I need advice on how to plow b/c the plow kept sliding towards the furrow just completed/avoided breaking new ground.
The quality of my PA soil sucks. It is mostly clay. By late-August, the ground bakes into something akin to concrete. That aside, this has been the best growing year in memory - soft rain every few days. ( It makes up for the nasty winter).
I decided to play with the older db yesterday using the plow after the new 5hp tiller proved to be near useless breaking up the soil. My son thinks he can get some pumpkins grown by Oct 31 if this weather keeps up.
My experience with the DB plowing:
When I finished a row across the plot, I would do an immediate U-turn and do the next row. The moldboard would be reversed and the plow would try to walk towards the previous row, which offered less soil resistance, than break virgin ground.
Always going in the same direction for every furrow so the moldboard is always pushing towards softer ground? I imagine there is an easier/more efficient technique.
Your thoughts/experience? Thanks.