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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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 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 Plinius on October 29, 2012 at 1:13am

Whoa Joan! I've only seen half the fractal video, but when I stopped my surroundings started to move about and zoom in and out. Bautiful video, though!

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 28, 2012 at 8:54pm

Spud, you are a master at gardening. Great specimens. Happy eating. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 28, 2012 at 8:51pm

Are you tired of fractals? If so, don't go here, but if you enjoy seeing fractals, this takes you on a journey through time and space into infinity. It begins with one simple pattern, evolves, changes, transforms into many different shapes and sizes and colors and reforms until you reach ... 


Comment by Idaho Spud on October 28, 2012 at 5:30pm

Amer, can you tell me the variety of this cactus?  It's OK down to 25 degrees F so far, but the top 2/3 of the Aloe Vera leaves are looking looking a little mushy.

My Jade Hybrid Cauliflower is looking good:

My Romanesco Broccoli leaves are gigantic, but I still don't see any curds.  I've noticed that below about 26 degrees F, the leaves wilt and turn a dark green, but when they warm-up they perk-up and the color is normal again.

Comment by amer chohan on October 28, 2012 at 12:00pm

I have over 400 varieties of cacti. A cacti collector can understand that. Its an adiction.

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 25, 2012 at 12:56pm

Sorry Amer, I'm not a cactus collector, but you did remind me of an experiment I tried a couple of years ago.  I bought a cactus pad that was meant for eating from the grocery store and saved the seeds.  I put some in the refrigerator and some in the freezer for a few months because I heard some need cold temperature before they will sprout.

I then planted them in a pot with cactus potting soil and put them by my east window.  Three of them sprouted in about 3 to 9 months.  They didn't do very well in the window, so I finally put them outside this spring and they did much better.  After a month, I planted them in the garden with lots of sand & potting soil in a large hole that I also planted my Aloe Vera in.  The Aloe Vera did very well in the east window and even flowered, but I wanted that space for something else, so it got the boot to the garden.

I've heard the Aloe Vera will die somewhere between 10 and 40 degrees F, so I plan on taking a baby one that popped-up and put it back in the east window and put a little greenhouse over the one outside.  Because the store didn't say, I don't know what variety the cactus is so don't know if it will survive, but I plan on putting the greenhouse over it also, and probably should take one one them inside as well.

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 25, 2012 at 10:31am

Sentient, I'm jealous.  Too bad we don't have shows like that around here.  I would like to taste Pawpaws.  Wouldn't refuse to try everything else either, except for the apples.  Don't care for the taste of apples unless they are Crab.   To some extent, I also like apples before they are fully ripe.

Comment by Sentient Biped on October 24, 2012 at 9:24pm

Saturday at the Home Orchard hobbiest show.  Lots of apple and pear varieties to taste - hundreds of varieties.  Also Pawpaws (so yummy), Medlars (didn't get to taste them) and hardy Kiwis (also so yummy).  They also had some great presentations.  I may yet start a beehive after listening to the pollinator discussion.  Bought two "honeyberry" plants.  These are a fruit bearing honeysuckle popular in Japan.  It will be a few years before I get to taste them.

Comment by Sentient Biped on October 24, 2012 at 5:43pm

Amer, Cactus and Succulents are a lot of fun!  I have a few, Epiphyllum, Schlumbergera, and used to grow some Opuntias but have lost them.  Then various Euphorbia varieties which are in my window at work, which is hot and sunny.  Too wet here for most cacti!  

My Schlumbergera are blooming now.  Very nice!  

What are you growing?

Comment by amer chohan on October 24, 2012 at 2:11pm

I am a cactus collector. Is any one there?


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