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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: 173
Latest Activity: 5 hours ago

Welcome to Eden!

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

Good plants that volunteer.

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Ceil 5 hours ago. 14 Replies

Air-pots

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Daniel W May 2. 2 Replies

Air-pots

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud May 2. 1 Reply

Rooftop Gardens

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Apr 3. 20 Replies

How to Make a Food Forest Suburb

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Apr 1. 1 Reply

Fantastic Fungi - a film by Louie Schwartzberg

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 28. 1 Reply

Michael Pollan On Joel Salatin's Polyface Farm

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Randall Smith Mar 22. 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 May 11, 2015 at 7:37am

Interesting, Daniel. I think I'll pass, however. I prefer the "real" ones I find in nature.

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 11, 2015 at 7:06am

Daniel, how much did the mushrooms cost?  Are there instructions for using those as starters to grow more?

It looks like they're black instead of white, as the box shows.  Do they change color as they increase in size?

I'm going shopping Wednesday, so I'll check with my local Home Depot to see if they have any.  If they do, I'll ask them the same questions, if the box doesn't answer them.

Comment by Daniel W on May 10, 2015 at 7:33pm

They had these at Home Depot. Not exactly gardening - cut the package open, soak in water, and keep it warm and moist. According to the label, there should be a good crop of oyster mushrooms in 10 days. Today they really started growing.

These are the tomato plants I started in April. They are ready to plant outside. The soil outside is around 60F which is plenty warm. I had to de-weed a raised bed, took too much effort. Now the tomato plants are settled in. Tomatoes are one of my favorite home grown fruits, and I love growing them from seeds. So now, I have 1/2 of a raised bed for strawberries, another 1/2 for peppers, one for tomatoes, and one for beans. Just planted seeds for squashes - a bunch of varieties, winter and summer types. Next - maybe corn and melons. Maybe.

Comment by Plinius on May 10, 2015 at 7:37am

I think the other way around, perhaps because I never had much room. I go to the garden centre looking for a plant that would be happy in such and such a place. It works!

Comment by Randall Smith on May 10, 2015 at 7:31am

I'm like you, Spud, trying to find the ideal spot for a tree or bush. I've run out of places. I find new volunteer seedlings all the time--oak, redbud, peach, apple, and the ubiquitous silver maple (and ash). I hate killing them, but otherwise....

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 9, 2015 at 3:52pm

Spud, your garden grows more interesting all the time. A stroll through it, picking what is ripe and eating it and finding more treasures as you ramble through will keep you so healthy, you will live to a ripe old age with dignity and pride. What a life! 

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 9, 2015 at 11:45am

Thanks Don.  I'll check around.

Comment by Don on May 9, 2015 at 11:43am

No need to buy rhubarb plants, Spud, not if you know anyone who grows it.  The plants benefit from dividing every four or five years or so, and the gardeners I know love to give it away. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 9, 2015 at 11:12am

The thought of freshly cut asparagus tingles my taste buds. 

Don, your garden space looks beautiful each season. Your visitor knows quality when he sees it. 

I will check my rhubarb when I visit my home tomorrow. Rhubarb sauce, a favorite of mine. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 9, 2015 at 11:11am

I have more room for a garden than you do Chris, but not near as much room as I would like. 

To make more room, I'm going to prune-out most of the cheap, poor-tasting blackberries from Wal-Mart, that are taking-over the garden, and if they don't taste any better this year, I'll take them all out.

I've just realized that the best place for my pomegranate is on the south side of my white storage shed, between the white house and wooden fence.  That should keep it warm in the spring and summer and fall.  For winter, it should be relatively easy to built a greenhouse, using the house, shed, and fence as part of the structure.

 

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