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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: 1 hour ago

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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 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

Permaculture Concept. Bill Mollison

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Dec 6, 2014. 2 Replies

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Comment by amer chohan on March 16, 2013 at 7:18pm

Wonderful Joan. Thanks for the post. The guay got a wonderful protective mechanisim.

Oligodynamic effect of some metals also makes sense. But talking of metals, highly reactive metal of group 1 and 2(alkali and alkali earth metals) like Na and K etc are usualy found alredy in compound forms. Atleast surfaces of less reactive metals like Fe etc are in compound forms. Silver, gold etc are notorious for being highly un-reactive, which weakens their status to effect enzimes action. None the less a wonderful idea for a little bit of mental activity. Thanks for the post again.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 16, 2013 at 3:08pm
Some Insect Wings Are Natural Antibiotics
http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2013/03/some-insect-wings...

I first met a Cicada when I lived in Washington, D.C. and was startled at first. Upon doing a little reading I discovered they are a very compelling insect; a joy to watch.
We don't have them in Washington state.
Comment by Plinius on March 16, 2013 at 1:40am

Thanks for the pictures Amer, they're so beautiful!

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 15, 2013 at 1:27pm

Amer, these stunningly beautiful cactus reaffirms the value of diversity.

Comment by amer chohan on March 15, 2013 at 11:47am

My cactus are well into the spring here. Many of them flowering or preparing to flower. This time it was a hrd winter. For me too to protect them against heavy rains. But all is happy now. Here are my Ferocactus stainesii var. pilosus

and three varities of Golden Barrel(ECHINOCACTUS grusonii ).

Comment by Randall Smith on March 15, 2013 at 7:24am

Still too wet and cold to "dig in the dirt". My kale didn't winter over like last year. Whole garden starting from scratch, except for asparagus. Gotta get peas in--last year's leftover seeds.

Comment by Daniel W on March 15, 2013 at 6:35am

Gotta find some valerian seeds now!

Comment by Plinius on March 15, 2013 at 2:37am

You're never sure what they like, but I had some cats who loved to be high on valerian. One also ate tomatoes...

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 15, 2013 at 1:54am
Chris, I didn't know cats are attracted to valerian. I have a perfect place for it to grow, up near the house, where I try to keep mice out of the pantry. I'll keep you posted.
Comment by Plinius on March 15, 2013 at 1:19am

I think you're right, Sentient, the peas will survive the frost and if I'm lucky the beans too - they came from a packet that said they were good for early growing. Haven't seen any rabbits yet. 

Not all cats enjoy catnip, but you could try valerian.

 

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