Category Archives: starting seeds

Chicken Food Fence Update

The Beta version of the chicken food fence was up by August, but the crops sown in September did not fare well. First, the chickens watched me sow the seeds. Which means they knew something good was going on inside … Continue reading

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After the rain…sprouts and birds

It has finally, finally, rained. And so the cover crops I sowed last week are diligently sprouting. Yay! However, several feet of each row have been picked over by birds – plucking off the tender new leaves and pulling the … Continue reading

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How not to plant seeds

Last month I got lazy.  I put beans in the ground and then waited for it to rain.  Eventually it did.  Then I waited for the bean plants to emerge.  This should take 10-14 days.  Mine took longer and germination … Continue reading

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Building Cold Frames

Our living room is small. The past two springs I have rearranged all our furniture so that I could start seeds in trays by the south-facing window. For three months every year the main feature of our living room, and … Continue reading

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