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

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 Randall Smith on January 5, 2015 at 8:00am

Daniel, good luck with the cataract surgery. Just had my eyes checked, and they're forming. No surgery at this time.

Tow days ago, I "caught" a rabbit in my animal trap (to catch those nasty "piney" squirrels). I thought to myself, "Good, one less rabbit to feast in my garden". But my conscience got the better of me, and after several hours, I freed him/her. I don't mind sharing my greens--it's the seedlings (like beets last year) that I want to protect.

Comment by Daniel W on January 4, 2015 at 8:16pm
sorry about my typos.
Comment by Daniel W on January 4, 2015 at 8:16pm
Josn, we put a net over our blueberries. But not the hazelnuts. I didn't get one hazelnut. I don't mind tho. I also netted the mulberry and some of the sweet cherries and figs.

kind of a hassle on trees, not bad for bushes.
Comment by Daniel W on January 4, 2015 at 8:13pm
Patricia, it sounds like a nice life.

I have been thinking about starting some cold season crops next month. Not much - greens, radishes, scallions, something cabbage family. In a poly tunnel raised bed. Maybe.
Comment by Patricia on January 4, 2015 at 8:05pm

Its ye old bod that prevents me from doing what I want to do, so I just have to find different ways around that. My doctor refuses to give me a body transplant.....the rotter!!!

Its GORGEOUS here, any season!

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 4, 2015 at 7:47pm

That sounds healthy, Patricia. Just so the winter doesn't prevent you from the things you like to do. I've looked up your area on Google Earth and it looks like beautiful country. I remember the photos you sent us early in your correspondence with us. 

Comment by Patricia on January 4, 2015 at 7:41pm

No Joan, the greenhouse is done by the end of September. It is not heated or insulated. The plastic ''walls'' just extend the gardening season by a month or so, because we usually start the frost at night at the end of August. Then of course he doesn't want to snowblower the yard to get into it. He uses it to store the patio furniture in winter.

Winter here is pretty much in the house with grocery or doctor trips, but not a lot else. Rick still goes to town for coffee with his pals, but takes the bus both ways rather than walking. I use the go-bus, or the neighbors will give me a ride if I ask.

Rick does his trains, a little reading, & I do most of my same things year round, computer, reading, bread, cooking, a little household stuff in between housekeeper visits, playing with the cats when they demand it, grocery shopping......just not with my scooter.

We like winter here as long as the snow doesn't forget to quit once in awhile, & it's easy to dress for it here. -16*C is actually not that bad, & with the right clothing, it's fine to be out in it for what a person needs to do. Of course the winds have to stay down because that will ruin it real quick.

Our eating isn't altered too much although the soup/stew meals are increased, & it's nice to have some garden produce in the freezer.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 4, 2015 at 7:23pm

I understand about the cherries, Daniel. I didn't get any blueberries last year off of three bushes. There were green ones on the bushes and when I returned hoping to find ripe ones, they were all gone. Guess I will have to get more bushes. Surely I can grow enough for me and the birds. I suppose the squirrels like them, too. Maybe the mice. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 4, 2015 at 7:17pm

Patricia,  -16*C  means 3.2 degress F, I think. BBBRRRR!!! I hope the wind current doesn't change and bring your cold air here. 

How are you getting along this winter? Feeling OK, Eating well? How is Rick? I think of you two often. Does Rick do any gardening in his beautiful greenhouse during the winter? I suppose his trains keeps him busy.  

Comment by Daniel W on January 4, 2015 at 6:44pm
Joan, thank you! It's an extremely low risk procedure. Lot of waiting time for eyedroos and sedative to take effect, then pop out the old lens snd pop in the new one. Then some more waiting time, then go home. I am really looking forward to having vision again in that eye. If it doesnt work, well. the other eye is still ok, so I'm not really any worse off.
Anyway, I'll post his it goes, unless Im still sleeping too late from the sedative.

Beautifil picture of bird and cherries. In snow! As someone who loves to feed birds but loves his cherries, I want to say "get away from my fruit". :-)

This year I'm hoping for a generous crop of Montmorency and Surefire sour cherries for pies and crisps. Spring is a long way away!
 

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