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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: 173
Latest Activity: 12 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

Discussion Forum

Living in the forest

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud on Wednesday. 6 Replies

Good plants that volunteer.

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Idaho Spud on Monday. 17 Replies

Air-pots

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Daniel W May 2. 2 Replies

Air-pots

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud May 2. 1 Reply

Rooftop Gardens

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Apr 3. 20 Replies

How to Make a Food Forest Suburb

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Apr 1. 1 Reply

Fantastic Fungi - a film by Louie Schwartzberg

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 28. 1 Reply

Michael Pollan On Joel Salatin's Polyface Farm

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Randall Smith Mar 22. 1 Reply

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Comment by Joan Denoo on June 22, 2014 at 10:20pm

Patricia, this is a real treasure! Did your husband build it for you? What a man! Your layout is so easy to maintain, and you have everything at just the right height. This should be in Sunset Magazine!

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 22, 2014 at 7:41pm

Patricia, I very much like your greenhouse. It looks like a wood frame house with plastic as siding. Does that allow you to garden all winter? It looks so sturdy. Is it an add-on to your house, or a stand alone building? What kind of floor do you have?

A friend of mine in Buffalo, Wyoming, built a garage, and instead of siding, covered it with heavy greenhouse plastic. They have very harsh winters and they are able to grow some things all year long. The tender plants don't survive, but there are a lot of vegetables and fruits that can grow with protection such as their. 

Comment by Daniel W on June 22, 2014 at 6:27pm

Cenek,

Grapes take a few years to reach production.  If you grow from seed, you risk waiting a long time, then having grapes that are no good.  I would wait until leaf fall, then move it.  That gives it time to put down roots before spring.  I would also cut much of the top growth, to balance the root loss.  Grapes have deep roots.

I've moved some grape vines that way.  It works OK.

You can also grow grapes easily from dormant cuttings.   I've done that too.  This link tells how to grow from summer cuttings.  I have not done that, but now that I look, it seems interesting.

Comment by Daniel W on June 22, 2014 at 6:21pm

"Show and Tell"

Phaselia.  Planted for bee forage.  Bumblebees like it.  Honeybees don't seem to have noticed yet.  Pretty flower, fern-like foliage.  Tends to flop over.

Comment by Idaho Spud on June 22, 2014 at 6:09pm

Lots of good things to eat.  Nice.

Comment by Idaho Spud on June 22, 2014 at 5:25pm

I'm jealous of your greenhouse patricia, and I think I see a nice looking pea plant.

Comment by Čenek Sekavec on June 22, 2014 at 2:37pm

Looks great patricia!

Re: mulberries, as kids my brothers and I feasted on them, climbing the branches 8 or 9 meters to get them all. Sometimes we'd bring mom a few pints to can. But not often! Mulberries do really well in dry and windy climates.

also, I have found a grape vine growing at one of my rentals. The birds are already eating them. I want grapes at my homestead, thoDo I try to grow from seed or riak a transport attempt?

Comment by Daniel W on June 22, 2014 at 9:00am
Patricia, I second what Randall said. I love that greenhouse. Impressive tomato! Beautiful flowers!
Comment by Randall Smith on June 22, 2014 at 7:13am

Impressive, Patricia! And beautiful.

Comment by Daniel W on June 21, 2014 at 9:48am
Randall there was a mulberry tree in my neighborhood, when I was a boy. My parents didnt encourage me to try them, so I never did.

When I finally had my own place and got into edible landscaping, I got a bareroot Illinois Everbearing mulberry tree. It has been bearing modest crops for a few years now. I love them. They are so good! I keep ut pruned small so they are easy toreach,but with my deer problem I think I will let it grow taller now.
 

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