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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: 169
Latest Activity: 6 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

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

Sentient Biped's Garden Blog. Happy to add a different feed if there are suggestions.

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Comment by Joan Denoo on August 18, 2014 at 9:51am

Daniel, did you ever find the name of the tree on your property that you described in Comment by Sentient Biped on May 9, 2013 at 9:39pm

"Any ideas as to identity of this tree?  I don't know.  It reminds me of spirea, but much bigger.  There is a row of them on a neglected area on my property.  They are near a creek that runs in ..."

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 17, 2014 at 1:36pm

Randy, it looks like a wonderful spot to relax on a sunday, or any day.

Comment by Randall Smith on August 17, 2014 at 7:34am

For a Sunday, become sunny with the sunflowers. S'wunderful!

Comment by Plinius on August 17, 2014 at 2:10am

Sauerkraut is good with blue cheese and mushrooms.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 16, 2014 at 4:19pm

Daniel, your Rose of Sharon seedling is very attractive:

Comment by Randall Smith on August 16, 2014 at 7:21am

Never liked 'kraut, but a good suggestion, Patricia.

Comment by Randall Smith on August 15, 2014 at 7:18am

Did up a batch of sweet corn to freeze yest. Picked, shucked, boiled water, then realized I didn't have enough ice to cool it down quickly. It'll still be good come January. Now what to do with 6 heads of cabbage. I still have freezer slaw from 2012!

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 14, 2014 at 7:52pm

This artist/fruit tree sculptor is amazing. Saving an old orchard of heirloom fruit trees is entitled to some kind of accolade. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 14, 2014 at 6:59pm

Čenek, I forgot to mention protecting bees from diatomaceous earth. A light cover over a treated plant when it is in bloom will do the job. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 14, 2014 at 6:56pm

Čenek, surely looks like squash bugs to me. The organic way to get rid of them is to squash the squash bug ( no kidding). With the high population, that will be impractical. Food grade diatomaceous earth is recommended for organic gardeners. 

Your healthy leaves look like they are adequate to take care of the needs of the plant, so one option is to cut away the infected leaves and put them in the trash, not the compost. 

Another problem might be your mulch. I mulch my plants heavily, too, but in the case of squash bugs, they like to lay their eggs in the mulch and feed on the leaves. Just pull the mulch away from the plant and clean up any infected leaves. Use a hand pump to distribute diatomaceous earth on the ground, under the leaves and any place the bugs lay their eggs. 

"Winter is spent in the adult stage under sheltering debris in the vicinity of previously infested plantings. Squash bugs become active in warm days during late spring and move to germinating squash. Mating and some feeding occur during this time followed by egg laying, which often begins around mid-June."

Squash Bug: Management in Home Gardens

Organic Squash Bug Control

diatomaceous earth applyer

 

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