Godless in the garden


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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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 no particular order:
Moon Phase Widget here. Moon phase topic here.
What's your gardening style?
Frugal gardening.
Backyard Chickens here. here. here. here.
Growing Fruits
Wild Parsnip - It can burn skin.
Why buy locally-grown plants?
Cheap gardening.
Buy locally grown plants to prevent blight transmission here.
Grow lots of fruits in a small space, by backyard orchard culture.

Discussion Forum

Sugar Baby

Started by Don. Last reply by Don 20 minutes ago. 6 Replies


Started by Čenek Sekavec. Last reply by Don yesterday. 3 Replies

Some pictures from my garden

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 26. 7 Replies

The Next Green Revolution May Rely on Microbes

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Sentient Biped Jun 30. 2 Replies

Top 10 Tomato-Growing Myths and Some Truths

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jun 21. 4 Replies

hot peppers

Started by king. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jun 4. 17 Replies

How can you be a cheap godless gardener?

Started by Sentient Biped. Last reply by BarbaraSATX May 24. 54 Replies

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Comment by Sentient Biped on January 7, 2014 at 5:13pm

I like the sound of that weather station.  Nifty.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 7, 2014 at 1:25pm

The temp here is 28.8 F @ 12:23 PM.   Some snow is predicted for the next week, but high predicted temperatures in the upper 30s should keep it melted.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 7, 2014 at 12:36pm

Spud! that sounds like a great weather station. That idea goes onto my wish list right now! Thanks. 

It is 10:30 AM 29 degrees F. according to my computer weather app. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 7, 2014 at 12:11pm

Joan, hope you can get your thermometer soon.  I've got one I can see from my kitchen window in the back of the house, but the one I like the most is one under the front open porch that sends a signal to two receivers.  One in the front room and one in the downstairs bedroom\entertainment room.  

Love being able to glance up from my easy chair to see the outside temperature. 

I've got a weather station that's been waiting patiently to be put-up for ~10 years.  With my increased ambition still here, I'll probably get it up in the spring.  It measures wind speed and direction, relative humidity, air pressure, rainfall, and temperature.  It sends a signal to a receiver that I can connect to  my computer to keep a constant record of conditions. Will be nice when I get it operational.

Comment by Sentient Biped on January 7, 2014 at 9:44am

Joan, it's stuff like that that keeps us going in the winter months!  Sounds like a great empowering device and fun!  I often lose pruning shears and hand diggers - the baskets & tool pouches would be helpful.

My raised beds are built, filled, weeded, given a dusting of lime, and each is tucked in under a blanket of compost blanket.   Now i can putter and daydream about Spring too.

I started a handful of seeds and cuttings just because.  They may not be good for Spring.  They keep me optimistic.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 6, 2014 at 10:25pm

Well, it has begun! I placed my first order for garden equipment, a sit down device on wheels to use as I get my strength back with matching baskets to carry tools and stuff. Also a kneeler with tool pouch. I am going out into the garden in style!

I put an outdoor thermometer on my wish list since I spent my budget. The last two I bought lasted about a year each, so I am going to look for a sturdier one to hang outdoors where I can see it from my kitchen window. 

My seed starting trays are in a detached garage, and I just don't have the interest in going out there to bring them inside. I cleaned them last autumn in anticipation of needing them in early spring. 

Next is a trip to Northwest Seed to see if they have the kinds of seeds I want, heirlooms, organic, and GMO free. 

All of you have colder temps than I. Would if I could send you some warmth and I don't need any snow in return. Although I suppose next summer we will be wanting more water for gardens. Water prices will probably go up and I am glad I have soaker hoses through my entire garden. I fully expect some winter kill with the fluctuations in temperature and no snow cover. 

Comment by Sentient Biped on January 6, 2014 at 9:52pm

Randall I loved what you said about your garden living on in your kitchen and stomach. We are also still getting apples, onions, garlic, and have frozen strawberries and rhubarb. And some dried spearmint for tea. Looking forward to doing it better next year!

Randall, Spud, Joan, keep warm! Spring will come! It really will!

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 6, 2014 at 12:35pm

Thanks Chris : )

Comment by Plinius on January 6, 2014 at 11:52am

That sounds horrible, Spud! I'll send a packet of warm weather.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 6, 2014 at 10:39am

Joan, I like your comment as well.  Warm weather can't get here soon enough for me.

Randall, one chart says your wind chill is -44 F, but it's always felt much colder that the wind chill numbers.  It would probably feel like -88 to me.  Brutal indeed!


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