Daily Digest #62 - Tips and ideas

The 3 posts I have chosen today show how a bit of simple planning can keep providing. To be self sufficient at home and maintain your own food produce, a mix of vegetables and animals are needed. Here are some ideas how to...



How We Made A Mobile Chicken Coop AKA Chicken Tractor, @hopfarmnc

Instructions, a material list and step by step photos will certainly help you build your own chicken tractor. there are loads of benefits to using these such as poultry safety, a free range lifestyle and simple location management.

Read more here


Bok choy hydroponic day 4, @ghoval

I am seeing more and more of these hydroponic and mini 'at home' farms on a daily basis. they are so simple and can make great use of small spaces- especially if stacked or layered. In this post we see a row of young plants- looks like they have plenty of good lighting and I'm sure this will be a success.

Read more Here




Peanuts - How to Grow, @pareshnakar

No one says no to a bag of peanuts but growing them is quite technical- they prefer sandy and/or loose soils rich in organic matter in the pH range of 5.8 – 6.2.

It seems @pareshnakar has had a success harvest and even explains how to dry and store them.

Read more here


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I like today's theme. Food production always gets my attention.

That chicken tractor looks very similar to one that I built years ago.

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