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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!

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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.
Frugal gardening.
Backyard Chickens here. here. here. here.
Growing Fruits
Why buy locally-grown plants?
Squirrels.
bees.
Cheap gardening.

Scientific Gardening.   The Informed Gardener.  The truth about garden remedies.
Buy locally grown plants to prevent blight transmission here.
Grow lots of fruits in a small space, by backyard orchard culture.

Discussion Forum

Compost

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by k.h. ky Oct 19. 8 Replies

Potatoes. Growing the perfect food.

Started by Daniel W (Sentient Biped). Last reply by Daniel W (Sentient Biped) Oct 11. 12 Replies

Permaculture Transformation In 90 Days

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Sky God Oct 10. 3 Replies

Backyard Organic Garden

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Oct 10. 9 Replies

Insectary

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Annie Thomas Oct 3. 10 Replies

Bunga Bakawali or Tan Hua (Epiphyllum oxypetallum)

Started by Daniel W (Sentient Biped). Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 21. 13 Replies

"Healthy Soil Microbes / Healthy People"

Started by Daniel W (Sentient Biped). Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 20. 26 Replies

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Comment by Randall Smith on March 20, 2013 at 7:46am

Usually by now, I can gather chives. But it's been so cold, nothing but  garlic is poking through. Forecast high today--28. Last year, 80. Ugh.

Comment by Annie Thomas on March 19, 2013 at 8:41pm

How exciting to be growing food for twelve years from a few starts.  Joan- I loved your sentiment... so very true. 

I have a pole bean question: what types of support have worked best for all of you?  I am growing three kinds of beans this year, as it's a new garden and I thought it would be good for the soil.  My dragon tongue beans are bush beans and need no support, but I am also growing Cherokee Trail of Tears Beans.  I have planted Bolita beans as well.  Everything I've read about them is that there are both pole and bush varieties... and I have no idea which type I planted.  I wonder what to look for to know if I must stake them?  I am enjoying watching my seeds grow into plants and look hardier each day!

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 19, 2013 at 7:32pm
Sentient, a gardener has faith in the future! Optimism personified
Comment by Daniel W (Sentient Biped) on March 19, 2013 at 7:17pm

Today we stopped by the kitchen garden and got these.  First vegetables of the year for us.  These were planted in September and over-wintered in the raised beds.  Egyptian Walking Onions.  It's fun thinking I've been raising them from a few starts bought 12 years ago from SeedSavers.org.

Comment by amer chohan on March 19, 2013 at 3:21pm

Sentinent, spring is always a good time for gardners. You will get well soon.

Joan, nice observation. I never saw them that way. Although set of spines of each side emerge at different times from central growth point still nature maintains the symmetry somehow.

Comment by amer chohan on March 19, 2013 at 8:41am

Hope you are fully fit as soon as possible Sentinent. I will love to see you back.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 19, 2013 at 3:27am
Just saying hello and thinking of you. I like the thought of you in the garden.
Comment by Plinius on March 19, 2013 at 1:16am

No praying but thinking of you! I hope you'll be back in your garden soon!

Comment by Daniel W (Sentient Biped) on March 18, 2013 at 7:47pm

Thank you all.  Sincerely.

After I got back from the surgeon today I did some work-from-home work, then pulled some weeds in the bearded iris beds.  Gives peace of mind.  They are looking very sturdy now.  Promising for great flowers in May.

Comment by Annie Thomas on March 18, 2013 at 5:56pm

Sentient- I will be thinking of you Tuesday and hope that all goes well.  May your doctors be brilliant and your body recover quickly! 

Even though I don't post as often as I'd like, this group is so valuable to me- both for the information and the sense of community.  Thank you for all you do to keep it so successful. 

 

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