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Posted May 24, 2018 - 02:22 PM

Trying something different this year Instead of cutting the winter rye with the DB and sickle bar I used the 318 to knock down the 2-3’ rye going side to side then today used the PK with the disc set straight going length wise to “ crimp it “ Along the one side I plowed up. 3’ row and planted sweet potatoes in the rye planted squash and cucumbers in hills 4’ apart for the 80’ length

 

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Posted May 24, 2018 - 03:33 PM

Gonna fix the pics in a bit! Looks like some good seat time!


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Posted May 24, 2018 - 05:53 PM

That’s neat. Any pictures of the rows you plowed.

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Posted May 24, 2018 - 08:03 PM

Thanks for turning the pictures Kenny. Youll have to do this one for Noel lol I’ll get more tomorrow of what it looks after planting         How about that it's the right rotation !

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Posted May 24, 2018 - 08:08 PM

The upper section across the rye I'm going to plant buckwheat to attract the bees  If you notice the  rear tire you see is foamed filled and doesn't flex enough to knock the dirt off . 


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Posted May 25, 2018 - 04:19 AM

I used this what the call in the old Economy brochure Spring Harrow I used the outside shanks first then put one in the center spot . Also used it across the top of the rye then just the disc still leaving it straight . I added some compost after the picture was taken 

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Posted May 25, 2018 - 04:53 AM

Be carefull with the buckwheat. I planted some last year to help control weeds and wire worm. Does a great job for that, but I left it to long before I plowed it under and it went to seed. Now this year where I planted potatoes I have buckwheat growing up.
Have to plow it under just as it starts to flower. But it depends what your reason is for planting it whether you want it to go to seed or not.

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Posted May 25, 2018 - 05:12 AM

Noel , I used buckwheat an area of the other garden where I was having a weed problem few years back , I let it go to seed ,then mowed it , can't remember if I ran the disc over it or the DB with the cult-packer hoping it would reseed , it did  The second crop I mowed it before it went to seed then plowed it . The following year there were a few buckwheat plants that came up but wasn't too big a problem . This area in the picture was full of weeds because of the slop of the ground , it gets dug up by accident when working the  soil either going in or coming up . It was pretty neat the year I had the buckwheat in , one day walking to the garden you could hear a loud buzzing from all the bees in there . This section isn't as big but still hope we attract some more bees .  



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Posted May 25, 2018 - 06:06 AM

Yes the buckwheat likes the bees. And I have heard the buzz in the buckwheat from the bees. Bees were happy, for sure.

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Posted May 25, 2018 - 06:19 AM

Here’s it this morning I couldn’t figure out why the dogs were sniffing around until I got closer a rabbit nest lol The only reason I planted sweet potatoes was my daughters dog she goes after anything Two years ago I planted 70 plants and the deer ate them as fast as they grew Last year I didn’t have any animal problems with her around so figured I would try again

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Posted May 25, 2018 - 08:09 PM

What kind of foam do you have in the rears? For weight or leakproof?
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Posted May 25, 2018 - 09:54 PM

Shorty , a few years ago I picked up a nail and leaked out the calcium so I had to make a decision , the tube was old and had been patched before so new tube and get it filled or foam filled and never worry about leaks again , i didn't count on the tire not flexing , you don't notice the ride but you can see how that tire doesn't shed the dirt . The foam was done by Custom Bandag  , they do our HD tires at work and we had them do front tires on the back hoes and forklifts 


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Posted May 26, 2018 - 04:49 AM

So do you find it has less traction with the foam filled tire because of no flex ?

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Posted May 26, 2018 - 04:58 AM

Noel , when I first put it on I noticed right away that tire slipped more then started comparing and saw the foam filled was full of dirt . Now that I'm writing this I wonder if I washed the tire and used Armor-All or similar tire product it that would help      I went back to the thread I did when I was thinking about getting it foam filled and you said that because of little flexing there might be an issue             http://gardentractor...-tires/?hl= foa


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Posted May 27, 2018 - 09:06 AM

Noticed that the section on rye that was crimped going uphill with just in " float "position  is still green and starting to spring back  vs where done going down hill and had some down pressure is dying off . I'll just put the disc back and do that going down hill , also the edge of the discs are dull and rusty so going over with the 4" grinding with a flexable grinding disc should help too


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