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This is my first year to garden with a Cub, I am wanting to know about row spacing. Should the rows be spaced wheel to wheel . I am going to plant 11-120Ft rows, just wondering what the best set up on spacing rows would be.. Thanks in advance for any information.
I space mine using the same track marks as the last row.
These pics are from what I planted last year using the cub 252 toolbar set up.
22 sickle bar mower x2
23A tandem disc harrow
144 cultivator (#53 & #97 spring tooth)
154 leveling and grader blade
189 moldboard plow 2-way
193 moldboard plow x2
spring tooth harrows
David Bradley planter (modded for Cub)
Assuming you are going to cultivate with it also, be careful when the plants start getting some growth. Many people try to cultivate to close and cut off the underground runners, reducing the number of potatoes they get.
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In the gardens that I have down, I just used the wheel tracks to gauge the next row as well. It really depends on what your are planting. Plants like squash will require a lot more room than corn, beans, peas, carrots, potatoes, etc... I don't care for squash so I've never planted any, but for melons, I skipped a row entirely to give the runners room.
When cultivating potatoes, use either a set of rolling cultivators or bedders set a little further out than what they were originally set to throw up the beds. The rolling cultivators will pull the weeds up and throw up dirt, the bedders will bury the weeds and throw dirt up. If you plant on hills, you may want to add a bit more space between the rows to cut down on twisted ankles!
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Thanks for the info, the pics are really nice. I am looking forward this new way of gardening. The Cub seem like a really nice tool once you learn how to use it, I wiped out 15 onion plants today.LOL
Had to google 77659 = Texas, maybe that's why, because here in New England the onion patch is getting a break right now! lol
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If you want big spuds go 6 foot rows to allow plenty of extra dirt to pull up for the ridges( same goes for sweets) and as stated watch for the roots!Onions are better if multi-rowed,--uses less space since you will be weeding the small stuff by hand use 20 to 30 inch rows and dont plant the seed too thick or too deep! thanks; sonny
Well I got 1200 ft. planted this weekend, I am about 3 weeks early but I just couldn't wait. Worse case i will have to replant. The hillers worked great covering the potatoes, but I couldn't get the hillers close enough together to make a nice trench. I think I will use a small plow next time.
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