Godless in the garden


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: 168
Latest Activity: 13 minutes 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 no particular order:
Moon Phase Widget here. Moon phase topic here.
What's your gardening style?
Frugal gardening.
Backyard Chickens here. here. here. here.
Growing Fruits
Wild Parsnip - It can burn skin.
Why buy locally-grown plants?
Cheap gardening.
Buy locally grown plants to prevent blight transmission here.
Grow lots of fruits in a small space, by backyard orchard culture.

Discussion Forum

Backyard Organic Garden

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Sentient Biped Sep 7. 4 Replies

Permaculture Transformation In 90 Days

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Aug 27. 2 Replies

Sugar Baby

Started by Don. Last reply by Don Aug 24. 11 Replies

Evans Bali cherry

Started by Don. Last reply by Don Aug 24. 4 Replies


Started by Čenek Sekavec. Last reply by Idaho Spud Aug 23. 4 Replies

Some pictures from my garden

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 26. 7 Replies

The Next Green Revolution May Rely on Microbes

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Sentient Biped Jun 30. 2 Replies

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Comment by Sentient Biped on May 31, 2012 at 9:52am

Dallas, thanks for the Smithsonian link.  Ironically, I just let my Smithsonian e-subscription lapse.  For some reason, Smithsonian seems too flippant to me these days.  I love reading the history of foods, though, so the article was interesting.  Walking around my neighborhood, I sometimes see other yards with chickens, so it's becoming an accepted trend.


Tammy, I also want to start a beehive.  My next garden project, I think.  It takes a while to get started, so I need to think about it now, for next spring.

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 30, 2012 at 1:38am

Tammi, great idea and article. Our out-of-control pharmaceutical companies need more accountability. I really do not like GMF because there is no way to prevent pollen from their blossoms from getting into my heirloom plants. 

Comment by A Former Member on May 28, 2012 at 8:28pm

Okay, I haven't had time to read this yet, but I bet it promises to be good. Since we've talked about chickens before, I give you:


How the Chicken Conquered the World

The epic begins 10,000 years ago in an Asian jungle and ends today in kitchens all over the world

Comment by A Former Member on May 28, 2012 at 8:27pm

Thanks SB.

Comment by Tammy S on May 28, 2012 at 1:57pm

I'm thinking of starting some hives this fall and saw this link this morning in my email from Common Dreams, thought you might find it interesting, or like myself, frightening.

A Last (Chemical) Gasp For Bees?

Comment by Sentient Biped on May 27, 2012 at 4:59pm

maybe here?  tell them you are a landscape designer, instead of a landscaper.  more $$$.

Comment by A Former Member on May 27, 2012 at 2:09pm

My COA is asking me to do some landscaping work -- making a raised bed, etc., and I don't know what to charge them per hour. Do any of you have any input on this, becasue you've done it or paid for it?

Comment by Sentient Biped on May 27, 2012 at 12:45pm

$5.00 for a tomato plant!  Oh well.  I normally grow grow them from seeds, on the windowsill.  This year, for the first time in a decade, I decided to buy plants instead.  Save the effort.  Which actually isn't that much effort, just wasn't in a mental "place".   A couple weeks back I found all but one of the ones that I like the most.  But - my favorite - no where!  Yesterday, one last nursery, found a 18 inch tall Lemon Boy for $5.00.  So I bought it.  Never paid that much before for a tomato plant.  Oh, Cherokee Black is also my favorite.  And so is Better Boy. And so is Supersweet 100.  Next year....  I'll plan on growing from seeds again.

Can't wait for some fresh tomatoes.  Two are blooming.  I've started staking them.  That Lemon Boy is already in bloom too.  Maybe by mid July?  The cool summers here usually mean late start.

Comment by Steph S. on May 22, 2012 at 5:45am
I'm enjoying all your lovely photos of your plants! Just beautiful!
Comment by Joan Denoo on May 21, 2012 at 11:00pm

Dallas, here is some information about Bolivian Jew
PlantFiles: Variegated Inch Plant, Bolivian Jew

Hardy euphorbias are good value for money

Here is one source of euphorbia through mail order:

10 Great Plants for Shady Gardens, Euphorbia (Spurge)

Happy growing. 

By the way, stay away from Alchemilla (Lady’s mantle). It reseeds invasively and has very deep roots that are hard to ferret out. The plant is lovely, I love it, except for its bully behavior.



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