I truly find something to learn every day even though I have raised chickens 60 yrs most yrs we raised 3500 and loved doing the hard work it took to keep them clean and healthy I am a firm believer in natural probiotics and healthy feeding I also believe in feeding good dark greens for the vitamins and minerals in the CHICKENS Here is some good thoughts on the garden this yr I always used hydrated lime on the manure pile for composting as it kept the flies out of it and IS VERY GOOD for your garden In the fall when the garden is over be sure and take all tomato and potato vines and burn them in trash barrel Because they will cause a blight to be present in the garden then put 5 bags of epsom salts on a 50'x 50'space as it is very good for the soil also put a small bag of lime on it same size garden can be bought at any walmart garden center Till it in and leave for the winter moisture this fights the blight especially present in our type of colder climate then in spring apply the same amounts of epsom salts to the soil and till it in als add any chicken manure from your compost pile over the winter with hydrated lime layered on it. This helps the garden soil a lot when you plant the tomato plants be sure and dig hole to fit all of the stock of the tomato plant with plant in hole up to last leaves. This gives a good root system to grown on the plant. Also keeps it from breaking off plants from wind. South Dakota is famous for wind. Only 18 days a yr no wind back to planting tomatoes take and measure 4 more inches below where the plant is to be up to last leaves in this hole first put 1 cup of epsom salts and 2000 mg of calcium pills for humans and any fish fresh or fish skins and entrails now cover all this and put plant in up to last leaves and they will grow great and not get blight. We have so much cold weather we get blight I did not get blight in South Carolina but used the same method of growing large tomatoes Any tips from every one else is welcome.