When to plow?
Posted September 26, 2011 - 07:26 PM
- KennyP said thank you
Posted September 26, 2011 - 08:42 PM
Posted September 28, 2011 - 10:04 PM
Hey Skyrydr I am curious as to the knowledge behind this. We shoveled on and off a small trailer load of horse doo last fall, the poop was free but if thats not the right type I may need to look for another source. Thanks for any enlightenment.
....... Horse poo is a waste of time, they prosess there food too well. .......
Posted September 29, 2011 - 10:48 AM
- Michiganmobileman said thank you
Posted October 01, 2011 - 06:51 PM
Edited by KennyP, October 02, 2011 - 07:41 AM.
Posted October 02, 2011 - 07:41 AM
Posted October 02, 2011 - 07:48 AM
Plowed under one plot yesterday, have to dig the rest of my potatoes and do the other today....I have a potato question, but am debating whether to start a thread on it?
Posted October 02, 2011 - 07:54 AM
Posted October 02, 2011 - 08:02 AM
Posted February 20, 2012 - 07:21 PM
The only difference is, I have about 3 acres that is still in grass/hay. Can I still turn it under this spring and be able to plant? I am looking at a vaiety of vegetables. Tomatoes, cabbage, lettuce, carrots, maybe sweetcorn.
What would be the best way to get this land ready for planting?
Posted February 26, 2012 - 01:19 PM
If you can, and my understanding that universities or ag departments do this for free in parts of the US, get a soil sample tested. They'll be able to tell you what nutrients you lack and how to get them back into the soil (this is where a lot of the different types of manure discussed above come into play). Make sure any manure you use is well-rotted so you get the nutrients without the pathogens. Add those nutrients after the second deep tilling but before the shallow tilling so the nutrients are buried but still accessible to the plants.
You will still have weeds...grasses are especially hard to kill...so keep your rows far enough apart for easy maintenance with your equipment. Spend a little time every day in the garden with a hoe and maybe a couple of beer. Hoe between the plants using a shallow cut.
Posted February 26, 2012 - 01:42 PM
I to what to try the black plastic trick to warm the ground earlier for sweet corn.