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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
Latest Activity: on Friday

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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

Permaculture U. of Mass

Started by Joan Denoo Jan 16. 0 Replies

"All I want for christmas is....."

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Larry Dec 26, 2014. 8 Replies

Gardening in central Texas "pan" soil

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Barbara Livingston Dec 25, 2014. 3 Replies

An Old Lady's Hugelkultur Bed

Started by Barbara Livingston. Last reply by Randall Smith Dec 10, 2014. 3 Replies

Permaculture Concept. Bill Mollison

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Dec 6, 2014. 2 Replies

My south garden 1993 & 2013

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Barbara Livingston Dec 1, 2014. 1 Reply

Permaculture, Ben Falk

Started by Joan Denoo Nov 30, 2014. 0 Replies

Permaculture, Bill Mollison

Started by Joan Denoo Nov 16, 2014. 0 Replies

Plant Labels

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Joan Denoo Nov 8, 2014. 21 Replies

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Comment by Patricia on January 5, 2015 at 4:05pm

I meant about ''growing'' the fries, ketchup, & vinegar.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 5, 2015 at 3:56pm

Patricia, add a little oil with your vinegar and you have a ready made potato-tomato salad. 

Comment by Patricia on January 5, 2015 at 3:42pm

I like white vinegar on my fries too. How would that work?

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 5, 2015 at 3:36pm

Glad to hear the good news Daniel.  New eyes are great.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 5, 2015 at 3:07pm

Just heard on NPR about grafting a tomato plant onto a potato, aka the "tomtato." Apparently it yields cherry tomatoes above ground and potatoes below. AKA "ketchup and fries."

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 5, 2015 at 2:01pm

Randy, rabbits make very good fertilizer producers. Dad raised rabbits when I was a kid just for the fertilizer. He invented a watering system to catch the water when he hosed the concrete rabbit platform on which the cages set. He rigged up a rain gutter so he could swing it 180 degrees that drained the water to each row. He built a canal system that was at the south end of the 50' row and could direct the water to each row. The rows sloped down in elevation as it went north. 

To water, he opened a valve on the water reservoir and let water drain into a canal and opened a gate letting water run the full length of one row at a time. Rabbit manure rich water flowed the full length in just a few minutes.  

You would think this process would create flies and smells, but it didn't. He also used straw for the paths and they became saturated with manure rich water. I would put a shovel in the ground and come up with a shovel full of earthworms.  

I couldn't eat rabbit. They were pets to me. 

I always had rabbits when the kids were growing up. Dad built hutches and brought them to me wherever we lived. We were a military family the first ten years of the kids lives. The military didn't want to ship my rabbits and hutches when we moved every two years. I also had huge gardens at every military base. I had to get permission to dig up the grass and put in vegetables. I gave my excess  produce away and always had more than we could eat. 

Maybe your little wild rabbit could be a fertilizer producer for you. 

Comment by Patricia on January 5, 2015 at 1:41pm

Thanks for letting us know Daniel. Glad you can see well right away!

I too have cataracts developing, but I've been told that now for a decade or more so it must be very slow. The latest eye exam last month, told me the markers are in place for Macular Degeneration to develop. Thrilling news, even though I knew this as it seems to hit the women my direct history.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 5, 2015 at 1:40pm

Daniel, you look wonderful! So bright and sparkly. Yes, a mighty large pupil. Your typing looks perfect to me ... can understand every sentiment you write.

I understand the emphasis on netting blueberries. What fruit do birds like as much as blueberries? I will plant those for a bird feast in the bird feeding station.

 

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 5, 2015 at 1:35pm

Daniel - great to hear it was a success! I have cataracts forming, but not ready for the procedure yet.

Comment by Daniel W on January 5, 2015 at 1:26pm

The pupil should get back to normal in a few days.  More importantly, now I can see to read, and graft, and enjoy the flowers and trees and birds and bugs.  Before the right eye vision was like looking through wax paper.  Very happy with that result.

 

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