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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: 1 hour 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

Discussion Forum

Yacouba Sawadogo, 'the man who stopped the desert'

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo 1 hour ago. 2 Replies

Stressed Bees

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Patricia Feb 12. 2 Replies

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

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Comment by Daniel W on October 22, 2013 at 1:09am
Please send Daniela over to do the same for my garden! :) Perfect!

Well, not sure if it will help with voles and moles. But it looks great!
Comment by Joan Denoo on October 22, 2013 at 12:55am

Here is a well protected garden! 

Daniela's newly fenced veggie garden in Ohio

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 20, 2013 at 10:15am

Thanks for your insights on melons Randall, and, your good wishes. : )

I didn't notice any of mine tasting sour, so maybe they weren't overripe.

Anyway, I look forward to learning more in years to come, and hope I can acquire a little land, so I can grow more varieties every year.

Comment by Randall Smith on October 20, 2013 at 8:03am

Spud: Like most fruits, watermelons do taste different according to "ripeness". Your first one probably wasn't ready. Overripe ones begin to taste sour. My father still rates cantelopes on a 1 to 10 scale. May you continue to get 10s!

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 19, 2013 at 3:41pm

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 19, 2013 at 10:18am

I've been enjoying eating my watermelon, and they taste much better than they did at first.

I don't know why that is.  High expectations?  Doesn't seem likely.  Flavor improved while in the refrigerator?  People say that they don't ripen anymore once they're picked, but maybe the flavor can improve if they're already ripe (or overripe).  Any thoughts?

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 13, 2013 at 7:55am

No worries about voles and rabbits here, but I'd rather live in the country with the country problems than the city with city problems.

The country has less government regulations, more peace & quiet, and less costly land.  

Even just a half acre garden would be wonderful compared to the pitiful 10 by 30 foot garden I have here. 

Comment by Randall Smith on October 13, 2013 at 7:18am

Following up on the sweet potato subject, let me say a few things. First, they seem to take forever to get going. And rabbits love the leaves (need covering every night and watched closely at daytime). Eventually, vines go everywhere with pretty blossoms. Voles love the tubers (I use D-con to poison them--the voles, that is.). It takes a lot of digging to harvest the potatoes--roots go out a ways from the main mound. I've kept sweet potatoes in my basement for up to two years. If they start to sprout, I "start" the new shoots for Spring planting. Doesn't always work, but it's fun to try. Bottom line, they're delicious in a variety of recipes. Oh yes, and they can grow to the size of a football!

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 11, 2013 at 12:01pm

Randall, I just read about sweet potatoes on Wikipedia, and discovered they are rated tops in nutrition above all other vegetables.  Because of that, and because I like the flower, I many try growing some next year.  I'm also going to try DE in my strawberries.

Sentient, happy China trails to you.  Dumplings & noodles does sound delicious.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 11, 2013 at 10:28am

Sentient, happy travels. I envy you going to China, the dumplings and noodles sound delicious. Does your partner's family speak English? 

 

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