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Posted June 29, 2013 - 08:56 PM

 

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Posted June 29, 2013 - 09:03 PM

Never in my wildest dreams would I have guessed I would be listening to Klingon in this thread.

Wow, I have never heard of pack ADHD, but this should be a case study.

This is a genuine Pennsylvania do-nuthin' machine... Just kidding, it really does have a purpose...

Tonight, after KK's softball game, Ryan and I built the tube that the person walking will drop the potatoes in.

Planting time, Front shovel digs, kid drops in tater, hillers cover.

Summer, Use just the hillers after they break ground.

Fall, flip the hillers and make them wings to follow the shovel point for harvesting.


I hope to make a few minutes in my Sunday parent visit to try it out somewhere. If I can, pics pass or fail.
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Posted June 30, 2013 - 05:42 AM

Sounds like a plan, Alan! Whatcha gonna plant in the test, rocks?


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Posted June 30, 2013 - 08:38 PM

Sounds like a plan, Alan! Whatcha gonna plant in the test, rocks?

 

 

:rolling:  :rolling:  I seem to remember Alan saying something about wanting a Rock Garden. :D


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Posted June 30, 2013 - 09:01 PM




It was a little muddy for a proper testing, but we proved the concept.

And ruined a pair of old shoes. LOL
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Posted June 30, 2013 - 09:15 PM

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Well done Alan and Ryan.

You guys are probably the first farmers in NW PA. to plant rocks. :rocker2:

 

Now that the hard work is done, you can sit back and put your feet up for

a couple decades, while you wait for them to grow.

Once they're ready for harvest, you can get in the landscape business.

 

I'm a bit worried about your master plan, but things look good as far as

the planting goes. That looks like it worked pretty good. :thumbs:


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Posted June 30, 2013 - 09:28 PM

Nicely done Alan and Ryan. Hope it works better in the correct soil conditions.

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Posted July 01, 2013 - 12:15 AM

How long before those germinate? If you get a good enough return on the crop, you can gravel the driveway!



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Posted July 01, 2013 - 06:15 AM

Looks like you put something together there that's going to work, :thumbs: .

 

Question how much water is required for these rocks you just planted?



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Posted July 01, 2013 - 07:07 AM

Looks like you put something together there that's going to work, :thumbs: .
 
Question how much water is required for these rocks you just planted?


Oh, there's plenty in that field. I'm more worried of overwatering...
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Posted July 01, 2013 - 09:36 PM

What is your plan to regulate spacing? Anything I can think of will add a lot of complexity. What about something on the tractor's rear tire that rings a bell three or four times per revolution?
I like it.
I did my potatoes with a Brinly cultivator, too. I used a furrower in the center to make my row, then my boys and I set the pieces by hand. Then I used two furrowers to bury. Later, I used the two furrowers to hill them. 10 inches of rain this week, they are growing well.

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Posted July 01, 2013 - 10:07 PM

At a more or less constant speed, a cadence should work, but with the variables, the bell thing sounds like a good idea.

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Posted July 02, 2013 - 06:01 AM

This is getting to be a great project !  How bout a extra wheel mounted on the tool bar , the outside dia. the correct spacing for the potatoes  ( might have to have spikes to drive it or ag tire  ,) a paint mark on it so every time it comes around you drop another potato in ?


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