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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 Don on August 24, 2014 at 8:22am

Corn will mature at a predictable rate following pollination.  If the plantings were close enough to one another so that they could all tassel out within a couple weeks of each other and so be pollinated when ready, they'd mature together.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 24, 2014 at 8:00am

Gardening is mysterious Randy.  Perhaps the corn maturing at nearly the same time is because the ones planted after it was warmer, grew faster and matured faster.

Comment by Randall Smith on August 24, 2014 at 7:13am

Speaking of loaded branches, one of my two fruit bearing persimmon trees has an overabundance of the honey colored gems. Limbs are drooping and, I'm afraid, will begin breaking off. I've already had to prop up the whole tree with a 2 by 6 15' board. And the strange thing is, the other tree has just a few persimmons on it. I have no explanation.

It's like my sweet corn: I staggered plantings 5 weeks apart, but the whole plot seemed to mature at nearly the same time. Another mystery of nature.

Comment by Daniel W on August 23, 2014 at 5:55pm
Joan I love those changes too! The hobeybees love sedum, and I moved 2 big clumps of sedum to Battleground yard for them. The borage, next to the sedum, is almost done, so they are moving to their next treat.

We just had some Asian pears. So juicy! I played the bee with tem this spring, before my bees came, and used s paintbrush to pollinate from other pears. For the first time, the branches are loaded and almost breaking. A few more plums to eat, then cone apples.
Comment by Joan Denoo on August 23, 2014 at 5:09pm

Burning bushes begin the color change, as do the sedum 'Autumn joy'. Concord grapes just begin the color change. The mountain ash is loaded with bright orange berries.  My tomatoes are so red and almost ready for harvest. My favorite time of year!

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 22, 2014 at 10:22am

That's an interesting selection of tomatoes Daniel.  One of these years I'll try some kinds other than settling for the volunteer ones that pop-up every year.

Comment by Randall Smith on August 22, 2014 at 8:07am

Not only are tomatoes delicious, but they're so good for you. And so many varieties to grow and taste. I love the little cherries, especially the "chocolate" ones. Your photo, Daniel, makes my mouth water!

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 22, 2014 at 12:24am

Daniel, those are beauties! Wonderful crop. You deserve to be very proud. 

Comment by Daniel W on August 21, 2014 at 9:25pm

The tomatoes are Cherokee Purple, SuperSweet 1000, Sungold, Lemon Boy, and one I forget. I had a Better Boy earlier. It did not survive to be photographed. Possibly my best crop ever.



This okra is "Burgundy", an open-pollinated heirloom. I'm getting a few pods a day from about 10 plants. I love growing these kitchen crops.
Comment by Daniel W on August 19, 2014 at 8:02am
Spud and Joan, That rose of sharon is a seedling that grew volunteer from a pink one. I am always planting volunteer shrubs and trees to see what happens.

Plinius that does sound good, sauerkraut with blue cheese and mushrooms. I also like it on rye bread with swiss cheese, onions, and thousand island dressing, grilled.
 

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