The vegetables I planted a few weeks ago in a bed near the house are thriving. My timing was perfect. I, with the help of John Lyons, owner of The Woven Garden, planted them just a few days before a rare big rainstorm.
The vegetable we planted in the beds in the back of the garden, however,well, they aren’t doing so well.
John had warned me that if a chicken got in there, the vegetables would be gone. He was right.
Two of the hens minded the fence, happy to peck around in all the other space they have. But Ginger flew right on over and had a feast. We’ll clip her wings and I’ll replant. I hope she enjoyed the kale and the Swiss chard, the fava leaves and peas, the lettuces and everything else she snacked on. At least she fertilized the soil while she was in there.
To be continued…