After some recent landscaping I have a new terrace in my back yard that I am going to turn into my new vegie garden. I have set up a temp chook run "chook tractor" over part of the planned veg garden. I have covered the whole lot with bird netting (the type used for fruit trees), to keep the pesky crows out.
I have added heaps of compost, horse manure and am constantly adding more prunings etc. The chooks are scratching it up the top layer quite nicely, though the heavy clay soil is not being turned over as much as I would have liked. I added gypsum to the clay about a month ago, so hopefully when the weather dries up the chooks will have more success in turning the soil over.
When the soul dries I will also get the bobcat back to finish the rest of the terrace for me (rough ground to the left beyond the chook tractor). Then I will move the chook tractor so the chooks can prepare the next area for me.
Just thought I would show you my worm farm. I have 3 stacks which I am costantly shuffling around.
We produce a lot of fruit and veg scraps and I have found that even using all of the trays, all of the time, it cannot quite keep up with the scraps we supply it.
I now use horse manure soaked in water over night as a bedding material. I use to use leaf litter, but I have found that the worms love the manure much more.
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