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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

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Comment by Randall Smith on April 6, 2015 at 8:30am

Barbara, I seriously doubt if I get any fruit from the chewed down blackberry canes. Next year I'll fence them in.  My mole trap is supposed to kill them with spring loaded spikes. My usual method is to tramp down their runs and patiently wait for movement, then shovel them up and bang them on the noggin (sorry).  I have pesky voles, too. Not so easy to catch.

I think my goji plant is dead--no buds seen. :(

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 5, 2015 at 11:48am

Oooh, those Tayberries made my mouth water.  I think I'll plant one of them and other kinds of berries where my blackberries are now.

The kind of blackberries I have now are not the ones I remember loving so much.  These are not near as good.

Comment by Plinius on April 5, 2015 at 11:43am

I've enjoyed this book very much: http://www.amystewart.com/books/wicked-plants/ and realized that very many dangerous plants live in America. But there are enough plants to poison to your heart's content over here too. No, I have no plans, but I enjoy the info and the book is well written and beautifully illustrated.

Comment by Plinius on April 5, 2015 at 11:36am

What a wonderful tree! I never heard of it before. Something for your garden, Barbara?

Here are pics of the tayberry - it might be some time before mine shows fruit...

https://www.google.nl/search?q=tayberry&biw=1573&bih=765&am...

Comment by Barbara Livingston on April 5, 2015 at 8:54am

Can you imagine having this in your backyard?!

Jabuticaba

Comment by Barbara Livingston on April 5, 2015 at 8:45am

Chris, your Tayberry sounds interesting and a fun thing to add to your roofttop garden! Once it begins to grow I would really like to see pictures of the fruit.

Patricia, I agree with edible bargains. I simply love bargains and plants I get for free - so enjoyable when they grow. It's better than found money. 

Randall, :( sorry about your blackberry canes. This is my first time planting blackberries - will yours grow back enough to have fruit this summer?  I planted thornless canes hoping to avoid the pain you had to endure.

Funny how I actually bought, and keep spending money on housing for, two adorable little rabbits and you are fighting their relatives along with moles. I have voles in my yard - mysterious creatures - I never see them, just the little holes they make. Do I dare ask what you are doing with the moles you catch in your traps? 

We have rain again today!  It's been so long since we have actually had Spring rains that it almost seems unusual. Everything is absolutely green.  Definitely won't exceed WA, but its lovely, and my plants are enjoying the heck out of it.  

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 5, 2015 at 8:23am

Barbara, Daniel beat me to it, but I'll repeat.  Your yard is beautiful.    Sounds like a healthy tree.

Joan, it sounds like a wonderful time with your family.

Randy, I hope the trap is effective at getting rid of those underground critters.

Chris, those bargains sound like a good addition to your garden.

Comment by Randall Smith on April 5, 2015 at 7:41am

Enjoyable reading all your reports. Rabbits chewed down all my blackberry canes over the winter. 

I rolled my yard this past week, mostly to mash down all the mole runs and hills. Of course, they reactivated them right away. I finally bought and am using a trap. Moles are now in my garden, and that ain't good.

Comment by Patricia on April 5, 2015 at 1:42am

Bargains are always welcome, especially if you can eat them!

Comment by Plinius on April 5, 2015 at 1:28am

How good to read all your plans and projects! Yesterday I salvaged three plants from an outlet that was about to close, and they looked quite good when I unpacked them. Two blackcurrants and a tayberry - a hybrid between raspberry and bramble. Very small but they cost almost nothing, and it's exciting to see what such a find can do!

 

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