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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: 56 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

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 Joan Denoo on February 15, 2013 at 10:08pm
Spud, it is almost time for me to start seedlings. We had 50 degree weather today and most of the snow is melted; only patches in the garden here and there in shady spots. I have a load of well composted manure ready to spread on the beds before the ground thaws. Oh! I am so ready!
Comment by Idaho Spud on February 10, 2013 at 2:00pm
Comment by amer chohan on February 9, 2013 at 8:37am

Joan there is so much creativity arround that every time one wonder about freshness of the idea. I am definatly learning a lot by hanging about. Thanks for the posts.

Comment by Plinius on February 9, 2013 at 1:14am

Lovely projects, Joan, thanks for posting!

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 9, 2013 at 12:15am

Guerrilla Grafters

Neighbors join to graft fruit onto trees creating fruit for picking as people walk by.  

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 9, 2013 at 12:13am
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!


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