Laying Out Rows For Tractor Cultivation
Posted October 12, 2012 - 06:27 PM
The 2013 gardens will be more mechanized than any of my 5 previous gardens. I have added a fleet of Garden tractors with a moldboard plow, Brinly cultivator, and spring tooth harrows. I plan to make a tool bar with hilling discs for the potatoes.
I'm thinking of growing bush beans, beets, peanuts,carrots, and potatoes in rows for cultivation.
Any tips on laying it out? Single or double rows? How far apart on my rows? If I space them one tractor width apart, I can straddle my crops. But, if I make them a little farther apart, I can run between the rows when the plants get too tall to drive over.
What other crops do you grow with your tractor's help, or mechanical cultivation?
Posted October 12, 2012 - 07:00 PM
Some things in this will show cultivating.
Here's a better look at the row maker.
- Alc said thank you
Posted October 12, 2012 - 07:07 PM
- ducky and Alc have said thanks
Posted October 12, 2012 - 08:22 PM
Posted October 12, 2012 - 08:54 PM
- JDGuy445 said thank you
Posted October 13, 2012 - 12:21 AM
Everything I grow gets tended with my GT's, along with hillers, furrowers, and cultivators. I've mentioned this before, but one of my favorite implements is my Agri-Fab sleeve hitch cultivator.
Edited by nra1ifer, October 13, 2012 - 12:22 AM.
- SamMC said thank you
Posted October 13, 2012 - 05:21 PM
This here will make a furrow 8 inches deep. But we only got down about 4 inches. We then drop the appropriate seed in by hand and cover them back up with a hoe.
JdGuy, your row maker looks like something I can make. How deep of a furrow do you make with them? Then what? Do you drop seeds and then cover them, or do you leave the furrow as a low spot to collect water and to identify the row? Do you plant by machine or by hand?
Posted October 15, 2012 - 05:57 AM