Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:32 pm
Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:40 pm
Thu Jun 05, 2014 4:52 am
Eoghan wrote:also out of curiosity, do you turn under the newspaper and straw each year? I worked on a veggie farm where most of the gardens were no-till "lasagna" style, and they just added more straw and compost every year.. it was interesting.. not great for everything though. legumes hated it.
Thu Jun 05, 2014 4:56 am
wfmdfm wrote:When you say "Mulch with newspaper" are you just laying sheets down between rows?
Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:04 pm
tmays wrote:If I'm going to plant on a raised bed, I put a furrow plow/shovel on each rear tool bar behind each tire set up for 40" rows. No other attachments. Makes a beautiful raised bed in one pass.
Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:11 pm
Sun Jun 08, 2014 6:03 am
Sun Jun 08, 2014 11:03 am
DickB wrote:Tubby Creek, I see that you have the offset hillers on your tractor. Do you prefer them over the straight shank hillers? Do they extend outward for a larger bed?
I borrowed a pair of straight shank hillers yesterday and ran a row at the bottom of the garden, permission granted for Cub to enter garden on a test basis. After that, permission granted to finish up the entire garden with the hillers. We're on to something seriously long term here.
With the fast hitch set up here, and in a rush to test the hillers, I didn't hook up anything on the rear, such as shovel nosed cultivators to kick up the tire tracks (in fact, with one end of the garden already into hand-hoed raised beds, I had to back out). But I did notice that the ball hitch, still on the hast hitch, left a depressed line on top of the raised bed. A board back there would level things, but I was thinking of handwork, with the hoe, rake. But I like the board idea lots and lots.
Sun Jun 08, 2014 11:55 am
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Sat Jun 14, 2014 6:22 am