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!

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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 yesterday. 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 king on April 26, 2014 at 9:30pm
That is one thing I have always wanted to do and cutting down these elms will make it worse if u dig a hole 30ft out from one and find a root and cut it it will grow 2 new trees one from each end of the cut
Comment by Daniel W on April 26, 2014 at 9:18pm
Just showing off. Here is one of the whip-and-tongue grafts I did 2 months ago, to propagate an apple tree. I know some people do thousands of grafts at nurseries, but this is new for me. Most of my grafts took this year. Deer ate one and a couple of others have not sprouted yet.

Nature is amazing. I still can't get over that you can cut a piece off from one plant, attach it to another, and they can heal together and grow.

Comment by Daniel W on April 26, 2014 at 9:14pm

KIng, you got me on that one.  I googled on piss elm, and saw references to Chinese elm.  Some references said the burning wood smelled like urine.  Anyway, I thought I knew trees, but this is a first to me.

I imagine you would kill them same as any other tree, by cutting them down.  

Comment by king on April 26, 2014 at 9:15am
Oh and the wood is useless other then firewood and when it goes across a saw mill it smells like piss that's where the name comes from
Comment by king on April 26, 2014 at 9:11am
The piss elm is a hybrid that is not killed by the Dutch and spreads like wild fire it is nothing like the native elm trees it is very messy and will kill other trees if left alone
Comment by Plinius on April 26, 2014 at 3:57am

I can't imagine why, but I have no help to offer; the Dutch elm disease killed most elms here and there are not many left.

Comment by king on April 26, 2014 at 2:25am
Remove it from the planet I hate these trees
Comment by Plinius on April 26, 2014 at 1:33am

What do you want to do with it?

Comment by king on April 25, 2014 at 3:35pm
Ok has anybody ever delt with a type of tree commonly called the piss elm tree
Comment by Daniel W on April 25, 2014 at 10:44am
Joan. that is wonderful! I love having a freshly prepared garden bed to fill with whatever I want to grow! It's like wn artist's canvas, ready for painting.

Bergenias are nice plants. Slugs like them too much on my side of the Cascades. but I like them anyway.
 

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