We were happy to start early this morning on the quail Tractor.
The idea is to position the tractor or quail pen over the garden beds. The quail drop their ‘hot’ droppings into the beds where they ‘burn’ the weed seeds in the surface of the soil, and maybe slightly deeper.
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What excites me most about this idea is that the quail are performing a valuable ecosystem service by controlling the grass growth. They will be doing more than just sitting in a pen and producing just eggs.
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The timing for this is about 4 weeks for the hot quail droppings to burn / nitrogen release. Then about 2 months for the soil to settle down before planting. That means we are just at the right time / window.of opportunity for the late August planting season.