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: 170
Latest Activity: 15 minutes 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


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 yesterday. 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 Daniel W on June 22, 2013 at 11:39pm

Joan, yes, those fruit were from today.  Still a lot of raspberries and some strawberries in the yard.  Then is a lull, then we should get plums and figs. 

Deer ate leaves and branches from the young apricot trees and pear trees.  They should still do OK as long as that's all the deer eat.  Today I sprayed with some very stinky spray - "Liquid Fence".  We'll see!  Fencing works well, so far, but I don't have the energy to cage those trees.

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 22, 2013 at 11:07pm
This just in from DripWorks. a nice article on garlic growing instructions.
Comment by Joan Denoo on June 22, 2013 at 10:25pm
Sentient, are these photos of your harvest? My gosh, you are ahead of us. Have you had cold and wet weather as we have? Don't even want to go out.
I have been thinking of ways to keep critters out of your orchard in ways that do not cost money and too much effort. Sorry, nothing comes to mind that we haven't already discussed. I just love your gardening with an older body site. Just so chuck full of information. I have only tapped into the resources. Makes for great wet, cold summer days.
Comment by Daniel W on June 22, 2013 at 6:23pm

Joan, thanks for the info!  Doing some planting today, so will keep that advice in mind.  Deer browsed through this week, eating apricot leaves and pear leaves.  They tasted the top of a Jerusalem artichoke, and apparently didn't like it.

This is today.  The best crop I've had from this tart cherry tree.

And some other fruits, sweet cherries, strawberries, raspberries, and those tart cherries.  Someone's going to have a cherry pie tomorrow.

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 22, 2013 at 2:57pm

Dallas, so THAT is what is popping up all over the garden. It is raining today, and cold, but that will be my next chore ... wear long sleeves and gloves, eradicate the demons with gusto. If they go to seed, everyone will be in trouble because of their speedily spreading habit. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 22, 2013 at 2:55pm

Randall, thanks for the information. I have no problem with rabbits or dear, but my daughter and cousin do. I pall along your information. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 22, 2013 at 2:48pm
Sentient, I just read your suggested site, "Farmers Almanac" and found this suggested from a reader.
" Interplant the prickly vine veggies (vine squash, pumpkin, vine zucchini etc.) throughout your garden. The rabbits dislike the prickers on the vines and in general will not pass through them to get to your beloved veggies in the center. This interplanting is very successful in the northeast where the research and experimentation was implemented and the entire garden interior was left alone while the veggies along the edges of the garden were nibbled."
~ Teddy, Farmers Almanac
Comment by Idaho Spud on June 22, 2013 at 5:21am

What a scary plant!  Glad to read I shouldn't encounter it here.

Comment by Daniel W on June 21, 2013 at 9:43pm

Dallas, wow what a beautiful plant!  And so many times in life, beauty and deadly are co-conspirators.

Comment by A Former Member on June 20, 2013 at 6:32pm

An innocent looking plant that poses a serious danger

Giant hogweed is a plant that looks like a supersized version of Queen Anne’s lace and a touch can cause blisters, burns and blindness. Authorities are warning people about the plant which is native to central Asia, and has spread quickly in the U.S. North East, Midwest, and Pacific Northwest. The plant’s dangerous sap is clear and watery and contains toxins, which cause phytophotodermatitis, a skin hypersensitivity to ultraviolet rays. As its name implies, giant hogweed grows up to 20 feet high. It attracts kids who play with its giant hollow stalks as blowguns or telescopes, which leads to potential eye blinding exposure.

If you do come into contact with the plant that is recognizably by it’s height and clusters of white flowers, it is advised that you wash the area thoroughly and cover it from sunlight. Officials ask that those who have located giant hogweed steer clear of it and alert their local authorities so that it can be professionally removed.


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