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Chicken Keeping Essentials
Below are all of the products and resources that I recommend for all chicken keepers.
The Beginner’s Guide to Raising Chickens
This ebook covers all the basics of chicken keeping. I go over how to choose the best breeds, raising chicks, everyday care, coop set up, and more! Learn more here.
An automatic chicken waterer makes chicken keeping so much easier. Simply taking away that one small worry of checking and filling their water every day makes a huge difference.
I’ve tried many other automatic waterers out there and they always seem to have issues. But this one has been great.
I screw it in place to a board in the chicken run and then I screw a board just above it at a 45-degree angle so that the chickens can’t stand on top of the water and poop in it.
I love to have a free-feeding chicken feeder so you don’t have to feed your flock every day. This feeder here has the option to hold 10, 25, or 50 pounds of food depending on the size of your flock.
Diatomaceous earth is a chicken keeper’s best friend!
It is an all-natural product that kills mites and bugs and so it is a great addition to your chicken’s dust bath.
It’s also great for controlling odors and so it’s beneficial to sprinkle throughout the chicken coop and chicken run after you clean it.
If you’d like to learn more about diatomaceous earth and all the ways that I use it with my chickens, check out my article here.
Below are great gardening resources such as products to help you grow your skills, seed companies I love, favorite gardening tools and supplies, and more!
Gardening Courses, Guides, & Planners
Below are the gardening courses, guides, and planners I’ve created to help you master your gardening skills so you can better succeed year after year.
If you want to learn & master vegetable gardening, this course dives deep into tips and strategies such as,
- Weed control
- Crop rotation
- Succession planting
- Companion planting
- Seed starting
- And more!
This Vegetable Gardening Workbook will make planning out your garden easier than ever. I
t includes schedules and charts with planting dates, frequency of succession plantings, crop families, cool & warm-season crops, as well as other gardening tips to make your gardening season as easy as can be!
This Vegetable Gardening Guide is the perfect guide for gardeners in zone 9. It includes,
- Exact planting dates for over 30 vegetables
- Indoor seed starting dates for spring and fall
- A list of proven heat-tolerant vegetables
- A list of zone 9b cool weather crops that will thrive
- The best planting methods for all vegetables in your spring and fall garden
- Plus specific zone 9b gardening strategies!
The secret to having gardening success is tracking what works and what doesn’t and this Gardening Planner will help you do that!
It contains my very own garden tracking methods with 8 different spreadsheets to plan, track, and crush your gardening goals!
Below are some great books every gardener should have on their shelf! There is something about flipping through a physical book that will always be better than scrolling on a screen.
Seed Companies & Seed Collections
Two of my favorite seed companies are,
They both include a great selection of hybrid, heirloom, and organic, seeds. Below are some great seed collections if you need inspiration!
Favorite Gardening Tools
Below are some of my favorite tools that I use on a regular basis
This mini chainsaw is the perfect tool for every gardening task. It cuts through old plants, small tree branches, hedges, herbs, or whatever it is that you’re needing to trim back or cut down.
Using this small, electric handsaw has made gardening tasks quick and easy and has saved hours of work.
You can watch me use it in my YouTube video here.
A nice set of good quality gardening shears always comes in handy whether you’re harvesting or trimming plants.
I love having a toolset that stays organized in this bag. It’s so easy to leave tools out everywhere but I have found that having this bag to keep the tools easily organized has encouraged me to put them away after each use.
This is the greenhouse I currently have and it’s a great starter greenhouse that is fairly inexpensive. It is also big enough to start all of my transplants, store gardening supplies, and store plants in during the winter.
Seed Starting Supplies
Below is a list of all the supplies and materials you will need if you plan on starting your plants from seed to later transplant into the garden.