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#1 JDGuy445 OFFLINE  

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Posted July 16, 2014 - 10:56 PM

Well, pretty late to the party. Garden has been mediocre this year. Strawberries came from the one patch for a few weeks, and got plenty (So many we couldn't use them up fast enough). Corn and beans were planted on June 7th. Very late, compared to most years. Just sweet corn and beans in the garden. Tomatoes, peppers, sunflowers, and squash are in another raised bed. The 2520 is de-commissioned while it was split and gone completely through again. We have three more tractors, coming possibly this fall, and will have to make room by selling it. So for now it is all up to the 630 and 345 to do the jobs. The 445 is gone up with my brother after he completely tore it down and restored it (For the most part). Sweet corn was rather pitiful. Deer, squirrels, flooding, and drought took some of it victim, but there is still plenty more to feed the neighbors. Beans are well this year. Trying to keep up with cultivating and hoeing every week, while we can. So that is it for now. I'll try to stay updated.

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Posted July 16, 2014 - 11:01 PM

Wow, it looks like great soil once you worked it over.   Thanks for those great photographs.


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Posted July 17, 2014 - 05:43 AM

Looks like the 630 did the job just fine. Very nice tractor, by the way.


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Posted July 17, 2014 - 06:14 AM

That job's done!


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Posted July 17, 2014 - 06:48 AM

What a nice area you live ! The tractor that size really gets the jobs done    :thumbs:


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Posted July 25, 2014 - 11:29 AM

Thanks fellas. The soil is very rich in nutrients, but also known for it's shale. This also means lots of rocks and other stones. We also have to deal with some hard, red clay, which can make that plow get very heavy. Crops are doing alright. Something happened wit the sweet corn and made it come up thin, but we still have more than enough. Beans are coming off right now and doing very well. Peppers, squash, and tomatoes are all coming in very strong. That is surprising for an old flower bed that was full of trash, stones, and poor dirt.

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Posted August 04, 2014 - 09:10 PM

All is doing well. Over 64 mason jars of green beans canned just on Thursday, and they're still coming on strong. Sweet corn is tasseling out, and ears are starting to fill in. Seems rather short this year, but should do well. Peppers are slow, and steady but seem well. Tomatoes look clean, and they're starting to ripen. Zucchini is coming in and looking very nice and big. 


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Posted August 05, 2014 - 05:29 AM

64 jars !!!  That's a lot of work !  I wish my wife was more interested in gardening , canning, ect.  it's hard to keep up with  my small garden  can't imagine what it takes for those large ones :worshippy1:  



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Posted August 11, 2014 - 02:57 PM

The beans turned out even more yet. 131 quarts by the end. Cucumbers are still coming in, tomatoes are turning, and sweet corn should be here in a few weeks.



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Posted August 24, 2014 - 06:16 PM

Beans, cucumbers are done. About half way through the sweet corn. Mowed off the finished areas, so it was easier to maneuver through the un-picked corn. Tomatoes are full, but have been experiencing trouble with them turning red.



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Posted August 31, 2014 - 07:51 PM

Just sweet corn and a few tomatoes now. Cherries are dying off, zucchini and peppers are done. Beans and strawberries have been done for awhile. Got the picked corn chiseled up. Few more rows left yet.

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