New Chickens & Garden Update

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Yesterday we added four new chickens to our flock.  They are 10 weeks old, 2 Easter Eggers & a silver-laced Wyandotte & a gold-laced Wyandotte.  While we have 5 other chickens, only one is laying regularly, and two others sporadically.  We’ll be glad when these girls start laying.

The garden is growing well with the rain we’ve had in June after a dry May. Squash plants are starting to take off, the broccoli, kale & cabbages are getting big.  We’ve had a few early strawberries.

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First planting of peas didn’t germinate well, so the rest were started much later.   Corn is about a foot tall.  The lettuce row in the back is a bit out of control as the cold frame greens go to seed.  I’ll need to get in there soon and clear out and do another planting.Junegarden5

Pototoes have been hilled up.  I have melons under the hoop frame and sweet potato slips under the other row cover.Junegarden2

My early started tomatoes are blooming and setting fruit.  The later planting are starting to get more established.

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Some peppers actually set fruit before I transplanted them out this year.  We may have some hot peppers soon.Junegarden1

So far I’m liking the results of my experiment with plastic mulch and straw in the paths.  Everything is growing well and seems to be much more weed-free.

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2 Responses to New Chickens & Garden Update

  1. Daphne says:

    The garden looks great. And the new chickens are cute. I hope they lay well for you soon.

  2. marcia says:

    Wow! tomatoes have fruit! I don’t think I have any yet. Best look among the leaves a bit closer next time I’m in there. Did the old lady hens accept the new chickens?

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