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Chickens Are Hard On Gardens

Laying Hens Confined During The Summer

I Keep My Laying Hens Confined For Most Of The SummerAs much as I love to watch chickens in the yard I confine my laying hens during most of the summer. I hate to keep the hens cooped up, but free range chickens and unfenced vegetable or flower gardens are a recipe for disaster. That’s…

First Year Poppies

First Year Poppies

Last August I sowed seed for red poppies. Poppies are hardy perennial plants that readily start from seed. The secret to successful germination is to broadcast the seed in late summer and  just barely cover the seed with soil; tamp the soil and keep the seed plot well watered. I’ll carefully thin and transplant the…

How To Plant Or Move Daffodils

Daffodils By Stone Fence

All Spring Flowering Bulbs Should Be Planted In The Fall   Daffodils are a popular and carefree springtime perennial flower. Their blooming is a sign that winter has come to a close. Daffodils will tolerate a wide range of growing conditions and are not bothered by deer, moles or other garden pests. When choosing a…