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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!

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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.
Frugal gardening.
Backyard Chickens here. here. here. here.
Growing Fruits
Why buy locally-grown plants?
Squirrels.
bees.
Cheap gardening.

Scientific Gardening.   The Informed Gardener.  The truth about garden remedies.
Buy locally grown plants to prevent blight transmission here.
Grow lots of fruits in a small space, by backyard orchard culture.

Discussion Forum

A texas garden I never thought I would see!

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by BarbaraSATX yesterday. 4 Replies

Backyard Organic Garden

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by BarbaraSATX on Wednesday. 10 Replies

What the heck is hugelkultur? How does it save water?

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by BarbaraSATX on Wednesday. 8 Replies

Compost

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by BarbaraSATX on Tuesday. 9 Replies

Scientific Gardening. "The Informed Gardener" a book review

Started by Daniel W (Sentient Biped). Last reply by Daniel W (Sentient Biped) on Monday. 2 Replies

Potatoes. Growing the perfect food.

Started by Daniel W (Sentient Biped). Last reply by Daniel W (Sentient Biped) Oct 11. 12 Replies

Permaculture Transformation In 90 Days

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Sky God Oct 10. 3 Replies

Insectary

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Annie Thomas Oct 3. 10 Replies

Bunga Bakawali or Tan Hua (Epiphyllum oxypetallum)

Started by Daniel W (Sentient Biped). Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 21. 13 Replies

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Comment by Joan Denoo on June 29, 2014 at 11:04pm

Barbara, excellent piece on cutworms, and an interesting story as well. 

Comment by Daniel W (Sentient Biped) on June 29, 2014 at 9:35pm
Patricia, the flowers are Chinese chives. Bees love them. Fortunately, with modern cameras having erasable memories, I can take 20 pics hoping one will come out OK. I just wait for them to land on a flower I already focused on then snap the pic.
Comment by k.h. ky on June 29, 2014 at 8:46pm
Patricia, I've used the cut tin cans before with good results. Make sure you get them into the ground deep enough.
Comment by Daniel W (Sentient Biped) on June 29, 2014 at 7:49pm

Patricia, that looks to me like a good man. 

Two bee?  or Not two bee?

Comment by Daniel W (Sentient Biped) on June 29, 2014 at 2:40pm

Randall, Battleground WA has an ironic name.  The military officer here was tasked with rounding up local Native Americans who had left with understandable fear of persecution.  It was expected he would go to war, but instead he negotiated with them and there was a peaceful conclusion.  The local white people were annoyed about that, and ironically named the area Battleground because there was no battle.  They ridiculed him by running some women's red underwear up a flagpole.  Which was flown proudly.

 

My details may be a bit off, but that's the general idea. 

 

It's a mild climate.  I never imagined growing some of the garden plants that do well here.  The most infamous local resident is skater Tonya Harding.

Comment by BarbaraSATX on June 29, 2014 at 1:41pm

Patricia, I recently ran across this article about cut worms. I found it helpful with some really practical ways of dealing with them.  Maybe it will help you.  

http://montanahomesteader.com/get-rid-cutworms-garden/

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 29, 2014 at 9:53am

Randall, do you use Gardens Alive products? What is your assessment of their quality? 

Comment by Randall Smith on June 29, 2014 at 7:21am

Interesting connections to me: Gardens Alive is based in Indiana, and I live 15 miles from Battleground IN, home of Wolf Park, featured on PBS, etc. (and named after a major fight between the forces of Wm. H. Harrison and Tecumseh),

Spud, I like you idea of covering the watermelon mounds. I just spent an hour weeding around mine--mostly nasty crabgrass.

Comment by Idaho Spud on June 29, 2014 at 6:47am

Thanks Joan.  I just did the best I knew how to encourage my melons.  I never thought of it as art, although, after the fact, I did think it made an interesting pattern.

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 28, 2014 at 10:38pm

Spud, your melon patch is beautiful! A real work or art! It looks like it should be included in an art show that some communities have. You are so clever and inventive. You have ideas that make great sense! Oh my goodness, I wish Dr. Kalin, my old Hort. prof.,  were alive so I could share this masterpiece with him. 

 

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