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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: 14 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

Discussion Forum

Air-pots

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Plinius on Saturday. 2 Replies

Air-pots

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Daniel W on Saturday. 2 Replies

Good plants that volunteer.

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Plinius Apr 15. 13 Replies

Rooftop Gardens

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Apr 3. 20 Replies

How to Make a Food Forest Suburb

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Apr 1. 1 Reply

Fantastic Fungi - a film by Louie Schwartzberg

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 28. 1 Reply

Michael Pollan On Joel Salatin's Polyface Farm

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Randall Smith Mar 22. 1 Reply

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Comment by Joan Denoo on January 6, 2015 at 2:17pm

Patricia, never give up on humor please. "fries, ketchup, & vinegar" make a delicious combination and would be a profitable plant if developed. Can't you see it now, a plant with fires, tomatoes and apple cider vinegar growing from its trunk!

Above freezing temperatures last night and today. Melting ice, HOORAY!

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 6, 2015 at 2:09pm

Daniel, do you have your new lens already? 

Your presenting symptoms gave you lots of information that it was time to take care of the cataract. Do you know why your left eye is blurred? 

Have you had problems with your work as well? 

I am very glad you will have the visual acuity to do those things that you love to do. 

Comment by Patricia on January 6, 2015 at 1:09pm

Good to hear that Daniel, so pleased for you.

We had 2 solid days of snow so we're over a foot, but its light stuff. I guess the big equipment has to get here today as its garbage pick-up tomorrow.

Comment by Daniel W on January 6, 2015 at 8:05am

I must be really right eye dominant.   For 2 years, vision has been a constant and losing battle.  It was hard to see words on the computer.  Since this page is about gardening, it was difficult to see when grafting - important for keeping fingers as well as aligning cambium.  And portioning out seeds, and monitoring root formation on cuttings, inspecting buds, and reading garden guides.

This morning pupil size is back.  The computer screen looks brighter and more colorful. 

Back in business.  :-)    New lens, new muck boots, 2015 started very nice.

Comment by Randall Smith on January 6, 2015 at 7:58am

Daniel, I think I'l print your photo to scare away my rabbits! Cliche humor. Happy to receive a positive report on your eyes.

Six inches of the white stuff overnight. First of the season. I'm happy for the cover over my strawberry bed, especially since it's supposed to get REALLY cold the next few days.

Comment by Plinius on January 6, 2015 at 7:19am

I'm so glad you can see better, Daniel!

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 5, 2015 at 4:43pm

You're right, Daniel, the Steller's go crazy over peanuts. When I put some out in the feeders they start flocking around even before I clear out. The scrub jays love them too.

Comment by Patricia on January 5, 2015 at 4:32pm

Thanks Bertold!

Comment by Daniel W on January 5, 2015 at 4:29pm
Joan, if your side of the state has similar bird species to here, you would have a lot of Steller's Jay. My book says they like all berries, and also like hazelnuts and peanuts. They are also said to be good insectivores.
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 5, 2015 at 4:28pm

Patricia - I'd be glad to send you one of my vinegar starts and you could try grafting it onto your totato.

 

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