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Add Carbon: Deep Litter Method

Chicken Run Deep Litter Method

Do you want an easier way to help keep clean chicken runs? Add carbon.

Clean. That really is a relative word. My runs are rarely ever “clean”, but adding carbon to the chicken runs helps neutralize the negative affects of the chicken and duck manure.

This is commonly called the Deep Litter Method for managing chicken manure.

Add Carbon For Chicken Playtime

When I add carbon to the chicken runs the chickens go nuts! They love some Continue reading Add Carbon: Deep Litter Method

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Propagate Fig Trees: How To and Why

 How to Propagate Fig Trees

Let me first say that I’m not the Fig Tree expert. My neighbor has been a Master Gardener for a very long time. He has planted thousands of plants. He has a bit of knowledge to share and I’m ready to learn. On his property there are several varieties of Figs. When I offered that I wanted to start some Figs, my neighbor graciously allowed me to take some cuttings. He also shared how he used to propagate them when he worked at the Botanical Gardens. They would put cuttings in Perlite alone and claimed Continue reading Propagate Fig Trees: How To and Why

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Make Compost Seed Starting Soil

Before I begin with How To Make Compost Seed Starting Soil , let me tell you why I need to talk about it in the first place.

If you would like to watch the video about this project scroll to the bottom of the blog post or go to my YouTube channel.

I have tried on several occasions to grow Broccoli and Brussels Sprouts from seed by direct sowing them in the garden beds.  Every time the Pill Bugs attack my young sprouts and eat them all up before they get a chance to grow.

There was a suggestion made by my beautiful bride to start some in pots then transplant them in the garden after they get a little bigger so they stand a better chance against those aggressive little buggers. Well, that’s brilliant! Why didn’t I think of that? Continue reading Make Compost Seed Starting Soil

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Extend Your Growing Season Into The Next Generation

Hi, Welcome to Daddykirbs Garden.

I want to share just for a moment the importance of sharing your passion, your knowledge and just time with the next generation.

Extend Growing Season Into The Next Generation

Find a kid in your life… someone nearby, someone from church, school, in your own family, a grandkid… somebody. Now don’t be upset if you can’t find one as cute as this one (see video at end of post for adorable prop!). See, this is my first and only grandson and he is the cutest kid in the world. Continue reading Extend Your Growing Season Into The Next Generation

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Satisfaction in Making Compost

Here on the Daddykirbs Farm we like to make good use of every resource. Compost is a good way to do that. All the bedding and poo that is generated in the chicken coops, goat pens and duck coops can go to growing better veggies.

We all know the benefits of good compost, but that’s not exactly what I want to highlight in this post. Recognition goes to my helper, Luke. Continue reading Satisfaction in Making Compost

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