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!

Location: Planet Earth
Members: 170
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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

Discussion Forum

Gardening in central Texas "pan" soil

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Daniel W 21 hours ago. 2 Replies

An Old Lady's Hugelkultur Bed

Started by Barbara Livingston. Last reply by Randall Smith Dec 10. 3 Replies

Permaculture Concept. Bill Mollison

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Dec 6. 2 Replies

My south garden 1993 & 2013

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Barbara Livingston Dec 1. 1 Reply

Permaculture, Ben Falk

Started by Joan Denoo Nov 30. 0 Replies

Permaculture, Bill Mollison

Started by Joan Denoo Nov 16. 0 Replies

Plant Labels

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Joan Denoo Nov 8. 21 Replies

Design with Nature

Started by Joan Denoo Nov 6. 0 Replies

Sepp Holzer´s Permaculture

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Barbara Livingston Nov 6. 1 Reply

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Comment by Daniel W on June 24, 2014 at 9:01am

Spud, I think they would be fine to plant without loosening up.  I haven't had that much experience with watermelons.  You are right, most plants prefer a gentle transfer.  I have some that authors claim can't be transplanted, but do fine with careful treatment.  Others don't mind.

Comment by Idaho Spud on June 23, 2014 at 3:13pm

Daniel, these watermelon roots don't need to be loosened-up before planting do they?  Anyone else feel free to express your opinion also.

I had one that had twice as many roots running around the edge of the pot that I loosened-up (roughed-up) and another that had twice as many that I didn't.  I'll see if I set-back the growth of the one I roughed-up or not.  

I think most plants (and especially watermelon) don't like their roots messed with when transplanting, unless they are very root-bound.

Comment by Barbara Livingston on June 23, 2014 at 7:35am

Patricia, your pictures sent me to Google in search of a small greenhouse. I discovered yours took a good deal of work and I guess I'm like Randall and will settle for warm weather gardening. :)  Thanks for sharing your pictures. 

Comment by Randall Smith on June 23, 2014 at 6:21am

Patricia, your photos almost--and I do mean almost--inspire me to build a greenhouse. Alas, I'm too lazy. I'll just freeze my summertime veggies.

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 22, 2014 at 11:02pm

Nice neighbors! Gifted husband! Lucky you!

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 22, 2014 at 10:20pm

Patricia, this is a real treasure! Did your husband build it for you? What a man! Your layout is so easy to maintain, and you have everything at just the right height. This should be in Sunset Magazine!

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 22, 2014 at 7:41pm

Patricia, I very much like your greenhouse. It looks like a wood frame house with plastic as siding. Does that allow you to garden all winter? It looks so sturdy. Is it an add-on to your house, or a stand alone building? What kind of floor do you have?

A friend of mine in Buffalo, Wyoming, built a garage, and instead of siding, covered it with heavy greenhouse plastic. They have very harsh winters and they are able to grow some things all year long. The tender plants don't survive, but there are a lot of vegetables and fruits that can grow with protection such as their. 

Comment by Daniel W on June 22, 2014 at 6:27pm

Cenek,

Grapes take a few years to reach production.  If you grow from seed, you risk waiting a long time, then having grapes that are no good.  I would wait until leaf fall, then move it.  That gives it time to put down roots before spring.  I would also cut much of the top growth, to balance the root loss.  Grapes have deep roots.

I've moved some grape vines that way.  It works OK.

You can also grow grapes easily from dormant cuttings.   I've done that too.  This link tells how to grow from summer cuttings.  I have not done that, but now that I look, it seems interesting.

Comment by Daniel W on June 22, 2014 at 6:21pm

"Show and Tell"

Phaselia.  Planted for bee forage.  Bumblebees like it.  Honeybees don't seem to have noticed yet.  Pretty flower, fern-like foliage.  Tends to flop over.

Comment by Idaho Spud on June 22, 2014 at 6:09pm

Lots of good things to eat.  Nice.

 

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