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 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

Discussion Forum

"All I want for christmas is....."

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Larry on Friday. 8 Replies

Gardening in central Texas "pan" soil

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Barbara Livingston on Thursday. 3 Replies

An Old Lady's Hugelkultur Bed

Started by Barbara Livingston. Last reply by Randall Smith Dec 10. 3 Replies

Permaculture Concept. Bill Mollison

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Dec 6. 2 Replies

My south garden 1993 & 2013

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Barbara Livingston Dec 1. 1 Reply

Permaculture, Ben Falk

Started by Joan Denoo Nov 30. 0 Replies

Permaculture, Bill Mollison

Started by Joan Denoo Nov 16. 0 Replies

Plant Labels

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Joan Denoo Nov 8. 21 Replies

Design with Nature

Started by Joan Denoo Nov 6. 0 Replies

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Comment by Idaho Spud on June 29, 2013 at 7:04pm

I also like the variety in the kernel colors Annie.  Beautiful. 

Comment by Annie Thomas on June 29, 2013 at 6:27pm

A rather measly harvest, but I am thrilled nonetheless.  Here is the glass gem corn I grew! It's a popcorn, but I think I will save it for seed and decoration.  I love the variety in the kernel colors.

Comment by Annie Thomas on June 29, 2013 at 6:24pm

Randall- that's amazing.  I just bought raspberries at the store (my husband's favorite) and felt I got such a great deal because they were 'only' $2.50 for 6 ounces.  Enjoy! 

Comment by Idaho Spud on June 29, 2013 at 6:16pm

7 GALLONS!  What a great harvest!  

Comment by Daniel W on June 29, 2013 at 1:40pm

Randall - 7 GALLON!  Amazing!

Over the past month we've had, maybe, 1 gallon of strawberries.  It's a somewhat new patch, and deer ate the 1st growth of leaves, so I'm happy with that.  The plants were moved from past years' plants in barrels and borders, so not entirely new.

Mulberries - I stand by the tree and eat a handful a couple times a  week.  Young tree so not expecting much. 

Still getting some snow peas.  A couple of bowls a week.  Plenty.  Crispy and sweet - eating a snacks.  These are bigger than most - variety is "Oregon Giant".

Joan - I don't know about sueing those who spray neonicotinoids.  Those are big chem company products.  It's like David sueing Goliath, but without the sling shot and god helping out.

Ladybugs are usually great for aphids.   Organic-spray-wise, there's the soap spray in this link.   I use neem oil - available at big box stores - but the soap spray would be cheaper.    The detergent/oil/vinegar spray in this link might work.

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 29, 2013 at 9:30am

Is it feasible for bee keepers to sue those who spray neonicotinoids?

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 29, 2013 at 9:29am

Sentient, so Tanglefoot around trunks keeps aphids from spreading into branches? That works? Dumb me, I didn't know that. Aphids cover my roses and I ordered one package of ladybugs. They have cleared huge numbers of branches and haven't even started on others. I wonder if there is an aphrodisiac for aphids? They are not reproducing fast enough. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 29, 2013 at 9:24am

Randall, You send very welcome news. Please tell us what is different this year from former years. Your 7 gallons of black raspberries fill me with images of cobblers, pies, scones and all manner of delightful bowls of berries topped with yogurt. And a gallon from your red raspberry patch, as well! Mine reveal a promise of good fruit, and they have a very long way to go to  showing any color.


Comment by Randall Smith on June 29, 2013 at 7:00am

My good news is that there appears to be a good many honey and bumble bees in my yard. I'm hoping I may have a good melon and squash crop this year--a rarity.

As an aside, I've already picked 7 gallons (yes, gallons!) of black raspberries (from the wild). Plus a gallon of red (from my own patch). What a difference a year makes.

Comment by Idaho Spud on June 27, 2013 at 3:12pm

50000 bumblebees dead is sad.


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