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#1 broken2 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 21, 2012 - 09:35 PM

I plowed and tilled a 100x50ft garden the other day. I had to carve it out of a field that was horse pasture years ago, then went to weeds. The owner mowed it down a few days before. It had old dead weeds that were laying down beneath the live ones and were really tuff. The coulter had a hard time cutting the dead weeds even with 30 lbs added to the plow, just had to rip threw it. It didn't turn out to bad and I had fun doing it.
Here's some pics

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Edited by broken2, January 06, 2013 - 01:32 PM.

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Posted April 21, 2012 - 09:43 PM

That came out great! And looks like it was allot of fun! Thanks for the pics :thumbs:

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Posted April 21, 2012 - 10:35 PM

Looks like some fun seat time. Plow day with a nice pair of MF.
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Posted April 21, 2012 - 10:45 PM

It didn't turn out to bad and I had fun doing it.




There's a whole lot said in just a few words there.

Yup, looks great and looks like it was fun. Nice Job.

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Posted April 22, 2012 - 12:35 AM

Great work on that garden, glad you had some fun.

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Posted April 22, 2012 - 06:40 AM

That does look like some tough plowing. Glad you were able to get thru it. Looking like a good garden space!

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Posted April 22, 2012 - 07:01 AM

Nice job...Your team looks like my team, only different brand

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Posted April 22, 2012 - 07:38 AM

Looks great, the mf's got there workout for the day.

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Posted April 22, 2012 - 10:00 AM

Look great !!! That should make a nice garden , will you be going back again once the weed seeds germinate ? Or will it get sprayed for weeds ? Al

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Posted April 22, 2012 - 10:29 AM

That looks like a lot of fun Dan! Keep us posted on the progress!

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Posted April 22, 2012 - 10:47 AM

Look great !!! That should make a nice garden , will you be going back again once the weed seeds germinate ? Or will it get sprayed for weeds ? Al


The owner is going to wait a couple weeks to plant and may have me come back to till just before planting. This is going to be a family plot with the owner and some of his family sharing in the expense, work and produce. They want to do it organically.
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Posted April 22, 2012 - 10:52 AM

Looks like you did good, I tried some plowing last yr and didn't do so good, I never did it before so I don't know what I'm doing.
If I can figure out how to do what you did in the pictures, good enough for me.
How long did it take you to do that start to finish?

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Posted April 22, 2012 - 11:38 AM

Looks like you did good, I tried some plowing last yr and didn't do so good, I never did it before so I don't know what I'm doing.
If I can figure out how to do what you did in the pictures, good enough for me.
How long did it take you to do that start to finish?


If you follow the instructions on the brinly site for setting up the plow and the suggestions on this site you'll get it. I would suggest starting with ground that has been previously worked and start without the coulter, you can add it when you get the plow set if you want/need. Sometimes the coulter will prevent the plow from going into the ground properly. You should come down to the WNY Plow Day and they will have you plowing like a pro in no time. One of the things that made this field tough was that the coulter wouldn't cut threw the weeds so the plow had to rip threw the sod. That makes it pull much harder. This job took me about 4 hours. It took longer because I plowed it all in one direction. The field was on an incline and when I plowed up hill the front end came off the ground a lot. I forgot to bring the 80 lb weight for the front I use when plowing virgin ground. I also took my time, talked to the owner a lot, and took a walk by the man made lake that was down the hill. That's why I don't charge by the hour, I like to take my time and I'm kinda fussy. I wouldn't want the owner to think I'm running up the clock and I like them to know the price upfront. There were also a lot of toads out there for some reason, I had to keep stopping to carry the little buggers to safety.
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Posted April 22, 2012 - 11:42 AM

TOADS ???

Thanks for the info.

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Posted April 22, 2012 - 12:28 PM

Thanks for all the pics! That garden came out great!




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