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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: 169
Latest Activity: 5 hours ago

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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

Sentient Biped's Garden Blog. Happy to add a different feed if there are suggestions.

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Comment by Randall Smith on March 17, 2015 at 7:38am

Oh, I forgot. I've been spreading my last autumn's pile of horse manure on the garden. The pile is still frozen in the middle, even after several days in the 60's!  Too early to plant anything yet.

Comment by Randall Smith on March 17, 2015 at 7:36am

Regarding ash on the garden, I'm just the opposite. My garden is very alkaline. While I have plenty of wood ash, that's the last place I'll toss it. I take it out to the surrounding fields. After all, they put lime on every year.

Comment by Daniel W on March 16, 2015 at 10:50pm

I don't believe the whole video, but I do recycle wood ashes by spreading them very thinly in the vegetable garden, lawn, around trees, and orchard area.  My soil is acidic, so can handle a few ashes.

Comment by k.h. ky on March 16, 2015 at 3:09pm
Daniel, Lol. But I believe most of us would be far to soft hearted to harm one.
I found Joans drought map very interesting and she nailed where I am on it.
I'm going to read up on wood chips when I get a chance. Right now it's volleyball season for the girls and I'm busy with them four or five nights a week.
Comment by Daniel W on March 16, 2015 at 2:20pm
Kathy

I have heard about dryer sheets for deer. I dont know if they work. Almost nothing other than fencing or dogs, seems to work around here. If you try it I would love to hear the result.

I suggested to someone they should try planting marijuana as a deer deterrent hedge. The deer might eat it, then just kind of hang out and relax. Then you could sneak up on one with a baseball bat and bop it on the head. venison time!
Comment by Idaho Spud on March 16, 2015 at 12:01pm

Finally got a little ambitious and chopped-out most of the weeds in my yard.  Maybe I'll plant peas tomorrow. 

Comment by k.h. ky on March 16, 2015 at 11:42am
Has anyone ever heard of using dryer sheets to deter deer? I heard about it on a tv episode where police mentioned that growers use them to keep deer from eating the marijuana. I wonder where they would put them and how many of them.
Just found this interesting and worth a try for those whohave pproblems with deer.
Comment by k.h. ky on March 15, 2015 at 11:42pm
Well that was confusing. Ky does of course join Indiana. I meant the top of the drought map reads '' drought removal''.
This little pad causes me to make a lot of errors.
@Daniel I'm glad you feel better.
Joan, happy your spirits have improved too. Mine always improve with the weather :)
Comment by k.h. ky on March 15, 2015 at 11:32pm
Joan, that's a good guess. I'm on one of the little tips that, almost, joins In. Temps came up Friday and we had two days of heavy rain. I have good drainage. The sun came out today and it warmed to 71. I spent several hours pulling weeds and checking for new growth. The butterfly weeds are peeping through the ground. So are the bleeding hearts. The daffodils will be in full bloom in a day or so. The crocuses have bloomed and the hyacinths won't be far behind.
I thinned one patch of bee balm and transplanted another. I pruned a couple of ornamental grasses and have several more to do. I tried to turn the smaller compost heap but found it to wet. By tomorrow it should have drained enough to turn.
And best of all, I helped my nine year old gdaughter bury a small time capsule I figure the 'time' for it to come up will be next week. Lol
Comment by Joan Denoo on March 15, 2015 at 11:07pm

Daniel, I am so sorry to learn that you did not have the shingles and pneumonia shots. I wish you could have my medical  teams for your doctors. 

I went back and reread my statement and I owe you a big apology. I implied you had physical fatigue and I had mental. That is exactly incorrect. You have both physical and mental fatigue and I did not mean to discount your experience at all. I wrote unwisely. 

I am glad to learn that changing your meds from pm to am helps with the control of aspiration but am sad to learn your fatigue and nausea cause you more distress. I don't suppose moving to several days a week of work is a possibility? 

Thankfully, you have your GIST group to help you keep up to date on what needs attention. 

If that Drought Outlook Map is accurate, it may mean you will have more drought. Interesting how the drought relief seems to be coming along the northern edge of the "Drought Intensifies" boundary. 

I'm glad we have the advice of Linda Chalker-Scott. 

 

 

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