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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: 170
Latest Activity: 42 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

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

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

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Larry 47 minutes ago. 8 Replies

Gardening in central Texas "pan" soil

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Barbara Livingston 19 hours ago. 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

Sepp Holzer´s Permaculture

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Barbara Livingston Nov 6. 1 Reply

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Comment by Joan Denoo on June 1, 2013 at 2:18pm

Sentient, are you able to take that cute little bunny rabbit, knock it in the head, slit its throat and drain the blood and save it to make blood meal, pull the skin off and set it aside to treat with salt for making mittens, cut up that nude little body into pieces, dip it in buttermilk, eggs and flour, salt and pepper, and drop each piece into the cast iron skillet and watch as the muscles contact and appear to be alive? 

Bon appetite!

Comment by Daniel W on June 1, 2013 at 9:39am

Patricia, you inspired me to plant some more melon seeds.  We'll see how they do!

Comment by Daniel W on June 1, 2013 at 9:39am

Joan, the borage seeds will be planted today.

Randall, I hear rabbits make good stew.  A trap, some nice brassicas in the trap......  some carrots, turnips, and fresh garden herbs.....

Comment by Daniel W on June 1, 2013 at 9:37am

Joan, the free range chicken eggs are so much more "eggy".  The yolks stand up around the whites in the skillet, and the whites are not runny.  The yolks have a orange color, instead of pale yellow.  With those differences, there must be nutritional differences too.

Part of my recovery is to eat more protein.  Milk products cause me more problems.  I can only eat so much soy.  So it's more eggs.

We are working on some thoughts of how to use the hens to clear more areas of lawn for wild flowers.  Too much work for me.  The hens destroy a section of grass quickly, rendering the soil soft and fertile.  And the grass and weeds turn into fertilizer and eggs.

 

Comment by Randall Smith on June 1, 2013 at 7:14am

To Joan: I followed up on your "googling". I think the one gal had voles. Nobody mentioned that vermin. I've got 'em. But I'm betting on rabbits for my problem. Fences are working. I've never heard of borage--but then again, I've never heard of a lot of things! Thanks.

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 30, 2013 at 11:08pm

The dietitian recommended free range chickens and showed reports that reveal the difference between free range and caged chickens i yoke content. It was amazing. I have been buying free range for several years, but I would like to see the source of my eggs. Will contact people tomorrow for more information. We have a wonderful organic shop and I know they will lead me to information.

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 30, 2013 at 10:24pm

Sentient, Borage is a wonderful plant. The bees and hummingbirds visit, huge bumble bees love it. it has a delightful blue flower. When it goes to seed in the fall, just pull the plant,  give it a good shake where you want next year's growth, compost the plant and let nature take over. It grows about two feet wide and high, on somewhat flimsy stems. They flop over in a rain storm. 

It is a perfect plant for a natural setting. If the plants get messy looking, just yank them out, compost them, and save at least one growing for seed stock. 

Comment by Daniel W on May 30, 2013 at 9:22pm

Joan, I have some borage seeds, just need to find a place to plant it.  I think it grows pretty large.

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 30, 2013 at 11:54am

I Googled "hot pepper to stop vermin eating brassicas"

Organic Gardening- Natural Pest Prevention and Control

here is one plant to use as companion plant, and there many others offered. 

  • Borage is a great companion for tomatoes and cabbage as it repels both tomato horn worm and cabbage moths. It also helps strawberries and is beneficial to practically everything in the garden. I plant throughout.
Comment by Joan Denoo on May 30, 2013 at 11:48am

Here is a link I found by Googling, "Brassicas, something eating leaves."

IDigMyGarden Forums > Squashing Pests & Problems > Brassi...

It mentions rabbits, slugs, mice, aphids, gophers, rats. 

The remedies offered: cats, pet snakes, cam corder, motion detector sprinkler, and others. 

 

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