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SueCinPDX (Sue Campbell)

Member since: February 23, 2010



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Portland, Or 97222
USDA hardiness zone 8A


Sue Campbell

Member since:

February 23, 2010

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Mommy's Pen

About me

I am a mother, writer, vegetable gardener and chicken-keeper in Portland, Oregon. I've been growing my own vegetables since 2004, starting with a little raised bed for tomatoes and expanding to my current 860 sq foot garden. My enjoyment of this hobby has vastly increased since my toddler is now my constant companion in the garden. I write about chickens at and about parenting at

Current project

Watching the chickens do my spring weeding.

Type of gardener


Favorite garden activity

Digging potatoes with my toddler

garden wall

After 30 years of having a wholesale nursery, my husband and I retired. I went back to work at my grandparents nursery but hubby retired for real and started a very large veg. garden I think to feed the whole world. Plus now we have over 30 Nankin Bantams. He loves giving them to 4-H kids and then seeing their awards. They are so cute and now we have fresh eggs (very tiny) and baby chicks. And the chicken coops are built better then our house. Just Kidding but good grief.
sflem1 commented on 08/17/10
Hi! I went to your blog and couldn't comment- you have to have an account with another blog that is recognized by blogger I think- Just wanted you to know I have tried a bunch of times, but can't get the message through!
FigTree commented on 04/30/10
They do take care of weeds, but unfortunately, the can't discriminate between weeds and veggies, so once I start planting, I'll have to keep the chickens out of the garden until everything is established.
SueCinPDX commented on 02/26/10
Do the chickens really handle your weeds? How cool! I'd be afraid they'd pick everything else clean... how do you manage that? Glad to have you in the DigtheDirt community :-)
chief cultivator commented on 02/25/10
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FigTree commented on 02/23/10