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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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Latest Activity: 14 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 no particular order:
Moon Phase Widget here. Moon phase topic here.
Frugal gardening.
Backyard Chickens here. here. here. here.
Growing Fruits
Why buy locally-grown plants?
Squirrels.
bees.
Cheap gardening.

Scientific Gardening.   The Informed Gardener.  The truth about garden remedies.
Buy locally grown plants to prevent blight transmission here.
Grow lots of fruits in a small space, by backyard orchard culture.

Discussion Forum

A texas garden I never thought I would see!

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by BarbaraSATX 14 hours ago. 4 Replies

Backyard Organic Garden

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by BarbaraSATX yesterday. 10 Replies

Compost

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by BarbaraSATX on Tuesday. 9 Replies

Scientific Gardening. "The Informed Gardener" a book review

Started by Daniel W (Sentient Biped). Last reply by Daniel W (Sentient Biped) on Monday. 2 Replies

Potatoes. Growing the perfect food.

Started by Daniel W (Sentient Biped). Last reply by Daniel W (Sentient Biped) Oct 11. 12 Replies

Permaculture Transformation In 90 Days

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Sky God Oct 10. 3 Replies

Insectary

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Annie Thomas Oct 3. 10 Replies

Bunga Bakawali or Tan Hua (Epiphyllum oxypetallum)

Started by Daniel W (Sentient Biped). Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 21. 13 Replies

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Comment by Joan Denoo on October 26, 2013 at 3:15am

I suppose Daniel has arrived home by now and has a real case of jet lag. Hope he rests comfortably and restores his energy. 

Comment by Randall Smith on October 24, 2013 at 8:59am

About half my sweet potatoes were gnawed on--even totally eaten--by voles. But I plant twice as many as I need, so it's a fair trade. It just hurts to dig and dig and find nothing but shells (skins). Fences keep out rabbits, but not moles or voles..

And Joan lives on to garden another day! Hurray!

Comment by Plinius on October 23, 2013 at 12:12am

There's an old Dutch equivalent, in translation it goes like this: The master's eye fattens the horses. English is much compacter than Dutch, nine words in the Dutch proverb!

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 22, 2013 at 5:11pm

Oh yes, I like that concept, and it bears repeating: "the farmers footprints are the best fertilizer". Thanks for sharing Ning.

Had my last radiation about an hour ago and I am still alive. Limp and alive!

Comment by Daniel W (Sentient Biped) on October 22, 2013 at 5:05pm
Joan that saying has a lot of wisdom! I never like mediocrity but there is no such thing as perfect either. In fact nothing even comes close to perfect.

Somewhere there is a "Chinese" saying. I put in quotes because Ning never heard it before I told him. "the farmers footprints are the best fertilizer". Meaning by being in the gardn often, we see what needs to be done, and do it, and it doesnt fall to neglect. Which is basically the same, for me, as "puttering meditation". Which gives me peace of mind and helps the garden grow.
Comment by Joan Denoo on October 22, 2013 at 12:04pm

Daniel, I laughed when I read your comment because you thought of voles and moles and I thought of hawks. So, a structure with lower and upper protection would be perfect. Oh! I like the old saying, "Don't make perfect the enemy of good"!

No matter, it all involves a lot of work. Right now, my task is to get GM-free-seeds and plan for spring. Even the thought inspires me. 

Comment by Plinius on October 22, 2013 at 2:14am

A lot of work and well done! Looks like a lovely garden.

Comment by Daniel W (Sentient Biped) on October 22, 2013 at 1:09am
Please send Daniela over to do the same for my garden! :) Perfect!

Well, not sure if it will help with voles and moles. But it looks great!
Comment by Joan Denoo on October 22, 2013 at 12:55am

Here is a well protected garden! 

Daniela's newly fenced veggie garden in Ohio

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 20, 2013 at 10:15am

Thanks for your insights on melons Randall, and, your good wishes. : )

I didn't notice any of mine tasting sour, so maybe they weren't overripe.

Anyway, I look forward to learning more in years to come, and hope I can acquire a little land, so I can grow more varieties every year.

 

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