BYC gardening thread!!

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by Mr MKK FARMS, Mar 7, 2013.

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  3. Have in the past

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  1. chiklee

    chiklee Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG]I put my radish greens in my salads to give it spark do you? Or do you just feed them to the chickens?
     
  2. LordStark

    LordStark Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes they're French breakfast radishes. They're very easy to grow and mature fairly quickly. Next time I'll space them out a bit more and see if that improves the size.
    I haven't been eating the leaves, been feeding them to the chooks. But I think I'll have a taste.
     
  3. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Flock Master

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    I LOVE french breakfast radishes. I love to slice them thin, and put a dab of peanut butter between each 2 slices. Super yummy!!! I always buy a big packet of seeds, and use a sprinkling of seeds as row markers with just about everything I plant. I never do a dedicated planting of radish. Also, the young seed pods are tasty. My girls have been eating all of the seed pods during the past week or so, and there are a lot of them b/c I let a LOT of radishes go to seed.
     
  4. Evewon

    Evewon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I haven't cut anything back yet so I'll just take the bee balm straight to the compost pile just to be safe.
     
  5. City farm

    City farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks great. Love that you post photos
     
  6. Evewon

    Evewon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you all think about feeding Mums to chickens? I know that some organic insecticides are made with pyrethrins which is derived from Chrysanthemums. I have a ton of Mums I use as annuals this time of year and thought they might be a nice snack for the girls when the flowers stop looking so nice. Thanks!
     
  7. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    Hmmm... Mine ate fox glove with no problems. I don't know.
     
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  8. City farm

    City farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Does anyone have their property registered threw the National Wildlife Federation?
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  9. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Flock Master

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    Mums for chickens: I wouldn't worry about them snacking on them if they were free ranging. But, I wouldn't put them in the run where there is not a lot of other forage for them to choose to eat. I think the resins in mums are too high to be a safe green plant for heavy snacking.
     
  10. Evewon

    Evewon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! Definitely makes sense!
     

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