Sunday, May 29, 2011
Here's a short video of me talking about my plants. I recorded another one but it was kinda long so this one is the shorter version:)
So the "Teas" I talk about are really easy and GREAT for your plants! Take rabbit pellets, chicken, cow, or rabbit manure, alfalfa hay, or compost and fill a 5 gallon bucket about 1/5 of the was full and then fill the rest with water. Let it steep for 3 days and then pour at ground level to give your plants a good nutritious drink:) Organic Too!!!!
Here's the longer version of the video if you are interested:)
Monday, May 23, 2011
1. Start when they are very little chicks by using a call while you put out their food. (I use 3 high pitched whistles like in the video because that was a sound I heard the chicks make when they would get separated)
2. Make the call every time you come outside with treats! (tomato, strawberry and lettuce ends are some of my girls favorites:)
3. Try to get them to stop following you long enough to get a video of you calling them;)
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Why Mulch? Mulching your soil keeps is cooler. Instead of the sun beating down on your soil and heating up the roots it has a 4 to six inch layer of mulch to get through. It also helps your soil retain water longer. Here's my corn before mulching...
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
I have had to keep the Zucchini trimmed back some to keep it in the 4 by 4 foot space I've given it and the squash got planted later but is also starting to fill it's 4 by 4 space. When I first started seeing flowers I knew that they were either male female but I couldn't tell until which until I finally noticed a female flower. On the inside there are five little fingers like the one below.
To pollinate your flowers take a small soft paint brush to the center of the male flower and then lightly dust the pollen into the center of the female flower.
So far these plants are doing amazingly well and they are huge and beautiful! Not to mention the Zucchini is delicious;)