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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: 172
Latest Activity: 3 hours 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

Air-pots

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Daniel W May 2. 2 Replies

Air-pots

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud May 2. 1 Reply

Good plants that volunteer.

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Plinius Apr 15. 13 Replies

Rooftop Gardens

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Apr 3. 20 Replies

How to Make a Food Forest Suburb

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Apr 1. 1 Reply

Fantastic Fungi - a film by Louie Schwartzberg

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 28. 1 Reply

Michael Pollan On Joel Salatin's Polyface Farm

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Randall Smith Mar 22. 1 Reply

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Comment by Daniel W on April 25, 2013 at 8:56pm

Today I opened the beehive to check on their progress and welfare.  They have built 8 full combs, one partial comb, and 2 are in progress.  There is a very large, old maple tree nearby in bloom.  I'm guessing that is a source of much of their nectar and pollen now.

The bees construct combs for raising brood, storing honey and pollen,  in a parabolic shape (I think).  The hive is built to accommodate that preference.

They are so docile.  Not even one attempt at a sting.  I may stop wearing the gloves and suit.

Comment by Daniel W on April 25, 2013 at 12:15pm

Chris, that you for posting.  THose are beautiful!

Comment by Plinius on April 25, 2013 at 10:10am

Spring flowers from the Low Countries!

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 22, 2013 at 7:27am

I like that flower and desert scene Joan.

Comment by Steph S. on April 21, 2013 at 11:03pm

I love that Joan - wonderful cactus pic.

Comment by Steph S. on April 21, 2013 at 11:03pm

I enjoy reading about all your gardens. Wonderful.

When my grapes start producing I will post some pictures.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 21, 2013 at 6:33pm

John Caddy <morning.earth@earthlink.net>

"Buckhorn cholla opens flowers to desert sun,

every antler point another bud grown red.
Beebuzz intones each opened bloom.
Soon wrens will build nests in cholla forks
so predators will find not eggs but spines.

"Note: Photo Anza-Borrego desert, CA"

~ John Caddy 

Comment by Dominic Florio on April 20, 2013 at 10:39pm

Sentient, you  are right about figs.  They are not my favorite fruit, being that they are so sugary sweet.  

I saw and have made a great recipe from the food channel.  I don't have measurements, so I'll give approximates or leave it up to personal taste.

To a large bowl of sliced strawberries, add the zest and the juice of one lemon. add sugar or artificial sweetener to taste. Then add Balsamic vinegar, slowly to your taste.  You can always add more.  And then sprinkle the whole thing with fresh ground pepper.  It's great but even better if it sits over night.  You can eat it like that or put it on top of ice cream, or whatever.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 20, 2013 at 12:26pm

Thank you Dominic, for reminding me of Cicero. Here is another of his treasures: 

Cicero, "A Mind without instruction ..."

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 20, 2013 at 12:17pm

I just walked through the garden and it is calling me to clean up in expectation of new growth. It is 43 degrees F now and will be warming up to 70 on Wednesday. That will be a full week, and a day since my surgery  and I chomp at the bit.  Hyacinths, Bright Eyes, crucus of all colors and I found a burgundy Helleborus in the back garden. Rhubarb stands at about 9" ... my mouth waters. 

 

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