Godless in the garden

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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 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

Permaculture U. of Mass

Started by Joan Denoo Jan 16. 0 Replies

"All I want for christmas is....."

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Larry Dec 26, 2014. 8 Replies

Gardening in central Texas "pan" soil

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Barbara Livingston Dec 25, 2014. 3 Replies

An Old Lady's Hugelkultur Bed

Started by Barbara Livingston. Last reply by Randall Smith Dec 10, 2014. 3 Replies

Permaculture Concept. Bill Mollison

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Dec 6, 2014. 2 Replies

My south garden 1993 & 2013

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Barbara Livingston Dec 1, 2014. 1 Reply

Permaculture, Ben Falk

Started by Joan Denoo Nov 30, 2014. 0 Replies

Permaculture, Bill Mollison

Started by Joan Denoo Nov 16, 2014. 0 Replies

Plant Labels

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Joan Denoo Nov 8, 2014. 21 Replies

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Comment by Joan Denoo on September 6, 2014 at 10:58pm

Barbara, may I caution you not to till the grass with your new tiller. You will have grass in the soil that will hound you for the next seven years. (That is a Farmer's Almanac claim, and who is to question the old farmer?). 

If you have some strong, young, ambitious people who are willing to take up the sod and remove it, you will have fine soil with which to work, with only an occasional grass root or seed that sprouts. 

One option is to use the sod somewhere it is wanted, or turn the sod upside down into a pile, cover it with black plastic and let it decompose into the nicest soil you could ever want. You just have to kill those grass roots and seeds. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 6, 2014 at 10:52pm

Just want to share with you the pictures of Laura's new terraces designed and created by Zac, my newest great-granddaughter's daddy. He cut the timbers, limbed and barked them and installed them.  

April 2014, Zac carved a slope into terraces.

Sept 2014, Zac finished buiding the terraces

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 6, 2014 at 11:38am

Comment by Daniel W on September 6, 2014 at 11:00am
Barbara that sounds like a great plan!
Comment by Plinius on September 6, 2014 at 10:00am

Seems a good dog, Barbara! I love animals - and people - with a will of their own.

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 6, 2014 at 7:23am

Sorry about your mosquito hell Randy.  I hate those buggers!  I've been on top of hills before where there was no standing water that I could detect for a mile, and still been covered with them the instant I stopped moving.  Uggg!

I could put-up with all the critters eating my garden in the country, but not mosquitoes!  That's why if I move to a warmer climate, it will be to another dry one.

Comment by Barbara Livingston on September 6, 2014 at 7:17am

Not awake yet, I mean Joan - not Ruth.

Comment by Barbara Livingston on September 6, 2014 at 7:17am

Ruth, I adopted Lily in late June at 7 lbs. thinking she was a maltese mix and 6 mos. old.. I quickly learned she was NOT maltese, but a 4 mo. old Chinese Crested Powder Puff mix - the mix being who knows what but her behavior indicates Jack Russell Terrier.  She is now 15.2 lbs and a very stubborn, feisty, and lovable piece of work!  Chews on my plants, digs holes, caught and killed a cowbird, has left her "mark" on door frames, chairs, bookcase, recliner, cell phone charger, and probably other things I don't even know about. Rescue dogs are the Best! 

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 6, 2014 at 7:14am

Oh, yes.  I forgot about grass!  A tiller is a huge time and aching back saver on grass!

Comment by Randall Smith on September 6, 2014 at 7:11am

Barbara, good luck with the new tiller. Even with a more powerful tiller, turning sod is difficult. Don't hurt your back.

My potatoes are the largest I've ever had. A rainy summer made the difference. Surprisingly, my onions were not so big. A major drawback to all the rain is the mosquito population. I have to take a bath in "Off" before entering the yard and garden. I have no standing water around--must be the farm fields.

 

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