Saturday, August 13, 2011

Time to move the Chooks

The system is that the chooks should be moved every 2 weeks. They have been on this circle now for a couple of months. I have supplemented the weeds with 2 bales of pea straw and a bale of lucerene hay. It is the lowest point in the garden and given the flood plain status......I am keen to raise the ground level.
They have done a fantastic job of knocking down the weeds and spent plants.....Just to give you an idea, here is a photo of the circle before the chooks.

Quite amazing work.
I am ready to fill up the cleared and fertilized circle with cos lettuce, mizuna, rocket and spring onions.
With spring just weeks away I am very keen to plant, plant, plant, but I am running out of space.
Shelia keeps a good eye on me when I am out there.
I am keeping a good eye on this Mullberry tree. It is loaded and I look forward to the sweet treats as I walk past during summer. Last year it had 2 lots of fruit finishing just after Easter.
There will be no shortage of self seeded Rocket in this garden.
They are always the strongest seedlings and don't seem to mind me moving them to the latest cleared circle.
Come on spring!

1 comment:

Annie said...

Lots happening there Jayne. Mum going home in the morning. Still very wet and cold here. Just little spots of gardening here and there between showers at the moment.