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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: on Friday

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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 amer chohan on March 18, 2013 at 7:34am

Dallas can you show me their condition by photographs. May be we can save some of them. Cactus can be restored from conditions which are sure death for other plants. 

Comment by Plinius on March 18, 2013 at 1:27am

Thanks for the beautiful picture, Sentient! My surroundings will look like that in 3 or 4 weeks, I think. Do you spray fruit trees that are threatened by night frost? They say it's a good method to save the harvest.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 17, 2013 at 11:23pm

Sentient, your garden is so pretty. Far more color than I yet have. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 17, 2013 at 11:22pm
Sentient, yes, spring is so unpredictable; we have to be flexible and ready for anything. Breaking dormancy too early is a problem.
Comment by Joan Denoo on March 17, 2013 at 11:15pm
Dallas, your comment intrigued me and so I looked them up. My goodness, you have a lovely group of plants that may be vulnerable. They each are so pretty. Here is what I found:
Dallas the Phallus

Mammillaria mystax

Notocactus magnificus,,&hl=en&am...

Spaghetti Strap agaves,,&hl=en&a...

Opuntia microdasys

Mammillaria hahania


Do you have many left? What was your temperature that caused the problems? The Dallas area should be able to provide enough warmth; I am surprised.
Comment by Daniel W on March 17, 2013 at 10:58pm


We had some hail today in Battleground.  A couple of nights anticipated in high 20s or below 32.  This is the cruel part of early spring here - trees bloom, and having lost the protection of dormancy, die in a freeze.  Or at least, no fruit.  

But, that's the joy of gardening.  We never know!

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 17, 2013 at 10:54pm

Below freezing last night and a snifter of snow in Spokane today. 

Comment by Daniel W on March 17, 2013 at 10:30pm

West end of my front yard. Hollywood plum is blooming. Lots of spring bulbs popping up.


Comment by Daniel W on March 16, 2013 at 10:38pm

Amer, beautiful cacti!

Comment by amer chohan on March 16, 2013 at 7:18pm

Wonderful Joan. Thanks for the post. The guay got a wonderful protective mechanisim.

Oligodynamic effect of some metals also makes sense. But talking of metals, highly reactive metal of group 1 and 2(alkali and alkali earth metals) like Na and K etc are usualy found alredy in compound forms. Atleast surfaces of less reactive metals like Fe etc are in compound forms. Silver, gold etc are notorious for being highly un-reactive, which weakens their status to effect enzimes action. None the less a wonderful idea for a little bit of mental activity. Thanks for the post again.


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