Godless in the garden

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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: 166
Latest Activity: 57 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 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?
Squirrels.
bees.
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

Permaculture Transformation In 90 Days

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Randall Smith 57 minutes ago. 1 Reply

What the heck is hugelkultur? How does it save water?

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud 23 hours ago. 1 Reply

Backyard Organic Garden

Started by Joan Denoo yesterday. 0 Replies

Sugar Baby

Started by Don. Last reply by Don on Sunday. 11 Replies

Evans Bali cherry

Started by Don. Last reply by Don on Sunday. 4 Replies

Asparagus

Started by Čenek Sekavec. Last reply by Idaho Spud on Saturday. 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 Joan Denoo on March 23, 2013 at 7:17pm

Dominic, how beautiful the way you put the birds areas into the landscape! I bet there are a lot of natural insects that come in and provide fresh treats for your critters. 

What about snakes and reptiles? Do they visit you? and what kinds? 

How do you manage watering? Everything looks so fresh and flourishing. Even the pots. I live in a semi-arid area and have a hard time keeping clay pots watered unless I have them on drip hoses.  

Comment by Dominic Florio on March 23, 2013 at 6:47pm

Comment by Dominic Florio on March 23, 2013 at 6:42pm

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 23, 2013 at 6:39pm

Dominic, a lovely spread, full of so much color and form, lots of textures, and hardly a bird in sight. You must have them in well covered areas among shrubs and trees. I see very little of your wire areas for birds and other wildlife. How much ground do you have here?  What is the bright red blooming plant, next to a little bit of structure showing. I like the way you use red clay pots, perhaps hanging from a fence or a support. Very nice feature. Spanish moss adds to the tropical scene. What elevation are you at; will you be bothered by ocean rise? With all those trees and strong winds, have you had any structural losses to your buildings, or your aviaries?

Comment by Dominic Florio on March 23, 2013 at 6:18pm

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Comment by Dominic Florio on March 23, 2013 at 6:09pm

So we were discussing trees and mowing.  Part of the reason why I bought my property six years ago was because of the big trees.  It is hard to grow most things in the full sun in Fl.  These are pics from around the property, two days after mowing and no raking.  I never rake.  The mowed leaves quickly return to the soil.

Comment by A Former Member on March 23, 2013 at 10:56am

@ amer: Perhaps then I just need to cut some of the upper paddles off and let them reroot. 

Comment by Annie Thomas on March 23, 2013 at 9:56am

Sentient- I am just starting out.  We are converting an old greenhouse into a coop.  My friend just picked up four already-laying cuckoo marans for me.  She's being kind enough to house them with her flock until the coop is ready.  Next time I'll get chicks, but the timing wasn't right.

I'm not sure how long the charge lasts.  I can mow my front and back (about 40 minutes total) on one charge, but I haven't done that it a few years (I now do the back one day and the front on another).   The mower is now several years old and I was worried the battery would not hold a charge as long as it aged, but so far so good!

 

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