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Here is a couple of pics of my soon-to-be garden. It is 15x30. It should be enough space to grow a decent amount of food. It will be feeding 2 adults and 2 kids. Comments?
The last 2 pics are of my possible chicken coop project. I just need to convince the wife first. One is a pic of where I will put the coop. It is adjacent to the garden. I might make a covered connection between the coop and garden so I can let the chickens into the garden to eat bugs. IDK. The 2nd is what I might use for the coop. It is a chain link dog kennel. I was thinking I could add chain link for the roof and build an actual coop inside it. I think I will only need 2 or 3 chickens. Comments?
 

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Very nice FL. Do you know yet what you are going to grow. Also, why so much fencing in what looks to be an already fenced yard - which critters are you protecting against?

BTW, that's one funny looking little black chicken...

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Very nice FL. Do you know yet what you are going to grow. Also, why so much fencing in what looks to be an already fenced yard - which critters are you protecting against?

BTW, that's one funny looking little black chicken...

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LOL! That little black chicken is one of the reasons for the fence around the garden. We have 2 Pugs and 1 big mix-breed dog. They all like to dig. Don't want them digging in the garden. Not sure what all I am going to grow. Depends on the time of year that I get everything in place. I still have to finish putting up the fencing and modify my irrigation system for the garden. Also, I am a landscaper and country boy, and Dad always had a big garden when I was a kid, but I don't know a whole bunch about growing vegetables. I am researching and learning though.
 

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Looks like a good start. My recs:

Throw a ton (or more) of manure into that sandy soil. Looks like it could use lots of organic matter.

You'll need a roof on the dog kennel if you're going to use it for a chicken coop.
 

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Looking good!
Florida right?,....still time to get a fall garden in. Hurry!
Family of 4, get at least 4 to 6 pullets(young hens),.....less noise for the neighbors, and a dozen eggs every 2 to 3 days. I'm partial to Rhode Islands.
 

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Looks like a good start. My recs:

Throw a ton (or more) of manure into that sandy soil. Looks like it could use lots of organic matter.

You'll need a roof on the dog kennel if you're going to use it for a chicken coop.
I had planned on putting some manure down. My Mom has a horse, so I can get all that I need. If anyone else is around here and wants free manure just let me know and we can go get some.
If I use that kennel, I will put a chain link roof on it.
 

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Looking good!
Florida right?,....still time to get a fall garden in. Hurry!
Family of 4, get at least 4 to 6 pullets(young hens),.....less noise for the neighbors, and a dozen eggs every 2 to 3 days. I'm partial to Rhode Islands.
I don't think I will have enough time but I will try. What can I plant right now?

4 - 6 pullets it is then. I wasn't planning on getting a rooster because of the noise.
 

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I don't think I will have enough time but I will try. What can I plant right now?

4 - 6 pullets it is then. I wasn't planning on getting a rooster because of the noise.

Whatever the family likes.
Some suggestions:
Look for plants for the following at garden centers or feed store:
Onion sets
broccoli
cabbage

These can still be started from seeds there:
mustard greens
lettuces
carrots
radishes
turnips

There's more, but these will give you an ideal on cool weather crops.
 

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Whatever the family likes.
Some suggestions:
Look for plants for the following at garden centers or feed store:
Onion sets
broccoli
cabbage

These can still be started from seeds there:
mustard greens
lettuces
carrots
radishes
turnips

There's more, but these will give you an ideal on cool weather crops.
Cool, Thanks!!!
 
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