Godless in the garden


Godless in the garden

Welcome to gardeners, growers of veggies, fruits, flowers, and trees, backyard hen enthusiasts, worm farmers, & composters!

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Welcome to Eden!

If you like to dig in the dirt, grow flowers, putter around the yard, dig in the kitchen garden, raise backyard hens, or just like daydreaming about the garden, this is the place.

Many topics have been discussed in the archive.  Revive a topic by adding your 2¢ or start a new topic.

Everyone likes photos of the garden, so if you like to share photos of your prize dahlia, your favorite hen, or your first tomato, go right ahead!

Discussion Forum

Soils need nourishment to create healthy plants

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by k.h. ky on Tuesday. 1 Reply

Tomato Growing Topics & Tips

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by k.h. ky on Tuesday. 3 Replies

Change the world one yard at a time

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Randall Smith on Tuesday. 3 Replies

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Comment by Plinius on February 19, 2015 at 1:14am

Have fun, Patricia!

Comment by Daniel W on February 18, 2015 at 10:14pm

Bertold B, I've been wondering about whether my neighbors small children will be a temptation for the owls.  But they have 7, so I'm not sure they will miss any. 

Randy, It's similar.  I'm just going to do it for WA state.  If you get an owl box, maybe they will use it!

Signs of Spring.  A bit earlier than I expected.  There could still be a big freeze.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on February 18, 2015 at 9:56am

I've got owls nearby. I can often hear them at night. They make me a little nervous though because they look at small dogs and think What foods these morsels be.

Comment by Randall Smith on February 18, 2015 at 7:50am

Daiel, I have been "certified" by the Nat. Wildlife Soc. for having a backyard habitat. Is that the same thing?

Regarding owls, every once in a blue moon, I hear one. Wish I had a pair close by.

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 17, 2015 at 11:02am

Barn Owls sound like a good animal to encourage when one has a rodent problem.

Comment by Daniel W on February 17, 2015 at 10:38am

Don that is perfect for the occasion.

Comment by Don on February 17, 2015 at 10:11am

Our dawdling amaryllis finally bloomed in time for Valentine's Day.

Comment by Daniel W on February 17, 2015 at 9:36am

Those are beautiful camelias.

I transplanted mine 2 years ago and it has been gradually dying.  I think they don't like being transplanted.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on February 17, 2015 at 9:14am

Atheist camelias coming out

Comment by Daniel W on February 17, 2015 at 8:53am

Create a certified Backyard Wildlife Habitat.

In Washington State, where I live, Backyard Nature Habitat can be certified and a sign installed, to inform others.  Pesky neighbors, who might object to the lessor degree of fastidious neat lawn and lack of backyard chemical warfare, might read the sign and gradually be more accepting, and the next generation better informed.

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Separate topic, but someone interested in one might be interested in the other....

For pest control, there is a movement to install barn owl boxes.

From UK, some instructions.  In the US, you can buy - expensive - Barn Owl Boxes for breeding, to replace lost habitat.  You can build your own, or have a family handy-person or neighbor do it for you.   Barn owls kill and eat up to 2,000 mice, rats, voles, rabbits per pair of owls, per year.  Missouri- "Barn owls are considered to be our most beneficial owl, owing to their appetite for animal pests. One once was observed delivering 16 mice, three gophers, a rat and a squirrel to a nest within 25 minutes. An endangered species in Missouri, the barn owl is found worldwide, nesting almost totally in buildings in the Old World and in hollow trees and burrows in much of the western United States."

Map below is worldwide distribution for barn owls.  Images from wikipedia.


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