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!

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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 Joan Denoo on December 17, 2012 at 6:22pm
Thanks Spud, I think I will put them in a sauce and see if I survive. I know they won't taste fresh after all these years, but I don't want to put them in the compost if they are still eatable. I'll let you know how they taste.
Comment by Idaho Spud on December 17, 2012 at 3:23pm

One site says Morel mushrooms are good for over a year if kept in a cool dry place:  http://www.salmancorp.com/morel.htm

Another says almost indefinite:  http://www.dried-morels.com/

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 17, 2012 at 3:18pm

Amer, your country sounds so exotic, with such huge alluvial plains and such high mountains. Do you have interest in geology? That was my minor degree from college. Whenever I see a mountain or river or whatever, I wonder why? How did it get there? What were the forces that created that feature. Fossils hold a special interest for me.


Comment by Joan Denoo on December 17, 2012 at 3:13pm

Sentient, Your bird house and bee house make such good sense. Do you have interest in woodwork, or is it that you do what it takes to keep birds and bees happy? 

You set a really good example for all of us. 

I ran across some dried morel mushrooms in my pantry that I bought from the grocery store three years ago. Do you suppose they would still be OK to use in my cooking? 

Comment by amer chohan on December 17, 2012 at 7:47am

Joan! In photo Himalays look like a long wall. This wall is so high that it neither allows clouds nor humans to pass. On other side of it is China which is nearer to us than most of our own cities but it is other world which has nothing common with us in any respect.Now a days there is  a good road btween China and Pakistan but it is closed for 8 months and in rest of 4 months it takes more than 36 hours to cross.

Comment by Sentient Biped on December 16, 2012 at 6:06pm

Growing from seeds, cuttings, and other starts, is one of the greatest pleasures in my life.   Also, growing plants and trees from volunteers or rescued plants.  It's amazing to stand next to a strong tree and think, "I started that from a seed?"  Or eat a bowl of figs and think, "I grew that tree from a cutting?".  I love the idea of eating tomatoes and peppers I grew from seeds, and peas and beans that I grew from seeds that I saved from plants I grew from seeds, that I saved from plants I grew from seeds.

For about 8 years, I've been putting up bee boxes for orchard mason bees.  Early each spring, they hatch out, pollinate, breed, and lay their eggs in the bee boxes for next year.   This weekend I moved 2 of the bee boxes to my new place in the country.  They'll have lots of trees and plants to collect pollen from there, and I hope help my fruits and vegetables pollinate too.  They seem to especially love cherries.  I have some big wild cherries, and young tart cherry trees, waiting for them.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 16, 2012 at 4:27pm
Amer, I am going to try another way to get a Google Earth photo over here. This photo has the weather removed so you can see the mountain structures. Notice how the Himalayas rise and buckle the land forms all the way over to the Middle East.
Sorry, I couldn't bring the photo over, the site is so pretty I encourage those of us who are unfamiliar with your country, to take a look on a map.
Comment by Joan Denoo on December 16, 2012 at 3:58pm

Amer Chohan's Islamabad, Pakistan

Clouds covered the photo from Google World, so I showed from Islamabad to the sea. Close view reveal some very interesting geological formations of mountain rivers form these huge alluvial plains. Amer, I assume you have enough elevation to not be affected with ocean sea rising. Where rivers enter the sea, on those alluvial plains and the low lying ground near them, will have problems. 

Comment by amer chohan on December 16, 2012 at 2:39am

Probably something that doesn't change is the pleasure of putting a seed or cutting into the ground and watching it flourish, sometimes to bear fruit.

Joan! you are right. At least for me. I am sort of person who enjoyed his life thorughly. I have no regrets or unfulfilled desires if I die today. And among those joys of life watching a seed or a cutting grow is one of the biggest. Seed companies usually send a very small packet even on order of species in excess of hundred. Every time on recieving the packet while holding it I am joyed and amazed that I my hand is holding so much life. Now in small space of my palms, how much area will they cover if all of them grow into plants.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 15, 2012 at 2:09pm

Annie, how did you come about leading a "student group on a rain forest adventure in Central America"? That sounds like a real challenge! And an interesting experience as well. Do tell us about it. 

Do you live in a part of Florida that is at risk for flooding? What kinds of preparations do people make with such a dramatic change? 

Gardening is the love of my life. I learned at the elbows of both grandmothers and what sweet memories they are. Now my great-grandchildren garden at my elbow. 


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