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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Square Foot Garden & Duck Update 6/28/12

The garden is looking good!  I've been mulching with untreated grass clippings and that seems to help retain moisture.  It's so dry here in northern Wyoming!  I have to water often!!!

We bought a a dripline irrigation starter kit by Rain Bird recently, but haven't had a chance to install it.

My Khaki Campbell ducks are 2 months old now!  They're getting pretty big!  The 8 of them run around in a group.   Near the end of August, they should begin laying eggs!

My 2 Muscovy Hens are setting.  I expect little fluff balls in about 2 weeks!  This will be their 2nd clutch.  I understand that they lay about 3 clutches a year.  Here's a picture of Mama Black Hen on her first clutch.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Garden Update 6/9/12

Finally... finished topping off my boxes with soil!  Been working on it for the past couple weeks. 

Don't be alarmed!  The gardening season has just barely started here in northern Wyoming!

Growing in the garden now: bunches of tomato plants (must count them!),  a whole 4x8 bed filled with various Pepper plants, Kale, Celery (first time), Lettuce, Broccoli, Eggplant, Onions, Garlic... and in pots lots of herbs like cilantro, dill, oregano, lemon oregano (oh my gosh does this stuff smell good!). 

Seeded but not sprouted yet: Royal Burgundy Beans, Pinto Beans, Cucumbers, Dino Kale, Radishes, Chioggia Beets...

Flowering: My tomato plants have finally gotten over transplant shock and are now putting on flowers!   My Pepper plants are so tiny, and yet, they're flowering too!

Ducks:  Did I tell you that I added Khaki Campbell ducks to my flock?  I decided to get some of this breed because they lay a lot of eggs... it's the "chicken" duck!  I have 8 of them!  They are about 5 weeks old now and have just started quacking.