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#1 JD DANNELS OFFLINE  

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Posted April 29, 2013 - 10:14 PM

Can't say I am happy with the job I did, but it's suppose to rain the rest of the week andxd I had to get some planting done.

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Posted April 29, 2013 - 10:25 PM

Looks good in my picture, should be good planting soil.

I'm eager to till as well, just waiting for the rain to quit for a few days.
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Posted April 29, 2013 - 10:28 PM

it was too wet and cloddy for my liking, but the peas,beans, radishes lettuce and leeks are planted.
There is more to be planted but a week will not hurt as much now.

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Posted April 29, 2013 - 10:46 PM

JD., It looks like really good soil and should do just fine. Thanks for sharing, great photo !! :thumbs:


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Posted April 30, 2013 - 07:25 AM

Looks good enough to plant in, JD! The rain will break some of the clods down!


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Posted April 30, 2013 - 08:06 AM

Looks like it worked up pretty well. 

It's been a wet cold spring here. It rained all nite and is supposed to rain thru friday.  I live about 200 miles east of you.



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Posted April 30, 2013 - 08:40 AM

JD., It looks like really good soil and should do just fine. Thanks for sharing, great photo !! :thumbs:

 The soil is coming along and might grow something someday. This is my third spring on this place. I have no idea how many years it was planted to field corn and chemicaled without a break? The soil was pretty much worn out when I started. I have been mulching it with grass clippings all summer long and then till it in to add organics. There is too much clay and needs a lot more organics added before it really comes into it's own,

They were saying on the news this morning that the drought is fading away. The top soil moisture is at 89% and the subsoil moisture is close to 70%.

Arti: they are predicting high temp for Thursday to be 43 and 83 today and up to 2" of rain this week??

And Northern Iowa could get a Rain/Snow mix.

 

That Tiller is a 48" Gear drive unit from Tarter Industries in Kentucky. It is the same as th TSC Countyline in Gray(Tarter Builds The Countyline implements sold east of the Mississipi, and the local Theisens Store I bought it from is based in Wisconsin). It is rated for a minumum of 25 hp at the PTO. My Ford puts out 17 at the PTO and handles it, but it's about all I would want to put on it. I'm glad I did not get the 60"( That was only about $100 more so was tempted).

 

I have been wanting to rake part of the pasture to level it out and seed grass to grow more clean mulch. And almost called in and come to work late this morning. But the wind is gusting up to 30 miles per hour and you can't sow grass on your own property in those conditions. THe neighbors making me pay for 40 rod of fence this year so he does not deserve my grass seed. :mad2:


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Posted April 30, 2013 - 06:09 PM

If you're rebuilding the soil, you might want to try compost tea, JD.  I'm doing it for the first time this year, but everybody I've talked to about it says it's the way to go. Supposed to really get those microbes back into the soil.

 

I brewed up my first batch on the weekend, and it was actually kind of fun.


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Posted April 30, 2013 - 06:46 PM

For rebuilding soil/adding nutrients, I think that adding manure would be great... A little goes a long way!

Just my thoughts.. I put about 3/4" on my garden the other day, which should add quite abit of nitrogen to my soil. And maybe help with water retention??. Just have to work it in a day or two before planting!

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Posted May 01, 2013 - 07:44 AM

Rev, how did you make your tea?

 

 

And maybe help with water retention??. Just have to work it in a day or two before planting!

 

Come pick up a truck load of the clay out of my garden... that'll retain enough water for you. I need to add compost/sand to alleviate some of the water retention that I've got!



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Posted May 01, 2013 - 07:48 AM

It sure looks good.






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