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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

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 Barbara Livingston on April 8, 2015 at 5:17pm

Randall, did you put salt in the water prior to adding beans? I've always been told to not add salt until AFTER the beans are cooked otherwise they will remain hard. 

Comment by Patricia on April 8, 2015 at 3:31pm

Have a great trip, Randy.

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 8, 2015 at 3:22pm

Randy, that's surprising that you can't get kidney beans to soften at an altitude of 850 feet.  I thought the problem was at high altitudes, like my 4500 feet.  Have you tried a pressure cooker?

I just put in a seed order at Seed Savers Exchange for celery, a lettuce mixture, yellow crook-neck, amish pie squash (pumpkin), charentais melon, amish melon, and small shining light watermelon.  

I've tried none of those before except the yellow crook. 

Comment by Randall Smith on April 7, 2015 at 7:44am

Barbara, I can't help you on the goji bush info. My plant is only just starting up--if not dead. But I didn't realize it grew that big!

Spud, I used to grow kidney beans, but haven't for several years. I could never get them to soften up, despite soaking and cooking for hours.

FYI, I'll be "off the air" for two weeks starting Thurs., Apr 9. I'm taking my computer into the "shop" to be cleaned up while I'm cruising down the Danube. Hope I don't miss anything too important here!

Comment by Patricia on April 6, 2015 at 9:00pm

What a neat story!

Comment by Barbara Livingston on April 6, 2015 at 8:45pm

Joan, just tooooo funny. Loved it. Works both ways and about many things or at least that is what I discovered. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 6, 2015 at 8:27pm

SMILE A HUSBAND DREAMS OF BACKYARD CHICKENSBY DAVID LANSING

"The best advice I ever got about my decision to raise chickens came from my daughter Paige. When I told her I was going to build a coop while her mom was out of town, she said, 'Build the coop. But don't get the chickens. Give her time.'"

Comment by k.h. ky on April 6, 2015 at 6:10pm
Barbara, I totally agree with that! As a cancer and stomach medicine it has proven to provide tremendous benefits. It's also beneficial for seizures in some instances. I don't enjoy the buzz anymore. I wish I lived in a state where the cbd's could be used without the high thc content.
Between the money the prison systems make and the pharmaceutical companies it will be years before it's acknowledged as a medicine throughout the United States.
On the gardening side it is a plant that I find amazing.
Comment by Barbara Livingston on April 6, 2015 at 3:58pm

Kathy, IMHO the 'herb' provides income for our prison system and as long as it does it won't be legal. A friend has breast cancer and is using it to endure chemo - small hit and she feels better. I'd be happy to grow some for her.  

Spud, I did not know that about kidney or butter beans. My gosh, learn something new everyday! 

Comment by k.h. ky on April 6, 2015 at 1:34pm
I used to grow some awesome herb. I know many of you don't agree with it but it's an awesome plant to watch growing. The last time the helicopter buzzed my place, three years ago, I had to give it up. I enjoyed the growing process. Ky is natural climate for it.
 

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