Garden Cultivation. Grind and Grow. High tunnel beds. Hydroponic lettuce. Planting garlic

Garden Cultivation. What is a grind and grow? We take a weed eater and grind off the first couple inches of your bed (not raised beds) and then run chickens across it. Doing so drops the cut material on the ground where the chickens can come behind the grind and grow and eat any seeds or root material that may be remaining. The area of the grind and grow was our comfrey patch. The comfrey served it’s purpose for the 4 years prior. Hopefully the comfrey will not come back in force. We will cover the area with cardboard and ceder mulch. My sons and I also assembled a small hydroponic system. The system is not a true NFT system but was a cost effective option for testing a small hydroponic system. We also refreshed a garden box and planted elephant garlic and adelaide carrots. The adelaide carrot is said to be a true baby carrot and can overwinter inside a high tunnel (according to the manufacture). We also transplanted our pepper plants into a new box and mulched them in, hoping they survive the winter.

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