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onion planting!

Postby SONNY » Tue Mar 31, 2015 8:59 pm

Well, this afternoon after getting home from my parts hunt,-- I found a little dry ground in one garden, so out came the King-Kutter 72 and I did a 1-pass 8" deep till then started pushing onion plants into the ground!---got 7 bunches in---that was 1 row!
now they say t-storms for us on Thursday, so that only gives me 1 more day to get as many in as I can!---have 2 boxes to plant,---total is 60 bunches! ---hope they are wrong about the rain! thanks; sonny
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Re: onion planting!

Postby Jack » Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:59 am

ground is still froze here, can't get anything in.
good luck with your onions
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Re: onion planting!

Postby SONNY » Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:10 pm

As of last night at dark,--I had 3 and 1/2 rows planted!---have total of 25 bunches planted!-- so got a long way to go!--today a heavy rain with high wind/ice came rippin thru here, -- so no garden work today! lol!
Did get to town 20 mi. away to pick up my new tiller tines for the Simplicity 36" tiller on the 917-H tractor!---Talk about expensive trip! Set of 16 , out the door was $225.25 , but had to have them AND they were MADE IN USA!!!! ---can you believe that? LOL!--- they are hard to find for that tiller, so I got them before they are gone, as mine were totally worn out as of last summer!
Dead ignition module fir it's 18 hp. kohler motor was $ 87. and had to remove engine to put in the new module in!---maybe I can get that unit ready to go by next time ground is workable!
tomatoes 2' tall here in the house are now blooming and need to go out!--cabbage plants are nearly a foot tall too,(some of them)! thanks; sonny
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Re: onion planting!

Postby SONNY » Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:02 pm

Now I have all 60 bunches of onions planted!---We are now having light rain/fog today and tonight! thanks; sonny
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Re: onion planting!

Postby Eoghan » Wed Apr 08, 2015 2:46 am

I'm jealous of your tiller. I've been sowing carrots and peas, tilling with my old troy-bilt and hilling up rows with the cub. not warm enough for my onion seedlings yet.. I like planting sets, but seed is a lot cheaper... sure can be finicky though.

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Re: onion planting!

Postby Jack » Wed Apr 08, 2015 6:27 am

Eoghan wrote:I'm jealous of your tiller. I've been sowing carrots and peas, tilling with my old troy-bilt and hilling up rows with the cub. not warm enough for my onion seedlings yet.. I like planting sets, but seed is a lot cheaper... sure can be finicky though.

I never planted onions from seed, I have always planted onion sets.
1955 Farmall Cub
1955 International 300 Utility
Grader/Leveling blade
193 Moldboard plow with colter and jointer
carry-all
28A Disc
spring tooth harrow
2 row pull behind corn planter
8' pull behind lime spreader
74" 3 pt. woods Rototiller

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Re: onion planting!

Postby SONNY » Wed Apr 08, 2015 8:16 pm

I never did seeds either, because they are so small and hard to weed! we have had best luck with plants,---BUT they too are hard to plant!
There are some videos of the King-Kutter 72 on You-Tube!---Don't have any of the Troy-Builts or the ac 917-h--the ac is 36" and I just found a set of tines for it!
we have bad weather right now, so don't know when we will get back to the tater planting!--I have Virginia's seat ready on the tater planter, which we will pull with the 917-h this year!---It has the best working hydro , plus bar tires and wheel weights, so will see how goes with it! thanks; sonny
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