by king on May 24, 2014 at 9:28pm
Ok moles in the garden I don't like in the yard that's ok I don't like lawns in the first place to much work for nothing
Comment by Daniel W on May 24, 2014 at 8:54pm

For some reason, these turned out very nice this year.

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 24, 2014 at 3:08pm

Spud, keep us posted on its progress. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 24, 2014 at 3:04pm

Thanks Joan.  Unwinding the roots is something that I've heard before, but had forgotten.  I might have remembered it when I went to plant it and saw the winding roots.

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 24, 2014 at 2:35pm

Spud, my guess is that last year's trees in pots are OK and only if you unwind the roots. As the tree grows, the roots will strangle each other if you do not unwind them.

The tree and shrubs that I have planted from pot-bound plants have survived very well if I pull the dirt out of the roots, then plant them on a mound in the hole I dug, spread the roots out over the mound, water them in, fill the hole with dirt, step on the soil firmly to get a good contact between roots and dirt. Build a little dam around the outside of the hole, soak the soil until the well is full and let it soak in. Continue to keep it moist as it grows new tiny roots.    


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