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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 Monday

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 Plinius on Saturday. 2 Replies

Air-pots

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Daniel W on Saturday. 2 Replies

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 Barbara Livingston on December 10, 2014 at 10:12pm

I checked on the Hollywood AFTER I said I would like it - and am happy to say it will be perfect. Good in my zone, 300-400 chill hours required - self-pollinating and 30' x 20'.  

I have a spot for  one!  Only you have to promise me that if it dies you won't ban me from your group. :(  

It will be considered bare root, right?  If you send after the 1st it will be perfect time for me to plant. 

Comment by Barbara Livingston on December 10, 2014 at 9:55pm

That would be great! Wouldn't it be fun to see I could keep them alive? :)  

Comment by Daniel W on December 10, 2014 at 9:20pm

Barbara, if you would like a couple, I can mail them to you. 

Comment by Barbara Livingston on December 10, 2014 at 1:49pm

Daniel, re the Plum cuttings - ummm, ship them to San Antonio? :)

Comment by Barbara Livingston on December 9, 2014 at 12:19pm

Daniel, thanks for posting it for me. Think I need help in the computer area too. 

Comment by Daniel W on December 9, 2014 at 12:13pm

How about...

Barbara, I've been gardening a long time, and it still amazes me to see soil transformed by organic soil building practices. When I filled in the new part of the raised bed and stood back, I thought, wow! That's really impressive! And I didn't do it, it was nature improving the soil with a little boost from the compost and leaves.

Comment by Barbara Livingston on December 9, 2014 at 10:52am

http://www.symphonyofthesoil.com/   Sorry, sometimes I know just enough, but not enough. :(

Daniel, I had never completed the cycle of seeing new soil appear until yesterday.  In February I put fine mulch from recycling center around my front tree and then put in a rock edging to hold it in place.  Yesterday I went to mix in some leaves with it ... and discovered the mulch I could see was just a thin layer and beneath it was 4" of fluffy dirt. Rich, dark fluffy dirt, just like in your pictures!  I now can preach the gospel of mulching!  Well, maybe not preach, but you catch my drift. lol 

In the spring I intend to remove the rock edging and will begin to plant a perm ground cover at the edges - the mulch ring is 3.5' -that will eventually cover my entire front. I thought if I could give it a good start in some rich dirt it would have a greater chance of taking hold. Talk about learning as you go!  

Comment by Daniel W on December 9, 2014 at 9:34am

Me too!  :-)

Comment by Randall Smith on December 9, 2014 at 7:23am

Barbara, I tried your link, but it was a no go.

Comment by Barbara Livingston on December 8, 2014 at 10:12pm

I recognize most of you already understand the need to "feed" the soil.  However, think you might enjoy this.  You can watch for free until Dec 12th.  

Randall, I have days when I think about trading my car for a small pickup. 

 

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