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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!

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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

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

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

Permaculture Concept. Bill Mollison

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Dec 6, 2014. 2 Replies

My south garden 1993 & 2013

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Barbara Livingston Dec 1, 2014. 1 Reply

Permaculture, Ben Falk

Started by Joan Denoo Nov 30, 2014. 0 Replies

Permaculture, Bill Mollison

Started by Joan Denoo Nov 16, 2014. 0 Replies

Plant Labels

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Joan Denoo Nov 8, 2014. 21 Replies

Sentient Biped's Garden Blog. Happy to add a different feed if there are suggestions.

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Comment by Randall Smith on August 7, 2013 at 6:53am
Are "hornworm" caterpillars found in Idaho or Washington? I'm sure "cabbage" ones are. They are the bane of my garden existance.
Comment by Daniel W on August 5, 2013 at 10:05pm

Spud,

I imagine they will collect as long as there is nectar and pollen for them.  I did read that when  a bee collects from a flower, they leave a pheromone trail marking the spot as "used".   That way other bees don't waste their time on a flower that is already collected.  Maybe they are noting the presence of prior bees and moving on to fresh forage.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 5, 2013 at 6:09am

Sentient, I notice the bees in my watermelon patch will visit several flowers and leave quickly before finding one to settle on.  Do you know if this is a sign that there are enough bees to deplete the nectar in most flowers, or something else?

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 4, 2013 at 10:08pm
Wonderful photos of the Fair! The goats would be a nice addition to your acreage and help keep weeds down. Nice companions for your chickens.
Comment by Daniel W on August 4, 2013 at 9:42pm

Joan that's beautiful.   I love watching the bees work the flowers.

Here's a link to photos from my visit to the Clark County Fair today in Washington State.  I liked the animals, especially the goats.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 4, 2013 at 6:33pm

This lovely bee and flower came from John Caddy today: 

www.morning-earth.org

Comment by Daniel W on August 3, 2013 at 9:35pm

Spud, awesome ID on the caterpillar! 

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 3, 2013 at 5:07pm

After further investigation, I'm sure it's a Western Tiger Swallowtail caterpillar, Idaho variety.  http://www.raisingbutterflies.org/larva-to-pupa/larva-changes-color...  

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 3, 2013 at 4:36pm

After searching another hour, it appears to be a Canadian Tiger Swallowtail caterpillar.  They are green, but turn brown just before pupating.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 3, 2013 at 3:46pm

Can anyone tell me what kind of caterpillar this is?  I've looked through 25 pages of google images so far and haven't found it.

It's 2 inches long and came crawling out of the raspberries today.  There are also blackberries in there, as well as strawberries, grapes, and a couple of herbs.

 

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