People lately aren’t just starting vegetable and flower gardens as a way to help them get through the Coronavirus pandemic. They’re getting chickens, too. There’s been a big demand for baby chicks. People want to have more available forms of protein… just in case that much talked-about meat shortage comes about. But what do you know about picking out and raising baby chicks? Not much, I bet. We bring on an urban chicken consultant, Cherie Sintes-Glover of chickensforeggs.com to fill you in on baby chick basics.
Recommended backyard chicken raising books:
Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens
City Chicks Guide to Keeping Microflocks by Patricia Foreman
Also, tips to ease your weeding chores. Tools and techniques that make weeding less time consuming, such as the hula hoe, triangle hoe and winged weeder-style hoe. And, the benefits of mulch, especially for weed control.
We talk about one of the best plants to grow for cut flowers, the alstroemeria, also known as the Peruvian lily. And, they attract a lot of interest from the garden good guys - bees, hummingbirds and pollinators.
Plus, we help make your garden a more relaxing place with plants that are a show for the nose, fragrant plants…and the ears, after all, who doesn't enjoy the sound of hummingbirds whizzing by; or bees, landing on flowers? It’s all on this week’s Garden Basics with Farmer Fred Podcast, and we will do it all in less than 30 minutes!