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#31 CADplans OFFLINE  

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Posted May 15, 2013 - 06:11 PM

We are gardening addicts also, and I enjoy seeing your progress.

 

I also have ATV tires on one of my GT's.

 

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Similar fender clearance!!   :D


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Posted May 15, 2013 - 06:50 PM

We are gardening addicts also, and I enjoy seeing your progress.

 

I also have ATV tires on one of my GT's.

 

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Similar fender clearance!!   :D

I see you are a neighbor of sorts.  I always see such interesting things up around the Roanoke-Lynchburg  area on Craigslist.


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Posted June 16, 2013 - 06:34 AM

I have an update.  The corn that was barely peeking through is now several feet high and looking very green and lush.

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The second corn planting is also coming up nicely.  I prefer several small blocks planted at different times so I don't get over-run with corn.  Our growing season is long enough to get away with moves like that.

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I used the gravely with the rotary plow to both weed and mound up my potatoes.  I did a bit last week, looked like this:GEDC0042.JPG  

 

This is after making the second pass.

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I've only just started mounding up my potatoes this much.  It seemed to work out well last year, I'll see how it works out this year.

 

I need to build a potatoe digger of some sort before long.  

 


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Posted June 16, 2013 - 06:50 AM

I wish mine was grass free like yours is.

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Posted June 16, 2013 - 07:40 AM

I wish mine was grass free like yours is.

Hardly grass free.  I've got to keep a close eye on the wiregrass around the edges and the nutsedge that is coming up.  Tilling help, so does putting my two boys out to do weed patrol.


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Posted June 16, 2013 - 07:46 AM

Hardly grass free.  I've got to keep a close eye on the wiregrass around the edges and the nutsedge that is coming up.  Tilling help, so does putting my two boys out to do weed patrol.


Can I borrow those boys??
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Posted June 16, 2013 - 07:53 AM

Looks like if properly trained NOT to hit the veggies, the boys could keep the weeds down with their Tonka toys. 



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Posted June 22, 2013 - 08:02 PM

Forgot I'd uploaded a video to YouTube with the Gravely throwing dirt on the taters.  Found it tonight.

 

 

 

Tilled again on Thursday, had the boys go through and weed.  Sprayed for bugs with BT (bacillus Thringus ? )  which is what I used last year and was really pleased with.  The corn is sending tassels up, I suppose I'll be seeing silks in a few weeks.  Hard to beleive its already been this long since I started getting things planted.


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Posted June 22, 2013 - 08:50 PM

Those gravely thingies are the "bees knees" for mounding!


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Posted June 22, 2013 - 08:55 PM

My Gravely got a workout today too. I used the rotary plow to bust up the few rows that didnt grow and I used it to gow between the rows on the other rows. Then I switched over to the bush hog and cleaned  up around the gardens and on the other side of the pond. 

 

I had to use the plow between rows in my lower garden because the clay has turned rock hard. The Horse tiller barely scratches the surface of it and beats me up when it does scratch it.


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Posted June 22, 2013 - 10:05 PM

Finally got the time to read thru from the beginning. Nice story line on a garden. Thanks for taking us on the tour.
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Posted June 22, 2013 - 10:50 PM

Those gravely thingies are the "bees knees" for mounding!

It does do well and it is easier than trying to use a large cultivator shovel, plus width-wise it is narrow enough to fit between the row.  I spaced the potatoes at 3.5 ft this year, and with the way the plants expand, it is still hard to maneuver without crushing the plant.  I noticed that last weekend when I went back and made a second pass to build the mounds up higher.   



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Posted June 22, 2013 - 10:51 PM

Those gravely thingies are the "bees knees" for mounding!

Say, did you ever buy that Gravely that was sitting around somewhere close to you?  Neighbors or some such?



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Posted June 22, 2013 - 10:54 PM

My Gravely got a workout today too. I used the rotary plow to bust up the few rows that didnt grow and I used it to gow between the rows on the other rows. Then I switched over to the bush hog and cleaned  up around the gardens and on the other side of the pond. 

 

I had to use the plow between rows in my lower garden because the clay has turned rock hard. The Horse tiller barely scratches the surface of it and beats me up when it does scratch it.

Coldone, I've had plenty of rain here to keep my garden doing well, and I know Uncle Willie is building an Ark down his way.  I'd have thought with you being between us, you wouldn't have any problems with clay turning hard.

 

As far as that goes, can you find a source of organic material to start working into your soil?  That would really help.


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Posted June 22, 2013 - 11:16 PM

 

As far as that goes, can you find a source of organic material to start working into your soil?  That would really help.

 

Did somebody say add organic material??  :tapping_fingers:

 

WHOOOTTTTT!!!!  The magic word!!

 

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I will be adding more Monday :dancingbanana:


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