Thursday, July 12, 2012
The Unexpected Garden part 2
It's now going on mid-July and we couldn't be happier! Practically busting at the seams, nearly doubled in size from the original footprint, this wild jungle of plants, flowers, and weeds has already yielded 20+ zucchini, lettuce, corn, wheat, with an abundance of tomatoes (not yet ripe) on the way! We are having so much success with this truly "no till garden" that I have already vowed to mimic this next year.
We owe this bountiful gift to our chickens, who tirelessly scratched and dug through their bedding (our compost) over the winter, in search of bugs. They ate, they pooped, they set the foundation for this 100% organic vegetable garden!
My job is simple; water daily, harvest the fruit, and take it all in!