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: 168
Latest Activity: 8 hours 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 no particular order:
Moon Phase Widget here. Moon phase topic here.
What's your gardening style?
Frugal gardening.
Backyard Chickens here. here. here. here.
Growing Fruits
Wild Parsnip - It can burn skin.
Why buy locally-grown plants?
Cheap gardening.
Buy locally grown plants to prevent blight transmission here.
Grow lots of fruits in a small space, by backyard orchard culture.

Discussion Forum

Backyard Organic Garden

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Sentient Biped Sep 7. 4 Replies

Permaculture Transformation In 90 Days

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Aug 27. 2 Replies

Sugar Baby

Started by Don. Last reply by Don Aug 24. 11 Replies

Evans Bali cherry

Started by Don. Last reply by Don Aug 24. 4 Replies


Started by Čenek Sekavec. Last reply by Idaho Spud Aug 23. 4 Replies

Some pictures from my garden

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 26. 7 Replies

The Next Green Revolution May Rely on Microbes

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Sentient Biped Jun 30. 2 Replies

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Comment by A Former Member on April 3, 2013 at 7:37pm

Amer, I'm behind on reading and commenting. I'll try to catch up later. Nice echninocereus.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 3, 2013 at 2:00pm
Oh! my dear Amer! you provided us with sound information based on expert advice! Expert knowledge and personal experience provides needed information. Whenever I have problems with plants often I did not give them what they needed.
Your photos provide so many different examples of lovely cacti; they give me a nice boost to start my day!
Comment by amer chohan on April 3, 2013 at 12:37pm

My echinocereus getting ready to bloom

Comment by amer chohan on April 3, 2013 at 6:52am

Joan & Dallas, I am sorry, my last post were too instructive, looks like an expert opinion. But there is a story behind this. Being in knowledge of that perhaps you will forgive some of my authoritativeness. 

In the beginning of my collection, I bought from nurseries and professional collectors. I tried to be smart by noticing what kind of pots and growing medium they used. Also took some help from internet readings. I lost a lot of plants in the process. I bought only frustration from all the effort, time and money I spent. This went on for some time.

I only tasted success when I understood that there was gradual move of years towards use of those mediums. I introduced my cacti to poor and well drained soils and to my amazement when plants had healthy roots, they produced the results I wanted even in the poor mediums. I had to compromise very little in terms of growth rate.

I didn't want this happening to a friend, thats why perhaps I became too instructive unconsciously. Thanks for reminding.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 2, 2013 at 11:23am

Sentient, you comments sound spritely. Hope you feel stronger soon, even if your pace is slow. Frankly, I kind of like slow. I see more. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 2, 2013 at 11:21am

Amer, I enjoy your comments very much, and like the way information can pass so freely between all of us. We indeed are lucky to have such technology! 

Comment by amer chohan on April 2, 2013 at 10:57am

Joan, one of the lessons learnt from life by me is "being sincere to other people's matters always benifits you in person too". I myself was suspicious about Dallas Christmas cactus but not confirmed that it were the roots causing the unhealth. I copied its pictures and shown it to some professional friends on facebook. In the process I got some knowledge I would have never achieved through out my life.

Sentinet, you some have gardening talent and skills too. Using plastic pots successfully in cacti case is a clear indicator of that. I have noticed it in a previous picture of perhaps your office window too. A thing with which I still feel uneasy.

Cacti are also grown in very rich mediums, in all sort of pots and with very heavy watering too. It all depends on how much your skills can handle.

Comment by Sentient Biped on April 2, 2013 at 8:51am
thanks everyone. right nowvi have to take it very slowl
ly - baby steps - and small ones at that. so no projects, and let the weeds grow. but its nice to look and smell. the cherry blossoms are almond scented - nice. the mason bees and other pollinating insects are out buzzing around. the dog likes to watch them. by may i hope im mostly back into commisssion. then maybe make some more raised beds. no more big tree digging though!
Comment by Idaho Spud on April 2, 2013 at 7:42am

Sentient, I forgot to say I love your fig cuttings.  I'm also acclimatizing the blackberry I purchased a few day ago because the place I bought it from had it in shade.  

I prefer to buy from places that have things in the sun, but this plant looked so healthy, and the one I bought in the same place last year is growing like gangbusters.

Comment by Plinius on April 2, 2013 at 7:33am

Thanks, Joan and Spud! And good to see Sentient back in his garden - and what garden!


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