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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

Welcome to Eden!

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

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Comment by Lillie on February 2, 2013 at 8:04pm

This is so clever, Joan.  I am going to try it.  My family uses lots of soda bottles.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 2, 2013 at 4:46pm
From Cheryl Smith,
RECYCLED soda bottles make FABULOUS self-watering SEED starter POTS! ✿✿✿ Here's HOW --> http://ow.ly/gRvi3
Comment by Joan Denoo on February 2, 2013 at 4:17pm
@Chris Breman, You may not be a member of science and I posted a video about the Netherlands there. To be sure you see it, National Geographic Megastructures North Sea Wall
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAoPphN4TOU
As I remember that area, it is very low country and a lot of water. Google Earth shows Schiedam
Netherlands very near the coast and lots of water canals. Beautiful scenes around the area, a very pretty part of the world. My goodness, the effort it has taken to reclaim the land from the sea. Do you live on reclaimed land?
Comment by Joan Denoo on January 31, 2013 at 9:40pm
Comment by Joan Denoo on January 31, 2013 at 3:18pm

Spud, that is my understanding: vinegar kills plants. In fact, I use it as a weed killer in my planting beds. 

Amer, thanks for that information. The test makes sense. 

Comment by amer chohan on January 31, 2013 at 10:34am

It is not that bad, only concentration of acid should not be very high. To be absolutly sure that it is harmless to the plant, a little water can be added to further lower the concentration.

A one leaf test before actual treatment could also be beneficial.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 31, 2013 at 9:34am

Joan, I have heard vinegar can kill plants, so it may not be a good idea.

Comment by Plinius on January 31, 2013 at 1:08am

That makes me dream of my own livingroom orchard, Joan, impossible but a nice image!

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 31, 2013 at 12:38am

Sentient, I agree, Neem oil works.

Here is a list I go to for quick reference: 

List of repellent plants - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_repellent_plantsShare
This is a list of repellent plants. These are plants which repel insects, plants, or other pests like nematodes, fungi, or animals through natural organic chemical
Comment by Joan Denoo on January 31, 2013 at 12:24am

Spud, I didn't know you could use vinegar that way. I just assumed it kills on touch. But washing it off before it can penetrate the leaves and only touch fungus and pests makes sense. Thanks. 

 

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