My Edible Garden

I've been gardening for most of my life and have been a devoted fan of organic gardening the whole time. It just makes so much more sense to work in harmony with Mother Nature than to fight her. Besides which it is better for the planet and better for our bodies. Here you can see what I'm planting and harvesting, with gardening hints and resources thrown in for good measure.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Chicks Day Out

Buff Orpington chicks
Well here are the chicks, enjoying some time outside in the green house. They had great fun running around eating bugs, worms, bits of chickweed.

dust bathes
Then they took a dust bath and later settled down behind some pots for a nap.

west end of the greenhouse

While the chicks were playing I took down the plastic that was shredded in the storm the other day. It's warm enough I don't really need it. It's looking a bit bare since I pulled the Dwarf Grey Sugar peas out. I also took out two large pots of lettuce that were getting bitter.

You can see the chunk of concrete wall  laying on it's side that got pushed over a couple years ago while taking out an old tree stump. It's just too big and heavy to move so I'm just working around it for right now.

concrete wall

So what I'm probably going to do is just build up a rock wall between the chunk of concrete and the wood framed bed on the other end and make another planting bed here. Maybe I'll plant some more cantaloupe in it.


  1. Looks like your chicks enjoyed their adventures! Loved the photos.

  2. Oh those chicks are cute bet they enjoyed their big day out!

  3. Hi Mary, Your little chicks are so darling. I bet you jukt love watching them play. Nancy at Cozy Thyme Cottage

  4. Oh! How I love baby chicks! Ours are already so big! :-(