I need to stop giving in to my clucking hens and refrain from letting them run wild throughout my veggie garden. They are digging up and destroying crops all over the place. I did manage to salvage a few things for myself this week, just not that many.
The watercress is starting to produce enough leaves for the odd handful. It shouldn’t be too long before I get soup volume amounts from my plants they are growing so quickly. Also doing well are the lettuces (those the hens have left alone anyway) and coriander although the latter is growing a lot slower than I could eat it given half the chance.
The hens might be destructive but at least they are giving me something for all my shredded lettuces. We are getting 2 eggs most days from our 3 hens which I am really pleased with. 2 of the girls are laying regularly now and the third seems to be a week or two behind the other 2 so hopefully soon they will all be averaging an egg a day in the near future.
The broccoli continues to give me enough side shoots for my own needs (my family is averse). The Detroit Dark Red beetroot have just reached a nice harvestable size and I pulled my last celeriac this week.
So hen destruction aside it hasn’t really been a bad week. And my broad beans are flowering so hopefully there are more good things coming soon.
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