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Ready to plow!!

Postby Trent M » Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:06 pm

Plowing season is fast approaching here and I'm excited. Plowing is my favorite!! Anyone else going to plow their garden, foot plots, etc.? Post your pics and/or videos, I'd love to see them!! Here is one of mine from a couple years ago, my son working up a food plot:

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Re: Ready to plow!!

Postby Stevetractor » Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:52 am

Yes. I love plowing. Got it all ready to roll. Just finished restoration on my 68 Cub to use in our garden. Hopefully get it done this week between shifts. My son is 8 and he's getting the hang of it. I get it struck out for him and let him loose. He just needs a bit more practice keeping the start and the end of the furrows straight. I used to work for a farmer who immigrated from England. When he was a boy his father would tease him. "Keep those furrows straight or the hares will break their necks running down them!" Hope to maybe try and post a YouTube video maybe. I'm just not very good with technology :tractor:

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Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:19 pm

No video, I couldn't get my cub to drive itself across the garden while I filmed, so an after picture will have to do. I made my garden long and narrow, which makes plowing and disking much handier. We are getting older and have reduced the size garden we put out, it is somewhere between 3500 to 4000 square feet now. I plow my garden in addition to a couple of neighbors gardens, so get plenty of time on the tractor since they are plowed in fall to make them dry faster in spring, and plowed again in the spring. My garden is on more of a slope than the others, so I broadcast either winter wheat or winter rye on it right after plowing in the fall and mow it just before plowing in the spring.
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Re: Ready to plow!!

Postby eiebe » Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:57 pm

First time plowing had too much fun
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Re: Ready to plow!!

Postby PoconoCub » Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:27 am

Question for you experienced plowers, a Local Church has about 8 acres they would like to use to plant veggies to donate to Local Food Banks but they have no equipment. I volunteered to help with it once I get my transmission back together and on the 57.

My question is which would be better to use the Cub-193 or the Cultivators to prep the ground for them?
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Re: Ready to plow!!

Postby Stevetractor » Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:49 am

Should be plowed first in most cases. If it's sod it wants spraying with a herbicide like roundup first. They may want to consider a small plot first and expand from there. I always like to plow green sod after it's been sprayed, then summer fallow it. Just keep it open the first summer and till it when weeds emerge. Take some soil samples as soon as possible and have them tested for fertility. I assume maybe your state agriculture department can help with that and make recommendations for your area

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Re: Ready to plow!!

Postby Daniel H. » Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:14 am

You will want a moldboardent plow, a disc harrow, and cultivators at a minimum. Cultivators are typically used after the plants come up.
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Re: Ready to plow!!

Postby PoconoCub » Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:33 am

Stevetractor wrote:Should be plowed first in most cases. If it's sod it wants spraying with a herbicide like roundup first. They may want to consider a small plot first and expand from there. I always like to plow green sod after it's been sprayed, then summer fallow it. Just keep it open the first summer and till it when weeds emerge. Take some soil samples as soon as possible and have them tested for fertility. I assume maybe your state agriculture department can help with that and make recommendations for your area


Just what I thought but wasn't sure. It is not sod I do not believe, I think I will take your suggestion and do a small plot first.
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Re: Ready to plow!!

Postby PoconoCub » Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:34 am

Daniel H. wrote:You will want a moldboardent plow, a disc harrow, and cultivators at a minimum. Cultivators are typically used after the plants come up.


I have the moldboard plow and the cultivators but no disc harrow so I will have to figure out how to work around that.
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Re: Ready to plow!!

Postby Eugene » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:19 am

Whole lot depends. There is something growing on the 8 acres, grass, weeds, trees.

I would plan on working the plot this spring, laying fallow this summer, fall. Herbicide kill this spring. Plowing or tilling will turn up a lot of weed seeds that will germinate. May have to herbicide again in fall.

You will need some type of boom sprayer to kill off the grass/plants and a spreader for fertilizer or green manure seed.

Have the minister announce a tractor/farmer blessing day. Then have tractor owners plow, disk harrow, harrow the plot.

Visit the local USDA office and you state university office for assistance. Line up local farmers for utilization of their help and equipment.

Another thought. Rent out the 8 acres to a local farmer for 2 or 3 years. Donate the rent to the local food bank. After renting for 2 or 3 years, keep one acre for the food plot and rent out the 7 acres.
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Re: Ready to plow!!

Postby eiebe » Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:37 pm

Stevetractor wrote:Should be plowed first in most cases. If it's sod it wants spraying with a herbicide like roundup first. They may want to consider a small plot first and expand from there. I always like to plow green sod after it's been sprayed, then summer fallow it. Just keep it open the first summer and till it when weeds emerge. Take some soil samples as soon as possible and have them tested for fertility. I assume maybe your state agriculture department can help with that and make recommendations for your area

Then I'd look around for a spike tooth drag harrow I'm in the same boat as you 193 and cultivator but no disc

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Re: Ready to plow!!

Postby WaMoo » Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:13 pm

Here's my plowing video: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=A_IXSDkANKk

As a side note, being a certified organic farmer, I discourage others in the use of herbicides. People have farmed for millennia without them. It can be done!
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Re: Ready to plow!!

Postby Scrivet » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:24 pm

PoconoCub wrote:Question for you experienced plowers, a Local Church has about 8 acres they would like to use to plant veggies to donate to Local Food Banks .......?
Will the Food Banks accept the produce? Remember reading but don't remember who on the forum has had difficulties in the past about growing vegetables and donating them. They weren't allowed to accept them because of some regulation they had to follow. I think that it's utter nonsense, but if your Food Banks have some similar regulation I would rather find out now than after I put in an eight acre garden.

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Re: Ready to plow!!

Postby Trent M » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:16 pm

WaMoo wrote:Here's my plowing video: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=A_IXSDkANKk

As a side note, being a certified organic farmer, I discourage others in the use of herbicides. People have farmed for millennia without them. It can be done!


Excellent video. Very instructional. I set my plow pretty much like you did. What I notice in my video is that, with the tractor in plow-mode with the right side sitting in the furrow, lower that the left side, the plow beam is pretty much plumb vertical. Seems like that might be a good way to set up a plow for a first try. Maybe our plow guru Bill Hudson will weigh in on that?
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Re: Ready to plow!!

Postby DarinO » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:12 pm

My video didn't turn out so I just took this picture of the finished product.
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