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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: 5 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 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 Idaho Spud on August 15, 2013 at 6:34am

Glad you're still with us Joan.  Hope depression doesn't keep you down.  I know depression personally, and he's a sneaky bugger.

Patricia, thanks for the reply.  I found and read Joan's post yesterday morning.

Sentient, sorry to derail the garden discussions.  A better place to start this thread would have been on "Hang with Friends", but I've not been able to keep-up with all the threads on there, so didn't feel like posting there.

Back to gardening.  I've finished modifying my soil and 3 'melons' are coming along nicely.  Two kinds of watermelon and one Cantaloupe.  Perhaps I'll take pictures today and post them.

Comment by Plinius on August 15, 2013 at 4:15am

Good to hear how well you do, Joan! And I hope these two chemo's don't influence your good mood!

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 15, 2013 at 2:33am

Spud, thanks for the inquiry, I am doing great, and today's four hour chemo is my next to last. The nest day I start the procedures for radiation. I had a week of deep depression that I couldn't shake even with all my tools of stress and anxiety management. Couldn't seem to master the dumps. For me, it was very unexpected, but the chemo doctor assures me it is quite normal. I wasn't feeling victimized, but rather just not used to feeling tired all the time. I was raised to work from wake up to bed time and had to make those adjustments. I am also anemic, so I am meeting with the nutritionist tomorrow to plan a better meal strategy to get my iron back up to normal. Another pill, some changes in diet, and an outstanding medical team and family and friends support teams convince me I am not alone and not a victim. You, my virtual support team, makes a big different to me. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 14, 2013 at 5:14pm

I haven't seen any posts anywhere from Joan since Sunday.  Does anyone know how she's doing?

Comment by Daniel W on August 11, 2013 at 8:27pm

Today I opened my beehive to check on honeycombs and general bee health. Took this pic looking into the hive. Liked how it came out.

Not enough honey to harvest any. That's fine. I like the honeybees too much to worry about whether I'm getting any product.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 11, 2013 at 2:01pm

I agree about the Borage.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 10, 2013 at 9:41pm

Your Borage is so pretty, and those tiny little yellow blossoms popping up just add to the pleasure. Dandelions, I presume! 

Comment by Daniel W on August 10, 2013 at 7:45pm

A while back Joan recommended planting borage. It took a while but I found some seeds and planted them. Here is the result.

On wikipedia I read borage is excellent honeybee forage, very high yield of nectar. The honeybees agree and many of them are working the borage plants.

I think borage is very photogenic.  It was hard to decide which pic to upload.

Comment by Daniel W on August 9, 2013 at 9:08am
Spod that beetle looks fearsome! I hope its a type that preys on harmful insects.

Randall and Spud I also like volunteer plants. I harvested a couple pounds of volunteer garlic this summer. I dont knoe the variety. Its different from my other garlic but very good. Also the potatoes and some flowers. Its like a gift.
Comment by Idaho Spud on August 9, 2013 at 8:05am

A few days ago, there came crawling out of my chives, another unusual insect.  It was a beetle with bright red head and thorax.  

That coloration made me leery of touching it, so I let it crawl into a jar.  Sat it by my computer for reference while I searched for it.

Fount out it's a Blister Beetle that can produce large painful welts, so my leeryness paid off.  Glad I never touched that critter!

Didn't take a picture of it, but it looked like this one except mine had a red head & thorax:

 

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