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: 167
Latest Activity: 2 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 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.

Discussion Forum

What the heck is hugelkultur? How does it save water?

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Sentient Biped yesterday. 6 Replies

Permaculture Transformation In 90 Days

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Wednesday. 2 Replies

Backyard Organic Garden

Started by Joan Denoo Aug 26. 0 Replies

Sugar Baby

Started by Don. Last reply by Don Aug 24. 11 Replies

Evans Bali cherry

Started by Don. Last reply by Don Aug 24. 4 Replies


Started by Čenek Sekavec. Last reply by Idaho Spud Aug 23. 4 Replies

Some pictures from my garden

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 26. 7 Replies

The Next Green Revolution May Rely on Microbes

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Sentient Biped Jun 30. 2 Replies

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Comment by Sentient Biped on April 29, 2013 at 11:03pm

Joan, I have about 20 robust little trees on my deck now, that 3 months ago were dry-looking sticks, prunings with no leaves or roots.  Now they are vigorous young trees, with big green leaves and healthy roots.  If they can make that kind of progress, maybe I can too.  They give me some hope, anyway.

Im glad I have the garden and yard to lose myself in after work and on days off.  It's the most healing place I can be.

I'm taking an oral chemo that has much much less side effect than the old ones.  No radiation.  Glad I have insurance to pay for it - so I better keep my employer happy, so I can keep the insurance!

Hoping you are well as well.  A nap sounds great!

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 29, 2013 at 12:58pm

Daniel, I know you have the wisdom and experience to know your own limits. I am concerned about you going back on a full-time schedule. I understand what you say about loss of energy. I have the privelege of napping and I hope you can do that, even as you are on the job. 

May I ask, and you are free to decline to answer, are you having chemo or radiation? 

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 29, 2013 at 12:49pm
Amer, I was puzzled by the man's demeanor, but never saw him as angry, just aggressive. When he ran back toward me he was all smiles and chatter.
In retrospect, I think he knew he couldn't explain so that I would understand so he did what every good problem solver does, he thought and took action. It was a wonderful experience and I have the fruits of his labor.
Comment by Plinius on April 29, 2013 at 1:35am

That is very quick to go back to work, Sentient! Have a good time but take care!

Comment by Dominic Florio on April 28, 2013 at 10:38pm

I'm not an expert on bees, but I do know a thing or two about queens.

Comment by Sentient Biped on April 28, 2013 at 9:44pm

Amer, thanks for asking.  Tomorrow I return to my former full work schedule.  So I guess I'm OK.  Still have frequent  times when I feel like all of my energy has drained out.  But getting better.

Joan, I love that story of your Hollyhocks from Turkey.  It's a wonderful memory. 

Dominic, you may be right about the queen.  I'm still on a steep learning curve with the honeybees.

Comment by amer chohan on April 28, 2013 at 1:48pm

Joan, you were picking the unripened seeds, perhaps that was what angered the man.

Sentient how are you. Hope you are recovering well. Good times after horrible ones are the most memorable in our lives. Wish a very happy spring to you and your bees.

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 27, 2013 at 3:01pm

Joan, I like your Hollyhock story.

Comment by Dominic Florio on April 26, 2013 at 8:16pm

Sentient, I only have a basic knowledge of bees.  I did hear though, one of those people who have bees swarm all over them, say that what they do is to hold the queen in a small wire cage.  The hive will gather all over the person to surround the queen.

Comment by A Former Member on April 26, 2013 at 7:28pm

You know, regarding recent comments, I just have to say that I feel really sorry for people who have no appreciation for growing things (with "growing" being an adjective, not a verb). Those who don't appreciate the shape of a leaf, the texture of bark, the unfolding of a flower, the rustling of leaves.

And for those who don't eat or enjoy fresh produce. Who get every meal from a box or a can or a drive thru. 

These people just don't know what they're missing. 


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