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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: 7 hours ago

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

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

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Comment by Daniel W on February 9, 2014 at 10:10am

As far as I'm concerned, anyone who digs into the ground with a rusty shovel, to plant a tomato or an apple tree, is a "real gardener". Some of us are more obsessed than others. Some are more relaxed.

Comment by Randall Smith on February 9, 2014 at 8:27am

Joan, I don't know about me being a "real gardener". I'm really not. Till, sow, weed, and harvest--that's the bottom line. I don't even prune my fruit trees (looks awful and it's too much work!). Now my son-in-law, that's different. He IS a "real gardener"--a farmer gardener. Have you checked out www.silverthorn-farm.com ?  I'm going now to Eugene urban farm as you mentioned. 

Comment by Daniel W on February 8, 2014 at 6:05pm
Joan keep warm and safe!
Comment by Daniel W on February 8, 2014 at 6:05pm
Joan Cary is right! I am going through gardening withdrawal!

Today we cant get the car out of the garage. Its ok, so many go through so much worse challenge. Feb is the beginning of the end of winter. I hope!
Comment by Joan Denoo on February 7, 2014 at 9:32pm

Randall, what a beautiful tree and so prolific! It must be a real pleasure to stroll in your garden. You are a real gardener, facing many challenges to get a crop from beloved trees and never knowing if the weather and pests and diseases and birds and squirrels will leave any fruit for your enjoyment. 

Daniel, I have been watching your storm as it moves across our area. Cary tells me another is over your home now and headed our way. Yes, this is a long, long winter. No snow until now, and now very cold temps with snow on top of ice. Very treacherous walking and driving. 

Watching as weather intrudes on places that are not prepared for winter conditions. I can't even imagine going out in such conditions. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 7, 2014 at 9:21pm

I ran across this site while looking for something else. 

EugeneBackyardFarmer

@EugeneUrbanFarm

An urban farming supply store that is passionate about bringing simplicity, sustainability and self-reliance to community back yards.

and 

Comment by Randall Smith on February 7, 2014 at 7:44am

I get that leaf curl disease, too. Plus I lose whole limbs on my pear trees--they just up and die. And I suspect apple tree limbs have died from woodpeckers drilling holes encircling around. With the sub-zero temperatures we've had, I'm fairly positive I won't have peaches, nectarines, or almonds (in the peach family of species). That's the usual "rule of thumb". Apples and pears will be okay. By the way, I absolutely love nectarines--no fuzz!

Comment by Daniel W on February 6, 2014 at 6:55pm

View from my front door today. How do the rest of you manage? And how did I manage living in Chicago, and colder parts of Illinois, and Indiana? I am not so tough as I was.

What gods do I have to pray to, to bring Spring?

Those poor folks in California. Big drought. And those poor folks back East. Snow cold snow cold. Brrrrr.

Another orchid is about to bloom. Will post when the flowers open.

Comment by Daniel W on February 6, 2014 at 8:57am
Cold snap this week into high teens or low 20s. Could so use a lasting spring now! But cant complain. So many have much much greater challenges.
Comment by Daniel W on February 6, 2014 at 8:55am
"sold" not "spld". damn clumsy fingers.
 

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