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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: 172
Latest Activity: 47 minutes ago

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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 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


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.


Tomatoes.  Myths and truths

Trees.  Tree tunnels.  Ancient tree planting. Plant commemorative trees

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Comment by Idaho Spud on January 30, 2014 at 7:18pm

I just may try some container gardening this year.  Yesterday I was looking for some things in a discount store and saw some very large containers (3-4 foot diameter), for $17 to $25.  On Monday (payday), I think I'll go back and buy one or two.

Comment by Daniel W on January 26, 2014 at 2:36pm

I like the container because it seems so much easier.   Also a lot can grow in a small space.

I've also grown potatoes in the ground.   I always miss some digging them up. 

Either way, they have more flavor and a nicer texture, and there are so many specialty types to grow.  This year I want to grow them that way again.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 26, 2014 at 1:16pm

I've not tried container potatoes, did try putting them on top of the soil and covering them with straw, then adding straw as they grew up.  Pulling back the straw to harvest a few at a time was easy.  I only tried it one year and got fair results if I remember right.

Comment by Daniel W on January 26, 2014 at 12:56pm

Growing potatoes in containers. I've done this several years. Mostly I've used potting soil. This video is from Osmocote, so no surprise they recommend that. I always grow mine organically.



Comment by Daniel W on January 25, 2014 at 12:23pm
Joan what an interesting and pretty flower!
Comment by Joan Denoo on January 25, 2014 at 11:16am

I ran across this plant that looks interesting for the zone 6-10 gardens. With winters we have (UDSA Zone 5, such as this one with virtually no snow and very cold temps, it probably is not a plant for my garden. Unfortunately! ... And I will give it a try. 

Hardy Gloxinia Incarvillea delavayi

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season
Flowers are good for cutting
Suitable for growing in containers

Comment by Daniel W on January 21, 2014 at 11:30am

Interestng idea - 

Hudson Valley Seed Library 

"Ken Greene started the Seed Library in 2004 while working as a Librarian at the Gardiner Public Library in Gardiner, New York. Having developed a strong interest in preserving heirloom seed varieties, he decided to add them to the library catalog so that patrons could "check them out," grow them in their home gardens, and then "return" saved seed at the end of the season. The program was a small but successful endeavor--one of the first of its kind in the country. After four years of running the program at the library, Ken and his partner Doug decided to turn the library into a mission-driven, homestead-based small business--which it still is today."

I'm really encouraged by now many grass-roots endeavors there are out there now to preserve and proliferate heritage, noncorporate seeds and pay them forward for new generations.  The seed library idea sounds awesome.

Comment by Plinius on January 21, 2014 at 7:48am

You give me energy, just by thinking of me! Thank you!

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 20, 2014 at 2:35am

Chris, your challenges are formidable just now. Your garden will wait until you have the energy and time to play again. You taking good care of yourself? 

Late winter color 

Comment by Plinius on January 20, 2014 at 1:44am

I'm afraid I'll have so much work for the next months that I can't even begin in my garden.


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