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Posted June 13, 2014 - 05:42 AM

I read this article on the Rodale Institute web site on weed control . Seems pretty good  but I was wondering if anyone here does

" blind cultivating " ?   The thought of running across where I planted seeds just doesn't seem right lol . I guess you really need to trust those " days to germination "  on the seed packs . And keep better records , I know I can't remember what I had for dinner 2 nights ago lol

 

 

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Posted June 13, 2014 - 08:22 AM

Huh, that's a new one for me, thanks, will read further tonight.



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Posted June 23, 2014 - 08:14 AM

I read this article on the Rodale Institute web site on weed control . Seems pretty good  but I was wondering if anyone here does

" blind cultivating " ?   The thought of running across where I planted seeds just doesn't seem right lol . I guess you really need to trust those " days to germination "  on the seed packs . And keep better records , I know I can't remember what I had for dinner 2 nights ago lol

 

 

http://www.newfarm.o...ds/index1.shtml

When my Dad was a kid back in the late 40s and early 50s they always cultivated blind.  they started when the corn was just spiking through,  using side shields to protect the corn from being covered up.  That was before hybrid seed corn,  they also used to cultivate both ways then , caused they planted with wire. 


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Posted June 23, 2014 - 07:14 PM

I do it all the time, but I'm looking for my planter row. You know it, its the one left by the press wheel. If you don't set the vator in to close to the row, you will get about 90% of the ground covered. As so as you get spikes or a leaf, then you can go closer. Sometimes I do the first closer with a big wheel hoe.


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Posted June 23, 2014 - 09:16 PM

If I'm understanding the term " blind cultivating "  they are going over top of the planted seeds but the seed/plants are  below the cultivating depth .



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Posted June 23, 2014 - 10:19 PM

They also used to used something called a weeder. Went right over the corn but it didnt hurt it somehow.

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