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Posted April 05, 2013 - 08:21 PM

The Neighborhood Orchard owners have always been neighbors and friends. This spring, they decided to put in 250 fresh blueberry plants. They came in yesterday and we decided to till the ground this evening.

There were 6 rows, each 250' long. The Allis was working ground that had only been disc prepped, not plowed, so we decided to run the rows twice. The video is of the first pass. The pics are during the second pass.


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The first pass gave us about 4", the second got us down to 6-7" which is just what he wanted.
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Posted April 05, 2013 - 08:26 PM

Alan, I have 5 blueberry plants I am putting into tubs.  I know they like acidic soils, so wondering if that is sawdust that you are tilling in?


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Posted April 05, 2013 - 08:29 PM

looks like it did a great job and seat time is always good


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Posted April 05, 2013 - 08:32 PM

Alan, I have 5 blueberry plants I am putting into tubs.  I know they like acidic soils, so wondering if that is sawdust that you are tilling in?


Yes, it's aged sawdust, about two years old. You don't want to fresh as it the fresh will take out nitrogen (bad) and the aged stuff is usually as acidic or more acidic than fresh.
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Posted April 05, 2013 - 08:33 PM

Glad you got some seat time Alan. And thanks for the video and pics :thumbs:

 

That Allis and tiller looks like they do a great job! The speed of the tiller and the tractor looks just right.

The only seat time I got was at my computer while typing this. :D


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Posted April 05, 2013 - 08:37 PM

I have the same tiller. They do a great job!

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Posted April 05, 2013 - 09:18 PM

Yes, it's aged sawdust, about two years old. You don't want to fresh as it the fresh will take out nitrogen (bad) and the aged stuff is usually as acidic or more acidic than fresh.

 

 

Good deal then.  I have some sawdust in the back end of my bedding supply that is well over a year old.  I can get enough in a 5gl bucket to get my blueberries transplanted.


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Posted April 05, 2013 - 09:57 PM

The Allis did a great job.  I have a few blueberry bushes.  The rabbits do a number every winter.


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Posted April 05, 2013 - 10:12 PM

Thanks for the video and pics. I'm a few weeks (hopefully not any longer) from tilling our garden plot with the Case and I can't wait.


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Posted April 06, 2013 - 06:28 AM

The tiller and AC are doing a nice job on that soil. We have a few as well. We have naturally acidic soil but I wasn't aware that they like that. 


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Posted April 06, 2013 - 11:46 AM

Alan, Looks like the Allis is doing a great job, glad to see you getting some seat time. :thumbs:

 

 

You need to quit planting all those rocks, they are hard to cook the hardness out of and don't taste very good to me. :poke:  


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Posted April 06, 2013 - 08:31 PM

Oh, those are pebbles. They don't have big rocks there.

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Posted April 06, 2013 - 08:32 PM

Dug me out some aged sawdust & got my blueberries transplanted.  Thanks Alan!  :thumbs:


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Posted April 07, 2013 - 07:21 AM

Thanks for the tiller fix Alan, that should help hold me over until we get thawed out around here and I can use mine.  We want to add blueberry plants to our garden this year too, will need to think on the ph as we are kind of alkaline here.


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Posted April 07, 2013 - 07:23 AM

Thanks for the tiller fix Alan, that should help hold me over until we get thawed out around here and I can use mine.  We want to add blueberry plants to our garden this year too.


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