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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

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

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Larry yesterday. 8 Replies

Gardening in central Texas "pan" soil

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Barbara Livingston yesterday. 3 Replies

An Old Lady's Hugelkultur Bed

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

Permaculture Concept. Bill Mollison

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

My south garden 1993 & 2013

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

Permaculture, Ben Falk

Started by Joan Denoo Nov 30. 0 Replies

Permaculture, Bill Mollison

Started by Joan Denoo Nov 16. 0 Replies

Plant Labels

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

Design with Nature

Started by Joan Denoo Nov 6. 0 Replies

Sepp Holzer´s Permaculture

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Barbara Livingston Nov 6. 1 Reply

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Comment by Daniel W on December 13, 2014 at 10:20am

By the way, Southern Exposure Seed Exchange also has an amazing variety of historic and open pollinated varieties.  THey mail their catalog, and it can also be viewed as pdf.

Comment by Daniel W on December 13, 2014 at 10:13am

Amy, do you use dessicant to keep them dry, or just in ziplocks?

Last year I organized my old seeds in a box like a little file cabinet.   I should go through those before buying any more.

3 acres sounds like a nice size.  Clay is usually very risk in minerals, I think, just needs the amendments like you are doing for sponginess and till.  Mine is clay too, so I opted for raised beds and adding lots of compost.  Chickens are a big help too.

In OK you can probably grow great okra.  I have been on a "mission" to grow my own okra.  The only way I can figure in Pacific NW is in containers, and half of that time inside.  The Burpee hybrid "Baby Bubba" is good for container due to short height.   

Comment by Amy on December 13, 2014 at 10:07am
Daniel, freezing does work well for me. Basements aren't common in Oklahoma due to our very clay soil, although the old foggies had root cellars, which I plan on building for myself in the near future. We are only gargardening a small plot currently, but we have plans to expand this year. We have a little over 3 acres so we have room to expand. My tomatoes and peppers did well in my flower garden on the south side of my house this summer, better than they ever did in the garden. Our soil is not that great on our homestead, but I've been working with it for about 4 ywars with amendments, and this past year was the best we've had.
Comment by Daniel W on December 13, 2014 at 9:55am

Does freezing work well for you?  I keep old seeds in my cool dry basement, many last for 5 years or more.  You are right about not knowing what to choose.  Even with 2 acres, time and effort limit me.

Comment by Daniel W on December 13, 2014 at 9:54am

Amy, I just got it - could not stop looking at the photos.  Just beautiful.  I think 2015 will be the year of the squashes!

Comment by Amy on December 13, 2014 at 9:53am
Daniel, I have a whole box of seeds from them in my freezer. ... I'm pretty sure I have more than 100 varieties lol its hard to choose bc you want everything
Comment by Amy on December 13, 2014 at 9:52am
Yes, rareseeds.com is amazing! I look forward to getting theither catalog every new year.
Comment by Daniel W on December 13, 2014 at 9:52am

p.s.  at the bottom of that catalog link, they have one that you can page through to browse - but the image is small for my eyes. 

Comment by Daniel W on December 13, 2014 at 9:51am

This is the most amazing catalog - beautiful photos, incredible varieties.  I grew some of their seeds last year.  I wish I could order a hundred varieties from them

Barbara, I'm so glad you are OK!  I drove a Yaris rental - really nice car.  My pickup is a 2000 Mazda B series compact truck.  It's been handy.  Nothing fancy.  Seconding Randall's recommendation to have a liner.  I've hauled tons of compost, bark mulch, pavers, trees, bricks, house remodel stuff...  but no idea what is out there or what is best.

Comment by Barbara Livingston on December 13, 2014 at 8:28am

Randall, I'm okay just feel like I've had my bell rung very loud. :) On my way to chiropractor after I pick up rental car. My little Yaris didn't win the round with the big pickup, but no blood or broken bones were involved. As the cop at the scene said "it did what it was suppose to do", meaning the car withstood the impact and I'm alive.

I looked at local Toyota dealership website and all they had was really big trucks. Thanks so much for info on Nissan. I'll look at them. I'll definitely have to get a used one. My insurance covers a replacement vehicle but, not sure how much "replacement". 

As much as I liked my little car, I would be very happy with a little truck. I really need a load of dirt and I've been trying to figure out how to get it without paying $100 delivery for $40 worth of dirt!  Trashing my car to get a truck wasn't part of the plan. lol 

BTW, talked to my friend after accident, she said "your guardian angel was watching over you!". I took a deep breath and said "well, I don't know about that" and moved on.  grrrrrr. 

 

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