Hopes for Your future Garden

baymule

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Thank you! I think I’m planning on raising a different chicken breed that I could sustain a breeding flock of maybe freedom rangers or kosher kings. But all this is still in the day dream stage really. I’ve started doing research but it will be a few years before anything is really feasible. Plans will get spread up if meat gets extremely expensive again though. I do have a neighbor who is going to help me butcher my first round of cockerels soon though.
On my wish list is Plymouth White Rocks. They are crossed with White Cornish to produce the Cornish Cross. They lay big brown eggs and the roosters are supposed to not be mean. They have a nice carcass for slaughter. Check them out for a sustainable meat chicken. Also want some Jubilee Opringtons for eye candy.
Meat is going up, you might want to get some Cornish Cross to stock the freezer.
 

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My hope for the near future is to get a stump ground, so I can extend the length of one of the home gardens. The contractor who was originally supposed to do that task last winter was a no-show. The plan was to utilize that space this year. :( I made an effort to dig the stump out by hand, but quickly realized that is not realistically possible. With the gardens in progress, there is no access to bring in the machine for the rest of the summer... so I may keep chipping away at it (pun intended :rolleyes:).
 
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Hopes for my present garden is NO WEEDS—— EVER! Haha, not happening.
Some weeds can be useful for chickens.
If you have nettles you can make a good plant feed I've only just found this out. So haven't tried this yet.
 

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On my wish list is Plymouth White Rocks. They are crossed with White Cornish to produce the Cornish Cross. They lay big brown eggs and the roosters are supposed to not be mean. They have a nice carcass for slaughter. Check them out for a sustainable meat chicken. Also want some Jubilee Opringtons for eye candy.
Meat is going up, you might want to get some Cornish Cross to stock the freezer.
I'm still stuck on the culling :(

I really must get over this because I read that this Brexit is going too start off the battery farming in a big way. So it stands to reason that producing your own is a far more humane way. I just have too feed this information into the neurons of my stupid brain. :hit:barnie
 

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My hope for the near future is to get a stump ground, so I can extend the length of one of the home gardens. The contractor who was originally supposed to do that task last winter was a no-show. The plan was to utilize that space this year. :( I made an effort to dig the stump out by hand, but quickly realized that not realistically possible. With the gardens in progress, there is no access to bring in the machine for the rest of the summer... so I may keep chipping away at it (pun intended :rolleyes:).
Good luck.
A little at a time may just be the answer
 

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Some weeds can be useful for chickens.
If you have nettles you can make a good plant feed I've only just found this out. So haven't tried this yet.
I have Texas Bull Nettles. Nothing eats those things. They are covered with hairy poison filled needles of destruction. No animal eats them, they grow with great abandon, knowing they are quite safe to propagate and spread more of their own kind.

I don’t think I would handle those things for any reason. I know you can soak weeds in a bucket for a few days, pour off the water and use it for Fertlizer. But Texas Bull Nettles? Nope.
 

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I have Texas Bull Nettles. Nothing eats those things. They are covered with hairy poison filled needles of destruction. No animal eats them, they grow with great abandon, knowing they are quite safe to propagate and spread more of their own kind.

I don’t think I would handle those things for any reason. I know you can soak weeds in a bucket for a few days, pour off the water and use it for Fertlizer. But Texas Bull Nettles? Nope.

having never heard of this before, good reading, did you know the seeds are edible? :) description of harvesting them is amusing:

"Great care and caution is advised in collecting the seeds. Tull suggested wearing long pants, long sleeves, boots, and gloves to pick the seed pods with a pair of tongs, then dropping them into a paper sack and waiting for the pods to ripen and burst in the sack to collect the seeds. They are said to be appetizing and tasty with a nutty flavor."

 

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My hopes are the same as every year, just get SOMETHING back in terms of crops. To have tomato plants that actually PRODUCE a decent number of tomatoes, to have a corn field actually YIELD corn, to have my rare seeds regenerated, to have my mystery plant make flowers and seeds so I have some better idea of what they are. All faint and pie in the sky dreams here.
 
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