got them last week
very nervous at first but now more confident - the hens that is not me
getting three eggs a day from three chickens
How are those Chickens working out for you? I hope everything is still going well.
all mine have either 2 or 3 cobs this year; I'd say about 2.75 on average.
Ok, here goes..........
Sweetcorn ended up being a total disaster, I only really got to eat around 5 or 6 good cobs, the chickens had the rest. I've no idea what went wrong but I can only think that I didn't give them enough water.
Chard did very well..... just didn't really get on with the taste.
Courgettes, I must of had over 200 no. by now..... and they are STILL going.
Cucumbers were ok..... not to many problems, reasonable yield
Tomatoes..... BIG problems. got hit bad by BLIGHT, looks like I should have given them a spray with a copper based fungiside, still ...... lessons learned.
Strawberries, only had the one flush but got some quality berries of them.... got loads of "runners" for next years plants. Currently nursing around 25 - 30 in the greenhouse to go in the ground fairly soon for next years crop.
Runner Beans, still going..... but really "stringy" this year ????
Leeks are still growing..... look like they're a little behind at the moment.
Beetroot did well..... need to grow more of this next year.
Carrots were ok in the tub..... but i did have to many in there so were there for very small, i'll not put as much seed in there next year
Potatoes ...... harrumph........ bad location.
Lettuces did OK.... had some nice ones.
Red onions...... got a little bit off them..... need to focus more heavly on these for next year
Got a few apples of the tree...... but not ripe yet so I cant really comment about these yet.
Eggs are still flowing...... getting around 4-5 per day.
Built a "table" out side the front gate a few days back, also planning on extending it...... this is going to be my son's "little shop front" and I'll let the neighbour use it as well. He'll buy items of me (obviously at a vastly reduced price), and he can mark up and sell them. hopefully it'll give him a basis to start learning on how to trade.
About to get ready for the big dig over.... I've still got problems with some weeds that keep springing up. the Chicken coup has also been extended.
Also got loads of rat holes around the veg patch, Jimi (My Golden retriever) has been helping out..... he's actually got a few...... but there are many holes.
Didn't get around to building the apple press, there's a lot more to it than I was expecting, so I've shelved this idea until next year.
Quite an experience to live in fear, isn't it? ..................... That's what it is to be a slave.
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