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Chickens Are Hard On Gardens

Laying Hens Confined During The Summer

As 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 because chickens can be so destructive. Chickens will destroy tomatoes,…

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…