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 Plinius on April 7, 2014 at 12:40am

Thanks! Frogs are rare up here.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 6, 2014 at 2:14pm

I do too, Spud. My great-grandchildren bring many of the forest critters to me when I visit them and we fix little places for them to live. I am sure they have perfectly fine homes in the forest, but I just feel better knowing the kids will try to protect them. 

Daniel, the varieties of these creatures of the woodlands offer delight to watch, as you well know. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 6, 2014 at 1:27pm

Oh, I like frogs!

Comment by Daniel W on April 6, 2014 at 12:34pm

There are lots of nooks and crannies and brush and rocks and okld wood.  I will look for a clay pot. 

The color and markings are perfect for hiding in the grass and weeds.  Perfectly evolved.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 6, 2014 at 12:26pm

Oh! you are so lucky! I know you have a lot of places it can hide, but do you have an old broken clay pot for him to crawl into? 

Comment by Daniel W on April 6, 2014 at 12:16pm

Yesterday I was checking the raised beds and discovered a little friend there.

Comment by Randall Smith on April 6, 2014 at 7:55am

Daniel, I haven't talked to Nate recently about his grafting progress. No harm in you trying--as if you have nothing else to do! Nice light set-up, by the way.

Comment by Daniel W on April 5, 2014 at 3:31pm

Randall, I just saw your comment about your son in law grafting tomatoes.  I was thinking about doing that too.  I had seeds last year for rootstock but maybe I can just use a vigorous hybrid variety.

Comment by Daniel W on April 5, 2014 at 3:27pm

I feel kind of bad about the mink.  But I am also not fond of the animals that eat my plants and animals, so I understand.

Rain is rotting my irises.  Darwin at work, even though I don't want that to happen.  

Loren posted about LED lights on a different forum.  I finished my CFL plant light project a couple of weeks ago and have peppers, four o'clocks, figs, and ginger growing under it happily.  The hardest part was choosing the light warmth.  Decided on daylight.  If I read Loren's article sooner, I might have chosen LED in daylight range.  Even so, the plants look pretty happy.

completed project


I planted some peppers in a covered raised bed as an experiment. Plus I needed the room under the lights.

Next: time to start tomato seedlings.
Comment by Randall Smith on April 5, 2014 at 8:24am

I saw my first mink yesterday! My SIL's dogs cornered it after chasing it out of the chicken house. Nate had lost some chickens and wondered what was getting them. Well, that particular mink won't be feasting anymore on his chickens. He was feisty. I hated to see it killed, however.

2.3" of recent rain has set me back another week in the garden. Boo hoo.

 

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