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#1 ShotgunWedding OFFLINE  

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Posted November 07, 2017 - 01:01 PM

In preparation for fall tilling, (I have to still plant garlic and spread manure), the ground needs to dry up a bit.  Got out on a nice sunny day to do a light cultivating to help open up soil to aid in drying.  Need to do this  a few more times before tilling and planting.

 

 

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Posted November 07, 2017 - 01:55 PM

You are a lot farther north than me and we have snow on the ground. Hard to believe your still able to work in the garden. Think it is going to be a while before we are turning dirt again.  :mad2:


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Posted November 07, 2017 - 02:35 PM

Does the centre shank on your brinly cultivator give you trouble with getting a wad of trash caught up?

Mine tends to collect clumps of sod and quackgrass roots
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Posted November 07, 2017 - 02:55 PM

I don't know where he is, but odds are good he isn't north of you at all. Most of the population of Ontario lives in the part that is about the same latitude as SD.
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Posted November 07, 2017 - 03:27 PM

The centre shank doesn't get much caught up on it at all, I'd say they are all pretty well equal. If I was to cultivate vine-y stuff, I'm sure it would bung up.


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Posted November 07, 2017 - 03:29 PM

Mustard Tiger is correct, our latitude is about the same as the southern part of your state, Oregon and the northern tip of California.  WE have the Great Lakes that we are smack in the middle of, tempers us quite a bit for all seasons.  But..snow is coming Friday here and a high of -4C or 25F.  It will warm up again next week, so I have a bit of time on my side.


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Posted November 07, 2017 - 05:27 PM

Hey Greasy6020, I think I know what you are saying regarding the front times balling up.  I think the trick is to make sure there is maximum distance between the front three times as to let anything that does start to ball up, to be able to go through.  If I remember correctly, mine did that my first years I had it, since then I separated tines out and spread them out as far as they will go.  See picture on what holes my times are set in, it gives max separation.

 

Centre tine of course is fixed.

 

 

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Posted November 07, 2017 - 09:06 PM

Hey Greasy6020, I think I know what you are saying regarding the front times balling up. I think the trick is to make sure there is maximum distance between the front three times as to let anything that does start to ball up, to be able to go through. If I remember correctly, mine did that my first years I had it, since then I separated tines out and spread them out as far as they will go. See picture on what holes my times are set in, it gives max separation.

Centre tine of course is fixed.


I moved my shank "forward" using the same hole as the mount for the frames for the other shanks. I just used a longer bolt.

I'm yet to try it out though. Ground is freezing up as I type

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Posted November 08, 2017 - 06:23 AM

You are a lot farther north than me and we have snow on the ground. Hard to believe your still able to work in the garden. Think it is going to be a while before we are turning dirt again.  :mad2:

 

Not sure where ShotgunWedding lives in Ontario, but if you look at a big map you will see that a good part of Ontario is more south of you. The very bottom part of Ontario is almost even with Northern California.

That said, its been milder here than usual this year

 

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Posted November 08, 2017 - 07:34 AM

Very nice.  Good use of the suitcase weights.



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Posted November 08, 2017 - 05:13 PM

Was able to get out again today, so over a two day period, made 3 runs with cultivator then dry enough to get the MTD rear tine tiller in.  Too wet still at neighbours house, their garden is much wetter than mine and I had to do both, there is no way I could have got the tractor and 400 tiller in there and maneuver.   Didn't feel like getting two tillers full of mud!! (It took 20 minutes to clean the MTD up after, wheels were HUGE with mud!)

 

Picked up 35 bags of pure rabbit manure in pellets the day before...beautiful stuff!  Expensive, but lets see if worth it next year.  I put 18 bags on mine and gave 17 to neighbour.

 

Worked my 17 bags in with tiller, it is ready for planting garlic maybe tomorrow.

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Posted November 08, 2017 - 05:20 PM

Here is neighbours garden, this is 1/3 of it.  Had to manoeuver around Brussels sprouts, hence no big tractor tiller.  We used to grow Brussels sprouts, love them rolled around in gravy from a nice roast pork shoulder, but they no longer like me :(

 

They still have a lot of work to do on the other side of sprouts is all the tomato vines etc that still need taking out, guess they didn't look to see snow coming Friday!!!

 

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Posted November 09, 2017 - 02:25 PM

And as of today...garlics are in!  2017 Gardening season is in the books!!

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Posted November 09, 2017 - 07:17 PM

And mentioning books,  the first seed catalogues should start coming just as I start writing my Christmas cards!


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Posted November 10, 2017 - 04:26 AM

You folks are doing well. I have a few beets left to pull today and a few carrots. Not enough to over winter under hay.. dang it! I plowed under everything else already and planted garlic from my own scapes. I need to try something different this time around because I just never get good garlic or onions from my home garden?? My big garden grows onion like crazy..
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