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Chicken tracktor combined with chicken tunnel Radish Results!  RSS feed

 
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Very cool. Looks like a good snack!
Are you going to be creating just annual beds, or are some of these new planting sites going to be planted with trees?
 
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Zach Muller wrote:Very cool. Looks like a good snack!
Are you going to be creating just annual beds, or are some of these new planting sites going to be planted with trees?


Thanks Zach,

Right now I am testing several different options. One thing I like about this system is the lack of need to weed a section. You simply let the weeds grow to harvest and they are more food for the chickens.

I know that they planted trees in the video, but since my neighbor is feeding the birds I have a continual source of fertilizer for the plants and I intend to leave what is not needed like me taking the turnips and leaving the greens for the chickens.

So, I am thinking the best plan here is to get crops that I can re-seed heirloom, in the time it takes to go full circle on all of the grid locations.

I intend to enhance each area with biochar and the nutrients that are missing as my soil test what is missing. But combining the polly tunnels behind the chickens is a great idea gives extra protection to the new seedlings I plant and help them to germinate. I believe an upperstory crop of mulberries directly over the chickens would be a huge bonus, will have to consider planting them like that.

This is a good system, I am now trying different crops to make it an even better system. I may goto just radishes as they are fast and I can harvest the seed off them quickly. So many options




 
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