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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: 172
Latest Activity: 41 minutes 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


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.


Tomatoes.  Myths and truths

Trees.  Tree tunnels.  Ancient tree planting. Plant commemorative trees

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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.

Comment by Daniel W on August 25, 2013 at 10:18am


I hope you will plan on next year's garden.  I think you will have more energy than now, and will be chompin at the bit to get back into your Eden.

I'm already thinking about next year.  More ideas about what to grow, and how to grow it.  Learnings from this year.

Randall, I enjoyed your blog post, tremendously.

Spud, it's amazing.  Sometimes the insects find a plant that they really like, and they are all over it.  Now it's the sedum.  I found a few more sedums around my old yard, neglected and in the shade, and moved them to the apiary garden.  Mainly for next year.  It's also easy to divide bigger sedum clumps, and start them from cuttings.  Something to think about for next year....

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 25, 2013 at 8:49am

4 or 5 bees in one picture!  They must love that Sedum.

Comment by Randall Smith on August 25, 2013 at 8:17am

We could use some of your rains! It's typical August drought season in Indiana. I can't seem to find the time to get on the computer, but I did just write a regular blog. Check it out and give me some feedback. Thanks. Later.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 24, 2013 at 5:26pm
Seeing your photos of harvested items gives me a bit of a nostalgic reaction. I bought my seeds in late winter, got all my equipment and supplies and was ready to start my garden. I started chemo instead and didn't plant one seed. No plant, no harvest. Well, next spring I am all ready to go. Meanwhile, I will read all the books I have been setting aside. Laura installed Kendle for me, and I have several books sitting inside my computer, but won't get to them until it is too cold to be outside.
Thanks for sharing your photos, even if I have only the same perennials that you have all seen.
Comment by Daniel W on August 24, 2013 at 4:01pm

Bees on Sedum Autumn Joy.  It was hard to choose a picture.   liked several.  This is the plant I moved last week.  The leaves plumped up with repeated waterings.  Now it almost looks like it started out in this location.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 24, 2013 at 12:44pm

Yes Sentient, you got Thoring.

Comment by Daniel W on August 24, 2013 at 12:18pm


I like your adventures.  I think it was Joan who brought up the concept of Terroir- which I can't pronounce - that a food's flavor is so influenced by local soil conditions, minerals, climate characteristics. 

So the same variety of, say, tomato, grown in Illinois will be different when grown in Washington, for example.  I think I can tell the difference, comparing with the tomatoes of my childhood grown in river bottom soil in humid, muggy, hot day and night, mosquito-ridden area of my childhood.  Those tomatoes were a delicacy.

Comment by Daniel W on August 24, 2013 at 11:55am

I love a good rainstorm.  That was one of my favorite things in the midwest. Here in Maritime Pacivic NW they almost never happen.  Mostly drizzle. In the summer it almost never rains.  If I don't water, everything turns brown.  I actually like this climate a lot.

Still, a hail storm that damages your garden - I would not like that!

I'll look into more about tree cuttings as things start to go dormant.  For me it is something to do garden-wise.  This year I took grape cuttings and stuck them in the ground in the vegetable bed.  That's all the care they got, and most of them are growing.

Joan, hummingbirds are one of the most interesting visitors!  I love having them visit.   I started some Perovskia this year for bees - no humming birds on that.  Some visited buddleia and crocosmia.

Spud - is "thoring" the actions of Thor? 

Chris - what a name for a plant!  I sounds like it has a disease!  But beautiful flowers.


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