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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: 170
Latest Activity: 20 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

Discussion Forum

Gardening in central Texas "pan" soil

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Daniel W 20 hours ago. 2 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

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

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Comment by Randall Smith on June 10, 2014 at 7:38am

I love garden/yard/patio pictures. Inspirational.

Cenek, I been in Hutchinson KS. Spent 3 hours in the "Space" museum (5 yrs ago). WOW!

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 8, 2014 at 10:55pm

Cary's video of our back garden May 5, 2014

Comment by king on June 8, 2014 at 7:43pm
Well I got some cutting from an uncle he's a bigger garden nut then me I not know what they are just apples peaches and cherries starting cutting tonight going to have a lot of them so cross my fingers and find out
Comment by Čenek Sekavec on June 8, 2014 at 4:00pm

That tree is very lovely

Comment by Daniel W on June 8, 2014 at 3:45pm

Randall, excellent news!  Rain just when you need it.

king, I don't know if this helps.  I have read a number of references stating that peaches from seed usually come out similar to their parents.  Peaches are not as hybridized as some fruits, so are not as unpredictable.  My grandfather grew his peaches from seeds, although that was a different era.  So maybe, you could find some you like and grow from seed.  The disadvantage is it takes quite a number of years before they start bearing.   I have some peach seedlings, volunteers.   I don't know if they will produce, but I like growing stuff.

Ning with tree in my front yard, Windmill Palm also known as Chusan Palm also known as Chinese Windmill Palm.  Trachycarpus fortunei.  This tree has survived winters below 10 F.  Last year it got down to 8 F.  Its one of the most cold hardy palms.  14 years old.

Comment by Randall Smith on June 8, 2014 at 7:23am

An inch of rain overnight will do wonders to my garden--including weeds! Everything's up and looking good, except parsnips. I finally got some sweet potatoes planted.

Comment by king on June 6, 2014 at 11:17am
I was just thinking if you did could I get the stick you remove
Comment by Randall Smith on June 6, 2014 at 7:28am

Thanks Joan. You got me--whites taste a far cry better!

King, I hate to admit it, except for my apricot tree pruning I did this winter, I seldom prune my fruit trees. Two reasons: they look awful and it just causes them to sprout more "suckers". Oh yes, plus I'm lazy and don't like ladders!

Comment by king on June 5, 2014 at 12:51pm
Randall do your peach trees but chance need some purning this summer
Comment by Joan Denoo on June 5, 2014 at 8:49am

Randall, I need a definition of your sentence:

"They taste a far cry from the yellow ones." Does that mean far cry better or worse than yellow ones? 

I very much enjoy following your gardening experiences. You have helpful information; lots of humor to lighten the day, as well. 

 

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