- Jun 16, 2010
Hi all. I finally cleared about 1/4 an acre just to the west of my chicken house (you can see it in the upper right part of the image) and planted our garden. Along the north side (left side of screen) are my raspberries which get about 8 hours of sun and a little shade in the afternoon to help sweeten the berries and I have a little box planter of Cascade hops along each pole. The middle areas are the veggies and the south (right side of the screen) are my grapes, figs and kiwis. Back behind the chicken house where you see the gate is my asparagus and some small raised beds of greens, herbs onions etc (basically anything I don't want destroyed if the chickens jump the smaller fence. Right now I have about 50 tomato plants, 40 peppers, 25 watermelon plants, 100 dragon tongue beans, 250 crowns of asparagus, 50 Egyptian walking onions, 50 eggplants, and 50 different varieties of squash and zucchini, and 15 cucumber plants.