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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: 169
Latest Activity: 9 hours ago

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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

Sentient Biped's Garden Blog. Happy to add a different feed if there are suggestions.

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Comment by Daniel W on February 28, 2015 at 9:57pm

Honeybee documentary - watching now and thought I would share.

http://www.dw.de/documentaries-and-reports-what-is-killing-the-bees...

I have 2 hives.  One cleared itself out last fall - I guess they swarmed,  but might have died off.  The other survived the winter.  They didn't have much honey stored up, so I fed them sugar water through the winter.   Now they are out foraging and flying around on warm days.  Very rewarding.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 28, 2015 at 9:10pm

Spud, how did you prepare the snails? Did they really taste good?

Randy, this weird winter presents some odd weather patterns. Cary sends me photos of the weather patterns and tho they are pretty, they must be miserable if they bring so much snow. Still, just snifters to NE WA state. 

Squirrels gave me the signal this morning that their feeder is empty. 

Comment by k.h. ky on February 28, 2015 at 8:25pm
Daniel, you're new gardening post are either breaking my heart or giving me hope. I can't decide which! They are beautiful. So much green. And the blooms on the daffodils and tiny tree,.. Sigh..
I suppose it's hope. The pavers turned out great.
Comment by k.h. ky on February 28, 2015 at 8:07pm
Randy, the cold and snow seem to be staying in our areas. More here than with you l think. And even farther south of me. All the way to Ga.
We can't see the ground from the 15'' that hit us two weeks ago. Temps won't stay up long enough.
Comment by Idaho Spud on February 28, 2015 at 7:42am

It's time for my first planting of peas.  Just need to get outside.

 Randy, I don't have your reason for not getting out there.  My temperatures have been in the 30s at night, and 40s in the day.

 The forecast for the coming week is 10-27 at night, and 33-44 in the day.  That still shouldn't keep me from planting peas.

Comment by Randall Smith on February 28, 2015 at 7:32am

As usual, I'm envious of all of you lucky enough to be able to get a early start to gardening. It's zero with 5-6" of more snow forecast to add to the already white ground. My patience is tested!

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 27, 2015 at 1:37pm

Nice gardening start Chris.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 27, 2015 at 11:05am

Chris, I am so excited for you. It is time for me to start, although we continue to have freeze and thaw outside. I am putting my hope in a tranquil spring. 

Comment by Plinius on February 27, 2015 at 9:44am

I opened my gardening season - starting on the window sill. I tried to put aside my anger about the destruction at Nineveh, and now I have a window sill full of plastic containers. I sowed broccoli, garlic chives, turnip greens, celery, parsley, dill, kohlrabi and thyme. Tomorrow I'll shop for new outside containers.

Comment by Patricia on February 25, 2015 at 4:52pm

I've heard ivy can be destructive to homes.

 

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