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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: 7 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

Stressed Bees

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Patricia Feb 12. 2 Replies

Permaculture U. of Mass

Started by Joan Denoo Jan 16. 0 Replies

"All I want for christmas is....."

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Larry Dec 26, 2014. 8 Replies

Gardening in central Texas "pan" soil

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Barbara Livingston Dec 25, 2014. 3 Replies

An Old Lady's Hugelkultur Bed

Started by Barbara Livingston. Last reply by Randall Smith Dec 10, 2014. 3 Replies

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Comment by Patricia on February 18, 2015 at 10:28pm

That's a refreshing photo Daniel.

I'm thrilled out of my little mind....Rick put the batteries back in my scooter so I can get out of pris......uh........the house.

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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