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
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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

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

Permaculture, John D. Liu

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Nov 3. 8 Replies

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Comment by Joan Denoo on May 27, 2014 at 4:43am

I ran across a wheelbarrow in my Gardener's Supply Co. catalogue, Summer 2014,  gardeners.com.

Poly-Tough Cart: A two-wheel wheelbarrow.

 

Comment by Daniel W on May 26, 2014 at 11:16am

Today's catch.

I had let weeds take over this bed.  This am I was clearing it to plant squash.   This was a surprise.  Didn't know if they were all leaf, or something good in the soil.

 

In addition to the turnips, the red radishes are the long variety "Cincinnati Market" and the white ones are "Icicle". There were also some massive slugs the size of a Volkswagen, munching away at leaves.

Comment by Daniel W on May 26, 2014 at 9:24am

Randall, those are fantastic!  They  look like a heritage variety called "Accent".  We picked up rhizomes that were illegally dumped in a local dog park, and they grew into plants that look a lot like yours.

Very nice!

Chris, I'm guess the other flowers are phlox, but with my bad eyes, who knows?

Spud, those pussy willows root so easily.  Deer chewed on them a little but have mostly left them alone.  We are hoping for a hedge for some privacy along that roadside.  With the willow cuttings, it was free.  They grow fast.

Been posting a bit less lately.   Tired, working hard, and some gardening too.  Really relish the comments here.  They keep me going.  Thank you all!

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.

 

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