Remember our beautiful sunflower garden?
Well, even as the trees erupted in colors, the sunflowers faded to gray. Summer passed the baton to fall.
We planted the sunflowers as a summer cover crop, following our spring lettuce and Asian greens. Once the sunflowers were mature, we turned our small flock of Dominiques into the garden with them. The chickens have been fertilizing the area and eliminating pests and weed seeds. Lately they’ve been compensated with sunflower seeds.
Yesterday I mowed down the dead sunflower stalks and moved the chickens.
Next I’ll till the garden and sow a winter cover crop. The chickens will now go to work their magic in a different garden.