Originally Posted by lisa523
I have nesting boxes that open from the outside, but they have always leaked. Water always gets inside no matter what I try to use to fix it. So IJust cover them with plastic year round and gather eggs by going inside.
I was thinking maybe a rubber seal? Like a tire tube for a hinge? Thanks a lot, now I'm thinking what a dumb idea...Lol! not your fault, just thinking what will work...Don't want leakage...
Originally Posted by wallaroo
Nothing in particular, just looking to learn generally about the climate, soil, growing season, what to expect, any special considerations, etc. I've lived in this zone before but we did not grow anything. Obviously I'll learn as a I go along, but after growing in the PNW I know it will be different! For instance, what overwinters well? I'll also want to be planning for building season extenders...
Thanks! I'll check out the thread as well. I've been mostly having a summer food garden, it feels really different to start thinking about storing and preserving but that's definitely a goal!
Oooh thank you for the tip! I love me some onions!
Awesome! I will definitely check these out. I love seed catalogs!
Cold, cold, and super cold winters, nothing in the garden 'overwinters' Everything will grow here pretty much, even sweet potatoes if you take special care of them, never tried them myself before but am this next growing season. Get everything early growing, quick to bear, tomatoes especially, or you'll have them just starting to turn red by fall and end up with nothing but green tomatoes. Early Girls have done great for me, trying a couple heritage breeds this coming yr, bloody butcher and Alaskan fancy. Peas do great, plant them as soon as the ground thaws, they hate hot weather, same with spinach. Everything else I wait for Memorial Day, it's the 'kicker' here, after Memorial Day everything is safe. Never tried Kale before though, it might overwinter, super surprised with it, growing a big bed of blue curled vates kale, eating it for months now. Knock the snow and ice off it and it still looks like it is growing, crazy hardy plants, chickens love it also. All depends on your soil also, we have rocks with some soil. I built up a bed and did great with carrots this yr, 50 plus pounds from one small packet of Danvers half longs, super fragrant and sweet.
Originally Posted by Gramma Chick
Ive not heard of using poop boards with deep litter ...with deep litter ...you stir it so the poop goes to the bottom ..
If its falling on poop boards ....I wouldn't think you would need to stir it
How about Quiche ....that is my favorite egg for supper meal ..
I would sure like to see you do that ...
Hi Annie !
Yeah, noo pooop boards for deep litter. Throw some scratch in there, they mix it up! Don't worry about it either, chickens are OK with their poop, they will paw and scratch it up when it thaws.
Edited by Beer can - 1/18/16 at 10:30pm