Re: Plowed the garden with the new cub today

Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:33 pm

Took 6 years to get the dirt like that. It was originally a pasture. Hard clay and sand with a rock ledge 12" to 20" deep.

If you have ever seen the stone for building called "Crab orchard stone" This is where it comes from.

This is a bridge in our state park
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Until recently, this was the TN Hwy Patrol office Downtown Crossville
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Re: Plowed the garden with the new cub today

Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:21 pm

Dale Stated:
….I will then plant some wheat for winter cover


I guess that will had fertilizer over the winter and you disk that in next spring?

Re: Plowed the garden with the new cub today

Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:18 pm

JackF wrote:
Dale Stated:
….I will then plant some wheat for winter cover


I guess that will had fertilizer over the winter and you disk that in next spring?


Yes, green maure. It will get disked in or plowed, not sure. First time I am trying cover crop

Re: Plowed the garden with the new cub today

Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:41 am

Dale,

I understand your reasoning behind planting winter wheat for a winter cover. But, may I suggest something I found that was better?

I also used to do the same thing. Then I started planting crimson clover, and what a difference that made! The crimson clover is a great soil amendment, is a great green manure, and it also fixes nitrogen in the soil - just what corn and other vegetables need and want.

It isn't as hard to turn in as the winter wheat is, and it breaks down much easier too. BTW, if you do use crimson clover, it is something that has to be replanted year after year unlike white clover varieties that come back like a plague year after year.

Also, Jan will love the crimson flowers on the clover, and so will the honey bees. :-:-): :{_}: