A Glimpse Into an Urbangarden

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Intro for those new, this is the garden we started a year and a couple months ago. We had an old coop, now we got a new one, had no walls now we do have walls, soils slightly better and growing as the compost is fattening. Check out all the worms in my compost, I use red wigglers. Stay tuned it’s going to get real country.


Below is my tomato planter I have a variety of tomatoes. Behind them is a stump planter with wave petunias. Dragged the stump from a river and it was hollowed. 


My chickens pictured below are very very good to me, I get 2 eggs a day…change their water and feed them very often. 

Get them and keep them happy and they will provide for you.


Fresh cilantro enjoyed last night for dinner, the first yeild of this years garden. Very very good.


Borage flowers that have yet to bloom very early, the flowers attract many bees and can be eaten as well. Many places use as a garnish.

The garden becomes peaceful when dusk rolls in, nice place to enjoy a good book, or relax with the birds.


Green beans seem to be growing well after getting in too early this year. 


This is my compost pile. The key to good soil, as mentioned earlier, is red wigglers in the pile actively feasting on all the good scraps.


The goal is to grow what you eat, grow more than you can eat and give to those who you love.

Lennn

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Garden update 5/19/16

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Had some cold weather lately covered them on the bad night but last night it was 40 degrees. that’s a big change from my closet inside that i had at 70 degrees. unfortanatly i may be buying more plants here, i do believe we are through the cold temps though. Ill begin ammending my soil soon here, as you can see its not the best looking stuff.

I love my new walls and the dogs love wrestling on them:)

There’s my little egg makers:) steady 2 eggs a day with the hardest shells. I feed them corn and chicken layer feed mix. Soon I’ll try cracked corn because I’ve noticed they aren’t eating the whole corn. Lil buggers.

Fauna moseyed on down to the grand river the other day for a small dip. She’s alright ❤

Stay tuned baby

Video: Red Wiggler Worms working in a Compost Pile

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Hey ever since I started “Lenny’s Worm Farm” ive always been interested in the ways worms play a vital role in gardening. When I started this compost pile a year ago I knew it needed red wigglers, a breed of worm known for its ability to eat and munch on all the good scraps and produce worm castings. I bought 200 and released them hoping for a good turnout. and now I can say I think its happening there are tons of worms in my pile. Oh they just love me ❤

please enjoy this brief video:

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Down with the old coop in with the new coop

chicken coop, Compost Pile

Hey all I got some time to finally complete the chickens new residence! They are living good in this quant lil toasty shack. Waters clean and the food plentiful. Got to smash up the old eyesore of a “coop” where they used to live. 

All that rich fertile chicken scat made its way to the compost pile before demolitionthe birds were setting into there new breezy lower level. Seem to be liking it, I already got one eggs out of the new nesting box location.
That rich fertile chicken poo will provide bountiful yields this year. People say that chicken poop can burn your plants however I’m not sure that’s the case, others online report the opposite.

Lots of people say aging the manure is best choice for good results. I guess just try try and try again. You’ll figure out what works out back there yonder.

Keep on trucking

Lenny lennn

Painting the chicken coop:)

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Hey y’all last post was getting filled up with pictures, but it’s almost there you guys and girls. This is going to look very nice I’m going to trick it out with a nice paint job. I’m telling y’all! Just wait the coops ight in terms of wood work. But the paint job will blow ya away when I’m finally done.

   
     

 Not done yet just the start!

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Building chickens their new chicken coop! DIY 

chicken coop, Diy

So my birds been living good but just not as lavishly as I try to provide. I’m in the middle of making them a new home. Something that can house them safely and provide a stable foundation for their family. Over the last months I’ve been searching coops and drawing coops playing with different designs. Check it:

   
    
   

I’ll have to keep y’all posted and put more pictures up when it’s complete. It’s really coming along nicely, I hope they like it:)

   

   

 
If you ain’t bleeding your doing something wrong  

My sand monster there hahaha

Eh be swift now

Gardens beginning y’all! 4/18/16 update 

chicken coop, Diy, Spring 2016

This spring things running like rampit my raspberrys are flourishing. My chickens been laying, and the seeds are beginning to boom safely indoors. Until May 18th that’s the last day to be worried about a frost in Grand Rapids, MI.    
Look at them raspberrys!

    
    
   
And my red delicious and golden delicious apple trees are budding. Birds is out and the sun is shinning, There hot dog laying in the dirt!

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