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!

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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.
What's your gardening style?
Frugal gardening.
Backyard Chickens here. here. here. here.
Growing Fruits
Wild Parsnip - It can burn skin.
Why buy locally-grown plants?
Cheap gardening.
Buy locally grown plants to prevent blight transmission here.
Grow lots of fruits in a small space, by backyard orchard culture.

Sentient Biped's Garden Blog. Happy to add a different feed if there are suggestions.

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Comment by Joan Denoo on November 1, 2012 at 10:35pm
Comment by Joan Denoo on November 1, 2012 at 10:34pm

Genetic discoveries at Illinois continue to improve sweet corn

I was looking up photos "of or pertaining to a heterozygote" because of curisity of a photo Ruth sent some weeks ago. I finally got around to looking this up and ran across this research project in Illinois and the term "heterozygote" is used. This is way more complicated than I can understand, but what I think this photo shoes is split of "alleles" causing two different genetic strains to emerge. Ruth and Steph will probably be able to explain this. 

The photo Ruth sent was:


Comment by Joan Denoo on November 1, 2012 at 4:57pm
Comment by Sentient Biped on November 1, 2012 at 12:40pm

from here

Comment by Sentient Biped on November 1, 2012 at 11:06am

Loss of biodiversity in garden crops.

My plan for next year is much more open-pollinated, much less hybrid. Actively doing research for the best candidates that I can save seed from and see if I can adapt better to my local environment.

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 30, 2012 at 9:52am

Amer, thanks for the information about replanting.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 30, 2012 at 2:08am

Annie, sounds like you have a good composting plan going. And by putting dry leaves on top of kitchen scraps will keep the flies down. We had a terrible infestation of black flies this year and the County Extension Agent had good material for me to read and understand how to manage my compost pile to prevent them was a great help. 

Comment by amer chohan on October 29, 2012 at 12:26pm

Idaho it is one of the opuntia. Which one, it is not clear from the image. They are very easy to replant. Just cut a pad. let it dry for 10 days and plant it. It will take roots readily.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 29, 2012 at 11:28am

Now, feed in an economic formula and let it run. Depending on the formula, you get all the money in one pot, or in another pot, or in all the pots. Unintended consequences for well intended policy makes the difference between a vibrant economy or a class society. 

Just sit back and think a minute. If USA put huge chunks of $ into warring, a non-productive enterprise, the economy eats itself up. However, if USA puts a huge chunk of $ into alternative energy research , production and supply, these are productive enterprises and the economy flourishes. Fractal geometry can demonstrate that. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 29, 2012 at 11:14am

Chris, you too? I wonder if that clears or fogs the mind? In any event, feed a formula into the computer, even a very simple formula, and let in run and this is what you get. In the iteration process, amazing things happen, as this demonstration reveals. 


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