Well, I guess it's that time of year again, all of the trees are greening up and the grass is needing to be mowed!. We have 2 gardens, both of them together is about a half acre, the upper garden is where we plant the tomatoes, beans, peppers, squash, cucumbers, and ect.
The lower garden is about twice as big as the upper garden. Down there we plant Reid's yellow dent field corn (old variety roasting ears), Sweet Corn, potatoes and ect.
I started plowing both gardens about a week or two ago, it takes a long while with a single bottom plow.
I use my Kubota L2000 (20hp) tractor to do all the work, I then went over them with a disk about 1 to 2 times.
Then I borrowed a 6' tiller from a friend, I went over the top and bottom garden about 4 to 5 times.
I have a Allis Chalmers 2 row planter, but it does not have the right plates for corn, so instead I made a old John Deere single row planter into 3-pt and I used it instead.
It worked really well and I didn't use near as much seed as I though I would.
I had 5lbs of the field corn and I only used half of it and I planted a way bigger area then I was planning on.
I guess I will put the rest of the seed in the freezer for next year.
It's suppose to rain Sunday, so I was trying to get the corn and potatoes in today, but I only got the field corn in. Hopefully I can get the rest in Sunday morning and try to beat the rain.
Although we really need the rain, it would be nice to get this stuff in.
I added some pictures of the gardens, tractor and implements, I have a video uploading to youtube, but I will post it tomorrow.