Godless in the garden

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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: 170
Latest Activity: yesterday

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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

Gardening in central Texas "pan" soil

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Daniel W on Monday. 2 Replies

An Old Lady's Hugelkultur Bed

Started by Barbara Livingston. Last reply by Randall Smith Dec 10. 3 Replies

Permaculture Concept. Bill Mollison

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

My south garden 1993 & 2013

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Barbara Livingston Dec 1. 1 Reply

Permaculture, Ben Falk

Started by Joan Denoo Nov 30. 0 Replies

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

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Comment by Joan Denoo on November 19, 2012 at 9:37pm

Backyard homestead

I thought this was a rooftop garden but it turns out to be hillside garden; lots going on in this little space. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 19, 2012 at 1:00am

Sentient, really good news about your thinking of keeping bees; your small patch of Earth will be a virtual garden of life. Do keep us informed. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 19, 2012 at 12:13am

Dallas, thank you so much for this Ode to a Worm. I'm going to have to find a way to put this in a form that is permanent and in my garden. I have a potter friend who may know how to preserve the words. 

Comment by A Former Member on November 18, 2012 at 11:29am

Earthworm


My spading fork turning the earth turns
This fellow out…without touching him this time.
Robbed of all resistance to his progress
He squirms awhile in the too-easy air
Before an ancient and implicit purpose
Starts him traveling in one direction
Reaching out, contracting, reaching out,
Contracting…a clean and glistening earth-pink.
He has turned more earth than I have with my fork.
He has lifted more earth than all men have or will.
Breaking the earth in spring men break his body.
And it is broken in the beaks of birds.
He has become and will again become
The flying and singing of birds. Yet another spring
Shall find him working noiselessly in the earth.
When I am earth again he will be there.


-- Robert Francis

 

Comment by amer chohan on November 18, 2012 at 11:03am

Thanks Joan, I wasn't aware that there could be some household methods for PH testing. Now I will find a way. Thanks again for showing the direction.

Comment by Daniel W on November 18, 2012 at 10:49am

Went to a 3 hour beekeeping class last night.  Might actually do that!

This garden already has hens and orchard mason bees.  And lots of earthworms.  And the visiting birds.  Not just plants.

According to the beekeeping teacher, hobby beekeeping is a growing trend.  WHo knew?

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 17, 2012 at 11:27pm

amer, thank you for your comment about the wagon wheel herb garden that I found in one of my emagazines. We have been looking for geometric designs and this one seems rather nice. 
As to testing pH of soil without a meter, here are simple strategies using household items: 
How To Test Soil Acidity/Alkalinity without a Test Kit

Changing the pH of Your Soil

Comment by amer chohan on November 17, 2012 at 9:10am

Denoo! Your Wagon wheel Garden is beautiful.

How you people control the PH. If I want to maintain PH between 5 and 5.5 what to do in the absence of PH meter. Currently I use three different types. Vinegar, Sulphuric acid and humic acid. But I am not sure of required quantity and if there is difference in the use of acid in winter and summer months?

Comment by amer chohan on November 17, 2012 at 9:10am

Dalas! Catus seeds are more difficult to raise than human seeds(I have experince with both). Here even people in the business of cactus plants don't try seeds. Instead they use another intresting technique. When a grafted plant reaches reasonable size, some part of it is left on the stock at time of cutting. In this way they not only get a rooted plant but remaining part on the stock starts producing offshoots(it produces 10 to 20 plants).

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 17, 2012 at 5:23am

That is an excellent idea, it would be easy to do and if you have scrap lumber, or a lumber yard may have scraps so you wouldn't have to spend a lot for wood. I like the idea of stones or bricks as well. I'm glad you like the idea. 

 

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