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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Coop Garden Update

The chicken coop garden is coming along. I have placed little bits of color here and there until the zinnias and sunflowers I planted bloom.


I actually use the coop nesting boxes now to store my gardening tools and gloves. I started the black eyed Susans from seed months ago. They are abloom for me now.



Even though I get afternoon shade, the garden gets loads of sun for most of the day. 


I am picking cucumbers already. The old fence for the run is perfect for climbers.


My old chickens left me some wonderful soil. As you can see the veggies are thriving. My compost bin is cooking away wonderful black gold for the garden. I make a pot of compost tea with it daily and pour around on the plants.



22 comments:

Diana Schmied said...

That looks great! Good re-use and making the best of a disappointing situation. It's actually easier to have a beautiful coop without real chickens, lol.

Acorn to Oak said...

Such a wonderful thing to do with your chicken area. I love the fence you have around it. And, how it's working so well for your climbing/trailing veggies. :-)

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Your coop area is really nice. I love the green fence for he cucumbers to climb.

Kara said...

That looks lovely. What a wonderful place to spend puttering.

Gretchen said...

I've never grown cucumbers on a fence but that is an excellent idea.

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Everything looks wonderful Elaine.
I can't believe how well your cukes have done.
Ours didn't do so well. That fence makes a wonderful trellis.
I'm hoping to have a second chance at gardening in the Fall.
I'm curious how you make your compost tea...I've made manure tea, thanks to the cows in the back pasture...but not sure how to make compost tea.
If you done a post maybe you could include a link...or if not, then maybe a future post. Thanks! ...the only thing to make your coop better would be fresh eggs daily. Always sorry for the situation.
Pat

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

You have made lemonade out of lemons! The coop is such a pretty backdrop for the flowers and plants now :-)

Our Neck of the Woods said...

It looks wonderful! Those cucumbers are looking great. Really creative way to reuse the coop and fencing for the run :)

bj said...

Cucumbers are wonderful looking.
Did u sell u'r chickens??

Cindy said...

Your chicken area is so nice. I love that coop and the fence. I can imagine how well everything grows there. Chickens have many uses, don't they?:)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh this is looking so good. I love how you are converting it. Thanks for joining Inspire ME. Hugs, Marty

Backyard Chicken Lady said...

What a beautiful way to use the old chicken coop & brooding boxes. Wiping out all trace of them would be so sad.

Val said...

The coop looks so nice. Love the fencing around it.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

:D You made my day linking up, my friend. Your coop and the plants look great. It looks like a cute little miniature farm! I admire you so much for your attitude, Elaine. What a wonderful witness you are!

(((((Hugs))))),
Ricki Jill

Robyn@SimplyMe1970 said...

I adore what you did with the coop and those sunflowers are beautiful! I think they are my most favorite flower. The Cuc's look like they'll be delicious!

Linda said...

Everything looks wonderful...my cucumbers are taking over...your look wonderful on the fence...take care!

alisha said...

Your garden is gorgeous!

Hindustanka said...

Such a homely garden!the flowers seem blossoming happily there :)

Debbie said...

Oh my goodness, I LOVE this!!

Craftcherry said...

What a beautiful spot. Perfect for a veggie garden.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

So I'm missing something here!! I hope it was by choice that you no longer have chickens? The soil for your garden should be awesome with all the past chicken droppings!!

pearl girl said...

This is awesome. I was just wondering where you got the green fencing---it's beautiful.