Mon Feb 12, 2007 7:09 pm

I am jealous.... I have a small lot in the big city and only rocks will grow on the rock farm. Suprises some folks but I have pears, grapes, asparagus, and a ton of raspberries.

I do have a suggestion.... if you can get a 'big' plow to go deep for ya, I would highly recommend Asparagus. It is just so good, very early in the spring to harvest and all you need to do is 'mow' it in the winter. Truly a lazy gardeners delight! If you haven't had fresh asparagus you are missing something.

I have had awesome luck with everything I have gotten from Miller Nurseries in upstate NY. My asparagus is about 15 years old and still going strong.
http://www.millernurseries.com/cart.php ... tail&p=198

Larry

Mon Feb 12, 2007 9:23 pm

Clearing 1 acre. Heavy duty weed eater and a brush cutting blade. Bit of manual labor but can easily be done.

Brushhogging the brush will leave stumps which puncture tires. I use the weedeater to cut the brush off at ground level.

Eugene

Mon Feb 12, 2007 9:38 pm

Next fall after harvest, it would be helpfull to subsoil about 18-24 inches deep to break up the hardpan for the next season then plow as usual to turn everything under!
Some areas plastic work's well,----some it won't work at all, so just try-it-and-see for one year! thanks; sonny

Tue Feb 13, 2007 2:32 am

Eugene wrote:Clearing 1 acre. Heavy duty weed eater and a brush cutting blade. Bit of manual labor but can easily be done.

Brushhogging the brush will leave stumps which puncture tires. I use the weedeater to cut the brush off at ground level.

Eugene


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I would clear it with "Fire". Talk to your local fire department about a controlled Burn. :idea:

Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:27 am

if you brushhog small trees always use dull blades the duller the beter. it shatters the stump and they rot out quuicker and less likly to puncture a tire. a sharp blade leaves sharp and sturdy stumps which take a long time to go away and puncture tires easily
Ron

Thu Feb 15, 2007 4:46 pm

johnbron wrote:I would clear it with "Fire". Talk to your local fire department about a controlled Burn. :idea:

Controlled burn is an option. Whether it's a viable option depends on a number of factors such as terrain, location, near by buildings, near by vegetation, type of soil and equipment available to prepare the area for the burn.

The state Conservation Department (MO.) provides classes in controlled burning.

Eugene