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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!

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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

"All I want for christmas is....."

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Larry on Friday. 8 Replies

Gardening in central Texas "pan" soil

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Barbara Livingston on Thursday. 3 Replies

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

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Comment by Idaho Spud on January 15, 2014 at 12:51pm

I was thinking of starting a new discussion about good and bad results with seed & plant companies, but with a limited number of active members here, it's probably better to use a site that has reviews from gardeners.

I've not been looking long, but I found this site that seems to have quite a few reviews: http://davesgarden.com/products/gwd/#b I've not been able to get the reviews to stop dropping words at the end of the window, but other than that, it seems to be OK.

So far I've noticed a large number of bad reviews for Gurney's and Park, two companies that send me catalogs without me requesting them.  I've received 5 or 6 catalogs this year that I didn't order, and I'm always suspicious of those companies.

What started this thinking is the Gurney's catalog that has 50% off before 2/12/14.  I was tempted, but after reading many negative reviews, ordering from Gurney's does not seem like a good idea.  Other catalogs that I didn't order are Totally Tomatoes and Vermont Bean seed Company.

Territorial Seed Company also sends me catalogs since I ordered seeds from them last year, but I don't remember if I told them to or not.  With my limited dealings with them, I can't say anything good or bad about them.  However, I do wonder why they showed the Moon and Stars watermelons as being purple, but mine were green.  Perhaps I'll email them and ask.

The site I referenced above has mostly positive reviews of Territorial, but there are a few complaints about the high price of their seeds and shipping.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 13, 2014 at 1:46pm

Safe journey Randall! 

Comment by Randall Smith on January 13, 2014 at 7:17am

FYI, I'm headed to Florida (Mexico Beach) for 17 days. I'll be back. Maybe it'll be warmer by then!

Comment by Daniel W on January 10, 2014 at 8:14am
That sounds good about the robin. Maybe if moss is growing on it, the humidity is up.
Comment by Randall Smith on January 10, 2014 at 7:30am

Those you mention, plus temperature (hot, cold, in between), wind (speed and dir.), fog (invisible). Even though it might shake in an earthquake, I don't think that's weather related. How 'bout if a robin sits on it, it's Spring?! And it's shadow could determine solstice dates. I'm making those up. 

Comment by Daniel W on January 9, 2014 at 8:36am
lets see... rain snow sleet hail sun earthquake tornado. Maybe clouds?
Comment by Randall Smith on January 9, 2014 at 8:31am

If I remember correctly, my rock can detect 15 weather related phenomena (nons?). Who needs TV weathermen? They're usually wrong, anyway. I'll consider a video camera.

Comment by Daniel W on January 8, 2014 at 7:35pm

I agree. A video camera on Randall's weather station would be awesome! Somewhere in the dark recesses of my memory, someone made a weather station by hanging a shirt on a clothesline. If the shirt was wet, it was raining, if it was moving around, it was windy, etc.

Thanks for the orchid info Spud. I didn't know that. I always feel like I can't throw away an orchid after I buy it, and so I have about a dozen, with no room to spare. In 2013 I summered them outside in a sheltered spot, and they surprised me by doing very well. I don't have enough window space. Should I build a greenhouse or sunroom?

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 8, 2014 at 4:34pm

Randall, now all you need is a video camera pointed at your weather rock & wind vane, and you won't have to look-out the window to check on the weather.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 8, 2014 at 4:32pm

I see that Home Depot has a buy 2 Orchids for the price of one for Garden Club Members.  I'm not interested, but just thought I'd mention it in case someone here is.

 

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