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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: 169
Latest Activity: 17 hours 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

Stressed Bees

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Patricia Feb 12. 2 Replies

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

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Comment by Joan Denoo on August 26, 2013 at 8:00pm

Patricia, this wonderful structure is exactly what I would like! It looks relatively simple to construct and, if proper engineered, would last for a long time. You obviously put it to good use. 

Your place in British Columbia is just about the same elevation as Spokane, only farther north. Do you have heavy snows? 

Just read the Farmer's Almanac saying we are going to have a cold winter.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 26, 2013 at 9:15am

       : )

Comment by Daniel W on August 26, 2013 at 8:40am
A quacking aspen eould be awesome! In a rain storm you could duck under it for protection.
Comment by Idaho Spud on August 26, 2013 at 8:37am

That's Quaking aspen, not Quacking aspen.  Haha!

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 26, 2013 at 7:59am

Randall, a few days ago I read your blog about what you're doing with 120 acres.  Felt jealous.  Wow!  I would love to have 120 acres to decide what to do with.

I have a brother that always been kind to me and rejected the church we were raised in at an early age (although sadly, he still believes the bible).   He's in desperate need of a place to live and make a living from, so I would offer him a piece of it.   Don't think I would put conditions on him as to what he could do with it.

I would start growing fruit and nut trees, lots of vegetables & berries, trying several new things every year.

I would create a pond where I could raise catfish and trout to eat.  I'd probably raise several kinds of animals for eggs, milk, & meat.

With that much land, I would even start growing some flowers & trees that I enjoyed the beauty of, not just things to eat (smile:)  Quacking aspen comes to mind first.  Love the looks of that tree.  

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 26, 2013 at 7:35am

It's embarrassing to admit, but I was wondering what kind of structure you had Patricia.  A greenhouse didn't occur to me until Joan D mentioned it, but now it's obvious!  It's embarrassing because I've always wanted a greenhouse, but haven't yet built one.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 25, 2013 at 10:32pm

Daniel, I finished about two more feet of raspberry removal and have nice healthy new canes tied up for next year. Another couple of days and it will be finished. 

Yes, I will plant next spring and am looking at things I want to move. I can work a couple of hours and then am done. It feels really good to work up a bit of sweat. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 25, 2013 at 10:28pm
Patricia, your growing room looks so sturdy and up to the job. Did you design and build it? The abundant growth looks like a greenhouse paradise. Also like your solar fountain.
Comment by Daniel W on August 25, 2013 at 6:36pm

Very nice!
How do you know if the muskmelon is ready to pick?

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 25, 2013 at 6:18pm

Nice muskmelon & peppers.

 

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