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Posted May 23, 2015 - 08:24 PM

Ok now that's a lot of garden! Looks great! You and your Dad got your work cut out for you for sure this summer...
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Posted May 23, 2015 - 11:34 PM

I'm so jealous, I've always wanted a bed builder like that. I built a bed builder out of disk and it worked pretty good, but it would work better with a bigger tractor. I use a 20hp Kubota, although I have a Farmall H that I'm going to track and use in the garden.

 

What's the plastic and arrogation hose cost?



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Posted May 24, 2015 - 04:46 AM

Bought a 10 row kit from irrigation mart .com for $120 . it will do 10 100' rows. Once we get the beds soaked for planting, the system will be set up on a timer to water and feed as needed.
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Posted May 24, 2015 - 05:32 PM

Wow I'm whipped !! Planted 5 flats of tomato's and 7-1/2 flats of cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, and 2 flats of peppers. Then planted cukes ,summersqash zucchini butternut and blue Hubbard.
The irrigation works sooooo nice. Now i need to plant my home garden .... Doh!
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Posted May 24, 2015 - 08:48 PM

again I'm jealous, it's nothing but rain here, got another 2 1/2 inches yesterday, everything is under water :(



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Posted May 25, 2015 - 10:42 AM

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Posted May 25, 2015 - 10:44 AM

By the looks of the plastic, your bed builder worked fine.



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Posted May 25, 2015 - 11:37 PM

I like your composters


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Posted May 26, 2015 - 05:31 AM

I like your composters


LOL , they are good critters, going to get them bred in the coming months.Need to replensh the heard. A fellow just drove up one day and offered my dad $$ he couldnt refuse, and bought all his critters except these 2, my father wouldnt sell them .
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Posted May 27, 2015 - 03:06 AM

Happy, happy! Just about everything we planted from seed has come up,in fact it all has, only thing that hasn't popped yet is the taters. Corn was not up Monday,and when I went over last night to see how things were doing,it was up almost 2" ,old saying here in new England ,corn should be knee high by 4th of July ,well ,it should be heading out to tassel by then .
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Posted June 10, 2015 - 03:14 AM

Update; all the plants that were put in the row cover are doing incredible, in fact getting blossoming on the tomatoes already. Cabbages are starting to roll and clues and squash are all leafing out and getting ready to run.. Corn needs a shot of side dress and hilling by this weekend and the taters will need to be hilled mid week .
The water from the creek seems to be full of goodness as everything that gets it is dark green and healthy as can be, so before we hill the corn, it's going to get a good drink with the soaking hoses ,then hilled and side dressed with fertilizer.
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Posted June 11, 2015 - 03:04 AM

Update: controlled between rows to control weeds, looks nice now! And had a little fun while I was at it, took me ol'17HMR and took out 2 rabbits and a wood chuck , and boy was that thing fat! He was almost as long as my son is tall.
Soaker hose time for the corn,going to supplement to creek water with liquid fert. As well ,I think the corn needs a good shot, the ground there is not that great.
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Posted June 11, 2015 - 08:08 AM

Your garden looks great!! I thought I had a big garden, but it is nothing like this.
My climate allows me to start a little sooner than you.
My potatoes have been hilled for the last time and are in full bloom.

Wish I had a well on this place! County Water is too pricey to do anything more than isolated and selective irrigation.
I am only using drip tape in the strawberries.

A question on your bedder/mulch layer, how wide are the beds your making?
I have been making raised beds with my hiller and am not quite satisfied with the product.

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Posted June 11, 2015 - 10:38 AM

About 30" ,depends on the hillers rolling the dirt on the edges. So far I am impressed with the growing for sure.

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Posted June 11, 2015 - 10:41 AM

I have a plastic mulch question too . How do you keep the weeks under control between the plastic or near it ?  I've tried putting some down plastic  years ago , kept it in place with rocks but caught it a few times by getting too close with the till and made a mess of things






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