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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Life in the Chicken Run Garden

Remember that within a day of the chickens leaving the coop, I hurried and planted some veggies in the run to help bring it back to life.
Here it is in the first few days.


And a few weeks later. I planted pumpkins, cucumbers and tomatoes along the fence.


The cucumbers started producing right away. They love the fence for support. I have now picked 16 cucumbers from that one plant.



Flowers from seed have helped to brighten the space. Pumpkins grow among the marigolds.



And now here it is as of yesterday. The vegetables growing along the fence are so content and lush. It makes me happy to see it. It still isn't my chickens but better than looking at the lonely coop.
I go in everyday and weed, thin and plant more seeds. The area is partial shade in the afternoon so I am testing what I can grown in the area.

gardening with chickens


17 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Wow, it is looking fabulous. It is too hot here now for anything, a few melons are still trying but that's about it. Your garden is going crazy. Hugs, marty

Lisa Tucker said...

It looks great! I love the last photo!!

Kathleen Grace said...

Absolutely beautiful Elaine! At least you have something beautiful to look at and delicious veggies. I love this garden!

curlyrose49 said...

Wow, I am just going to plant late but am hoping for some squash and late tomato plants...have you ever planted lemon cukes they are the best and no they have no lemon flavor LOL...love your blog and facebook page too :)

20 North Ora said...

You certainly have a green thumb! Your garden looks delicious!

Judy

Barbara F. said...

I am so glad it is producing so well for you, Elaine. Veggies look great and I am sure taste even better. xo

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Well... the chickens made a difference to your soil in there. You can thank them for that next time you visit them. :)
Your garden looks great!

Pat

Debby Ray said...

That is so awesome...seriously thinking about growing more than just a few plants in pots next year...

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Wow that looks so lush!

I had to pull my pumpkins out. We've had so much rain they had a bad case of mildew that they couldn't recover from.

Robyn@SimplyMe1970 said...

Your garden is thriving.. Thats all that good 'chicken soil' if you know what I mean. We still have our old chicken coop area in the yard too. I wanted to plant a garden this year but due to health issue's it wasn't possible. Im hoping for next year :)

Susanne said...

The chickens left you a lot of gold in that soil, and it shows with all the thriving plants you have growing in there. I know you miss those hens, but when you consider what is better for you, eggs or veggies, the veggies will win hands down every time. Lovely garden!
(((HUGS))) Susanne :)

NanaDiana said...

That looks great, Elaine! I love that you have gardens in that area. Blessings- xo Diana

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Well that is just the prettiest garden ever!

Acorn to Oak said...

Your chicken run garden looks great! :-)

pam said...

beautiful!
I think it is so sad that you had to give up your chickens.
pam

Earlene Landis said...

Looks like a fun and cozy place.
TGIF
Earlene

Claudia said...

Okay. I'm so behind in my blog reading and commenting that I don't know what happened to your chickens??? You loved them so!

xo
Claudia