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Got A Headstart On My Double Cropping This Year


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#1 freedhardwoods OFFLINE  

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Posted August 24, 2014 - 03:53 PM

Last year I planted green beans after picking sweet corn and working the stalks into the ground.

This year I planted a longer season corn after a late spring and I wanted to get a head start. I had 4 rows of corn. A week before the corn was ready, I ran the tiller between rows 1-2 and 3-4. Then I planted 3 rows of beans in each strip.

 

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Posted August 24, 2014 - 07:31 PM

Good thinking, looks like it has worked in your favor
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Posted August 27, 2014 - 04:43 AM

Nice garden
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Posted September 10, 2014 - 10:02 AM

I'll be picking beans in a week or two.

 

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Posted September 10, 2014 - 10:09 AM

lookin good,  want my address so you can send them my way?  



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Posted September 10, 2014 - 05:39 PM

If I run out of buckets I might have to send them somewhere.

 

We do a lot of canning. My wife runs 3 pressure canners at a time.


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Posted September 10, 2014 - 05:48 PM

How did you get the corn stalks chopped so neatly?



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Posted September 10, 2014 - 06:09 PM

How did you get the corn stalks chopped so neatly?

I just used an old fashioned corn knife. I cut the stalks at ground level and laid them down between the rows. When I ran the tiller over, it buried them more than chopped them. When the beans are done, the stalks should be "tenderized" enough to chop up pretty good with the tiller.






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