Monday, March 26, 2012

Experiments and Growing Green Onions

Okay, chuck building our own coop plans. We have been looking at some of the old furniture taking up space in our garage and I think are going to try to modify this old end of a bunk bed to use for now. This is just a mock up and we will enclose a little door in front and add rungs to the ladder and enclose the bottom.


I will be able to come behind the coop and lift the lid for the eggs. The nest boxes will be stacked at the back end. It is deeper than it looks in this photo but I should be able to reach fine. I will make a slide out bottom to clean out the poop.


If it doesn't work nothing lost and more space in my garage which you can see has loads of junk in it.


Okay update in the potatoes in a pot experiment. That is spinach growing on the top. I could not stand it and dug down and found the potatoes are growing but have not broke through yet. Yeah!!


Okay, here is something I read and have tried with success so far. When you chop up your green onions take the little end with the roots and pluck it in your garden. A new plant will grow. As you can see it is working. I will keep you updated. Those are radishes Q planted around my green onion. She picks packs of seeds whenever I drag her to the nursery.



15 comments:

Kris said...

Looks great!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The radishes are such a pretty plant! Looks like you have lots of Spring plans...and plants! I'm having a giveaway! Hope you can visit soon...I think you'll like it!

Shug said...

I did not know that about the green onions. Great to know...
things are really "Springing" up around your place! Yeah!

~~Carol~~ said...

I've always wanted to grow some potatoes, but just don't have the space or sunlight for them. I think I'll try growing some taters in a pot, and see if I have any luck. Thanks so much for sharing the idea!

Lois' Laughlines said...

Country girl in the city... I love it. I will try the green onion planting.
Blessing and happy gardening.

Annette T. said...

That green onion tip is awesome! I'm going to try that. Thanks for the tip. I have to go back and review your suggestions for growing potatoes. I think you need more "farmland"...

notes of sincerity said...

What a clever idea for a chicken coop!! Brilliant. :o)
Your little sprouts look so yummy. :o) It won't be too long and you will be serving your family some special meals with them. :o)

Linda said...

Your coop is coming along...it looks great!! Love all the veggies...mine got a little soggy from all the rain...but I think they'll be fine in a few days!!

Diane Writes said...

Wow! Great for you and your family, this is what I really call organic, safe and home grown :)

bj said...

I can't wait to try these onions. I love garden onions so much...this will be wonderful if it works for me.

I am now a follower.:))
xo bj

Terry said...

I love your blog. I get it in email each am..but usually can not wait and come here the night before..lol. You have great tips, and you are wonderfully normal. WONDERFULLY. :)
Terry in Texas

It's All Connected said...

I'm doing the onions, too, and can't wait to see if they turn out. Did you try the celery? Mine are doing great! ~ Maureen

ImSoVintage said...

What a great tip about the green onions. I will have to try that.
Thanks,
Laura

Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes And Cozy Home Kitchen said...

I love the idea you are teaching your child about gardening. My family had a 2 huge gardens and 2 greenhouses. The radishes and carrots were my favorite things to pick. I'm sure you all will experience the same kind of memories.

Sounds like you're having a fun time with your chicks too. Thanks for the memories and for linking to my party!

Sam I Am...... said...

That's awesome about the green onions! Wow...I love that idea! And the potatoes I need to try too and thanks for reminding me to plant my lettuce and radishes! What all are you growing now...I can't remember?

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