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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 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 Idaho Spud on March 31, 2014 at 7:53am

Joan, from my viewpoint, I like hearing you've given up your 'A' personality, at least for now, because I've never been an A.  

Last spring and summer, I worked on my garden as hard and long as my body would let me.  Does that mean I was an A during that time?

Comment by Randall Smith on March 31, 2014 at 6:57am

Wow, nice radishes, Daniel!  I have some potted, but they're just "leggy". And I always heard "dem flowers is". You know why.

I actually got to work in the garden yesterday! Just pulling up old kale and Br. spr. plants, rake out some compost, scatter a couple of piles of leaves (saving most for my compost pile). It's still too wet and early to plant anything, although I'd like to get some potatoes in the ground. Patience, patience. Golf today!

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 30, 2014 at 10:05pm

Spud, you are very welcome. I write honestly about my respect for you. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 30, 2014 at 9:34pm

Daniel, they are beautiful! And I bet they are full of flavor! I haven't raised radishes here either for years. I will get some seeds and give them a try. We are in much better temperature ranges these days. Haven't had your snow, Spud, but have had hail and graupel. Glad you got some rain, and hope it is slow and steady so as not to flood. 

Daniel, you put me to shame, I haven't been out in the garden to do anything other than just walk through and enjoy the structure of it. Lots of work to do and I plan to just puttttsss around. I feel fine and I just have learned how to ignore chores; kind of a mañana attitude that I developed this past year. Everything survived without my attention, so I don't need to be such an "A" personality any more. I like it. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 30, 2014 at 8:19pm

Cute saying Daniel.  Cheating?  I should be such a cheat!

I haven't eaten any radishes in probably 30 years.  They just seemed to spicy for my palate.  Now that I like stronger flavors, I'll have to try them again.

I do remember my dad putting them on sandwiches that I liked.  Part of my lapse in eating them is probably laziness.  Perhaps just not getting into the habit for some reason.  I do (or not do) that a lot.

Hooray for the weather!  Between rain and snow, my garden received a nice 0.74 inch of water last night and today.

Comment by Daniel W on March 30, 2014 at 7:57pm

Somehow a big handful of radishes says "Spring!"

My mother always said
"Spring has sprung.
The grass has riz
I wonder where the flowers is?"

These were planted in the poly tunnel raised bed in January. I know that's cheating. But they are still home grown organic radishes.

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 29, 2014 at 2:06pm

Thank you Joan.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 29, 2014 at 1:50pm

Of course! I watched many farmers in China and Asia using "honey buckets" and their food was delicious. I had concern about health issues, but I didn't get sick. Weary, but not sick. 

Good for you! innovation, experimentation, exploration! these are the qualities that make things better and challenges the status quo. 

Comment by Daniel W on March 29, 2014 at 1:31pm
Joan, the NPK is similar to fish emulsion and it's free! Ning took to the idea with great enthusiasm. Once I researched, it seemed like "why didnt I do this before?"

The chicken yard is already lush and very green, so none goes to the trees there. Nature gives generously.
Comment by Joan Denoo on March 29, 2014 at 1:07pm

Spud, I just want to tell you how special you are to me, even if I don't respond to your many nice comments. I always read your work and treasure them. 

Thanks for the information about the sound being OK on your computer. It must be mine, then. OK, a new challenge to get on with. You know how much I like challenges. 

 

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