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Godless in the garden

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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

Permaculture, Bill Mollison

Started by Joan Denoo Nov 16. 0 Replies

Plant Labels

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Joan Denoo Nov 8. 21 Replies

Design with Nature

Started by Joan Denoo Nov 6. 0 Replies

Sepp Holzer´s Permaculture

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Barbara Livingston Nov 6. 1 Reply

Permaculture, John D. Liu

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Nov 3. 8 Replies

Permaculture

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Daniel W Nov 3. 2 Replies

Permaculture Transformation In 90 Days

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Nov 2. 4 Replies

A texas garden I never thought I would see!

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Barbara Livingston Oct 30. 4 Replies

Backyard Organic Garden

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Barbara Livingston Oct 29. 10 Replies

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

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Barbara Livingston Oct 29. 8 Replies

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Comment by Daniel W on February 3, 2013 at 9:53pm

Dominic, that's 2 of us!
Annie, if I was there I'd be out in the garden all year round.  Actually if it's not frozen, I am already!  If not outside, then puttering inside.  What I call "Puttering meditation".

This year I exchanged some fig cuttings with hobbyists around the country.  Every year I grow a few from cuttings, mostly to give away.  For some reason I looked on ebay, saw some interesting varieties, and bid on them.  Fortunately, I stopped before I overdid it.  One went for over $100, and others were over $70.  I was thinking, Tulipmania!  Only with figs.  If this year's cuttings grow, there will be several interesting varieties to try.  I check every 2 days for roots.

Comment by Annie Thomas on February 3, 2013 at 9:42pm

Lovely Sentient!  For being in such a cold climate, you have surely figured out ways to lengthen your growing period.  I won't plant until March, though I plant seeds right into the soil.  I just hope everything grows before it gets too hot.

Comment by Dominic Florio on February 3, 2013 at 9:35pm

We are all the same.  My mom says not to bend over because I'll place a plant on your back.  She's right; I can't stand an empty space without a plant.

Comment by Daniel W on February 3, 2013 at 9:15pm

Did some gardening this weekend

Here is a window sill of my home office.  South facing window.  Keeps me from going too crazy.

There are rooting fig cuttings, cacti, orchids, plum seedlings, and a geranium cutting I didn't have the heart to throw away.

This is my first kitchen garden bed for the year. I finished filling with soil mix last weekend. Today I added the cover. The cover is constructed with 6 short rebar pposts, held in place by metal brackets. Then 1/2 inch PVC pipe is bent to make the Conestoga - type cover. I put chicken wire onto that, which will stay in the summer to frustrate deer and rabbits. On top of that, row cover, a woven plastic that lets in light and holds in solar heat, which is intended to keep it 10 degrees warmer than surrounding air. Even if not, the vegetables I planted are cold tolerant.

Planted: Snow Peas, Radishes, Beets, Bok Choy. If I get a chance next week, might add spinach and mesclun mix

Chris is a step ahead!  Nice to see the gardening season begin!

Comment by amer chohan on February 3, 2013 at 4:24am

Soda bottle idea is great. Such ideas are making me think growing some vegetables, I have never tried before. At least some flowering plants, a little shift from all cactus.

Comment by Plinius on February 3, 2013 at 2:22am

What a good idea about the soda bottles! I'm going to try it immediately! Yesterday I couldn't wait any longer and started my roof vegetable garden by sowing the first vegetables: cabbage turnip, peas, beans and celery. You can see how well timed your idea is!

Comment by Plinius on February 3, 2013 at 2:16am

Thanks Joan, it's a beautiful video! And yes, the first few images are of Schiedam. I don't live on reclaimed land - not recently reclaimed. It's a river estuary close to the sea; a thousand years ago people lived here on dry patches in the mud, as we still do, only much more comfortably. The bottom of this building is only 3 or 4 metres below sea level.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 3, 2013 at 1:45am
http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/01/climate-desk-greenla...
Humans Have Already Set in Motion 69 Feet of Sea Level Rise
Comment by Lillie on February 2, 2013 at 8:04pm

This is so clever, Joan.  I am going to try it.  My family uses lots of soda bottles.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 2, 2013 at 4:46pm
From Cheryl Smith,
RECYCLED soda bottles make FABULOUS self-watering SEED starter POTS! ✿✿✿ Here's HOW --> http://ow.ly/gRvi3
 

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