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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: 15 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


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

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Comment by Plinius on March 29, 2013 at 1:38am

Scrubbing old pots with water and soap helps a lot. You should scrub them before using them, then soak them in clean water. If you put plants in a dry terracotta pot, the pot will drain all the water from the soil and hurt the roots. But you probably knew this.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 28, 2013 at 4:37pm

Anyone have any suggestions for getting a very large skunk out from under the tool shed? We've tried moth balls but she just throws them out. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 28, 2013 at 4:35pm
YES! YES! YES! Dominic, a garden needs our quiet enjoyment. Working all the time is not the point. It is a place to renew and refresh. Add a nice glass of freshly squeezed lemonade, and listen to the song of bees.
Comment by Dominic Florio on March 28, 2013 at 3:54pm

Wow, the best to you Joan.  I'm not one of those who looks for silver linings in every cloud, nor do i see dark clouds everywhere.  But, when you mentioned sitting, I thought about how most of us do not take time enough to enjoy our own gardens.  We always find something to do and feel guilty if we are relaxing.  I'm trying to take some time at the end of the day, after tending to plants and animals, to sit for awhile and enjoy my efforts.  Sure I could trim another leaf or wash down the chairs, or whatever...but it also feels really good to just appreciate what nature and I have created together.  That is a lesson for all of us.  The old saying is that tomorrow is not promised to anyone.

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 28, 2013 at 3:47pm

Joan, I feel the same way about Sentient.  No pressure, but I'm waiting with wormy breath for updates.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 28, 2013 at 3:36pm

Now, on to more important matters. I really look forward to the next correspondence from Sentient. I don't mean to put pressure on him to write ... however, I really do think about him and how he progresses. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 28, 2013 at 3:33pm

Spud, I am in the diagnostic phase. I had my first Breast Oncologist appointment yesterday and I am so incredibly impressed with her. She spent an hour with me telling the kinds of cancers I have, offered options, made recommendations and gave me a book personalized to my particular case. Her staff are just lovely, very efficient and friendly at the same time. We laughed a lot. 

Tomorrow is the Chemical Oncology doctor. 

April 2 is the Radiology Oncology doctor. 

April 3 is the Surgeon again.

And squeezed in there is another PAM, what ever that is. 

I am not complaining in the least. If this had happened to my mother or grandmothers, they would not have had the early diagnosis, or treatment options that I have. I am a very interested, curious, observing patient of my own patientry.  Kind of like sitting outside my own body and observing what all is going on. 

Prognosis is excellent. I'll live to be 100. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 28, 2013 at 2:06pm

Joan, sorry you won't be able garden.   You're like my dad in that you seem to never complain, so I missed your breast cancer surgery.  When was it and how long are you restricted?

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 28, 2013 at 2:01pm
Sentient, I am so glad you are home, healing and resting under your plum trees.
Comment by Joan Denoo on March 28, 2013 at 2:00pm
Sentient, you have shiro plum and Hollywood plum in bloom? I assume they are in full bloom for you now.

Oh! My Kwanzan cherry hardly has a bud! Well, it is coming. Soon I hope.

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