Godless in the garden


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: 170
Latest Activity: on Friday

Welcome to Eden!

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


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.


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 Daniel W on January 6, 2014 at 9:52pm

Randall I loved what you said about your garden living on in your kitchen and stomach. We are also still getting apples, onions, garlic, and have frozen strawberries and rhubarb. And some dried spearmint for tea. Looking forward to doing it better next year!

Randall, Spud, Joan, keep warm! Spring will come! It really will!

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 6, 2014 at 12:35pm

Thanks Chris : )

Comment by Plinius on January 6, 2014 at 11:52am

That sounds horrible, Spud! I'll send a packet of warm weather.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 6, 2014 at 10:39am

Joan, I like your comment as well.  Warm weather can't get here soon enough for me.

Randall, one chart says your wind chill is -44 F, but it's always felt much colder that the wind chill numbers.  It would probably feel like -88 to me.  Brutal indeed!

Comment by Randall Smith on January 6, 2014 at 8:39am

What I wonderful "comment", Joan! Internet friends are an inspiration to me. And on this cold (-15 F), blustery (25 mph), very white (12") Monday morning, I need all the inspiration and encouragement I can get!  WOW! It's brutal out there. I'm thankful (or grateful) for having electricity. 

Thanks for the words of optimism, Daniel, not to mention the Campbell quote.

Of course, wintertime is when I bring the garden indoors. By that I mean eating the "fruits" of my labor. I am enjoying  corn, green beans, asparagus, strawberries, etc., from the freezer, apples, pears, nuts, root veggies (sweet potatoes, onions, squash) from the basement, and beets, parsnips, carrots, white potatoes from the root cellar. Then there's the dill, fennel, dried chives, etc., to "spice up" my food. I even have my own home grown popcorn for snacks. So, while the real garden is buried in 5 foot snow drifts, it lives indoors and in my stomach. Life is good.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 5, 2014 at 2:18pm

Randall, thanks for the encouragement. Our cold snap remains and looking forward to the expected changes as days lengthen. 

Sentient, I like the internet as well. Lots of information, especially for short season plants. "Why you garden" fits for me; soil, water, sun, all refresh my spirit. Your photo showing dormancy, and the call of nature to stop, rest, and renew inspires me, even as I sit in my nice warm room with virtual friends coming through with very special ideas and thoughts. 

Beverly, you offer great ideas and inspiration. Love your participation.

Spud, I can almost feel your chomping at the bit to get back into your inspiring garden. Seeds on our minds mean planning and planting for a healthy future.  

Chris, a warm winter in the Netherlands, and with your garden to begin to enjoy very soon, we are partners in gardening all these many miles apart. 

I hope each of you, and the others on this string, has a very special day. 

Comment by Daniel W on January 5, 2014 at 12:23pm

For those in the MIdwest and East coast of the US - hang in there!  The cold snap is just that, a snap.  It will "snap" back!

We had 8 degrees for a week or two in December.  I didn't like it either!  I hope there is not a repeat, but no way to know what to expect!

Today we had a beautiful winter frost.

Comment by Daniel W on January 5, 2014 at 9:25am

2016 to be the "International year of Pulses".  Beans, peas, chickpeas, lentils....


I'm not sure it's something to celebrate. But I do like lentils, and hummus, and snowpeas, and green beans.

Comment by Daniel W on January 5, 2014 at 9:20am

Beverly, I love growing herbs!  Even when I don't eat them, I love smelling them.  I was thinking chives might also do well in the window garden, and garlic chives.  Nice flowers, too.  Actually all the ones you mentioned sound nice.

Comment by Plinius on January 4, 2014 at 11:44am

That's beautiful, Sentient, thanks!


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