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Discussion in 'Farming and Gardening Forum' started by farmer steve, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. farmer steve

    farmer steve outstanding in my field, 5150

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    this is gonna be the first early sweet corn patch this year. decided to moldboard plow instead of chisel, in hopes of keeping the weed load down. this was the pepper patch last year. View attachment 289794
     
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    Looking good.

    We have bad storms lined up for today so I won't get anything done.
     
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    Looks good...how big of an area is that?
     
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    farmer steve outstanding in my field, 5150

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    roughly40x400'
     
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    So that's what green grass looks like. Haven't seen any since last October.
     
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    We do all of our plowing in the fall of the year so it can freeze and break down. Then we disc it down. Most of the time if you turn it this time a year you can't get all the clods out? But hey turning land is one of my favorite things to do!!
     
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    I am sooo looking foward to getting into the fields this year!
    Got a new Kubota lined up for raking hay and other small chores and for a new wood hauler.
    Oh how i love farming!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  8. farmer steve

    farmer steve outstanding in my field, 5150

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    i try to do that also but to much rain and to many people wantin firewood last fall just didnt happen. probably have to run the big rototiller thru it to get it in shape.
     
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    Looks good from here. Almost looks like a place in Western NC where I was at this year. I bet the smell of that soil would do my heart some good. Thanks for posting!
     
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    I woke up to an icy snow on the ground and still nearly a foot of snow on my garden (where snow from the driveway is plowed up all winter). I really want to get on the tractor!
     
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  11. farmer steve

    farmer steve outstanding in my field, 5150

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    got the chicken poo spread on thursday and wanted to get it worked in. this will be 8 patches of sweet corn over the next 2-3 weeks. i hope. ran the small disc over it last eve to smooth it out.

    View attachment 292582
     
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    Sagetown Farmer and a STIHL

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    It looks good so far :cool2:. Let's see how it's coming. :)
     
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    Looking good Farmer Steve.

    Finally got a day off yesterday so got to work somemore in the garden, figured I'd share my view from the tractor.

    View attachment 294046

    This is the patch we plant corn in, already got the other two gardens going. We rotate sections of this patch with corn in strips but I still am working on breaking up the plow pan with ground hog radishs. Beautiful dirt but doesn't drain real well, gotta plant it late.
     
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    farmer steve outstanding in my field, 5150

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    haven't tried those radishes yet but do know guys that have. dirt looks purty. and that a view from Farmall. planted 2 patches of sweet corn mon.
     
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    Yep it is. It's a little farmall 140 with the old IH fast hitch system. It has a single 16" moldboard plow but its got both RH & LH plows on a swivel so it's plows as fast a 2 bottom plow if you like throwing all your furrows to one side. All you do is throw the plow over with a lever when you get to the end of the row and go back around the other way. It's pretty slick for gardens and such. I used to use a Farmall 966 with a 5 bottom plow to do the bigger cow corn / grain corn fields but we've been converting those corn fields over to hay fields these days.

    If you do try the ground hog radishes mix it with crimson red clover makes really nice cover crop up here, we spread a little manure on it throughout the winter and then bush hog it in the spring about a week or two before we plow it under. We've been only top dressing the corn with urea after we cultivate and have had good results.
     
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    farmer steve outstanding in my field, 5150

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    here it is so far.planted this on 4/27. this is temptation II, a bicolor type. Figuring on a mid july pick date.


    View attachment 299737
     
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    Looking Good

    That is looking good. I think you will need to overnight me a few ears of corn.
     
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    I finally got some sweet corn up. Last night we had a real turd floater and now most of the corn is laying over. I got a chore ahead of me today. I think it need to grow upright. :msp_biggrin:
     
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