Way off subject

Thu May 27, 2004 8:39 am

Planted 10 rows of sweet corn and 14 rows of peas(rows are 60 yards long), short of hoeing what can I use for grass/weed controll. I also have 65 hills of pole butter beans which I am keeping the grass out with a hoe. Appreciate the help.

Thu May 27, 2004 9:02 am

Since this is a cub board, a cultivator comes to mind if your rows are laid out wide enough. :D When I used to put out a big garden I had an 8 horse rear tine tiller (nice rig, but pricey) that I used to prepare it and keep the middles clean, and a little 2 horsepower tiller that was so light I could carry it with one hand that I used close to and between the plants. Not much easier than hoeing, but a lot faster.

Plenty of implements

Thu May 27, 2004 9:34 am

Cub is well dressed with implements sweeps,cultivators,planter, etc., 135 mf well suited with implements, have a small tiller, I was looking for something to spray to rid grass that is up close to crops. Apprciate the help.

Thu May 27, 2004 9:41 am

Charles:

The answer to your quandry is quite simple and John had it right :!: :idea: :)

I use the Cub-144 Cultivator with excellent results. Unfortunately the only thing you cannot do with the cultivator is weed between the plants nor can you thin, these two operations still must be done by hand if required.

However, I have found that by judiciously and regularly cultivating, you can keep the weeds down quite nicely. I myself ensure that I cultivate at least once a week and preferably two or three times. :roll: :wink: This is not because the plants really need it however, but because I just have to have my Cub fix. :lol: It really is an addiction, but one I do not need nor want a cure for :!:

Also, if you can find it, a plant guard attachment would be beneficial in your cultivating chores. I must thank Merlin for his generous offer to me which I accepted and am eagerly awaiting its arrival. With the plant guards in place this year, surely I will stay out of the doghouse with my wife, as I will no longer be sometimes covering up the new plantings when I cultivate. Although, a little care should also negate this from happening.

Personally, I just like getting the extra attachments! More toys to play with :lol:

Have a look at the 144 manual on the server. It lists all the attachments that were available for the cultivator!

Cub fix

Thu May 27, 2004 10:09 am

I have the same addiction, thats why I own 2 cubs, each set up differently one for farming, one for cutting grass. I too cultivate regularly, and I keep my hoe sharp, "nothing works a garden like a sharp hoe". Now I have to set up my electric fence to keep the deer out. appreciate all the help.

Thu May 27, 2004 10:15 am

Charles:

Seems that I will have to get off of my rear and do the same. Deer are not the problem so much as the gophers. Can't shoot em, wife would kill me, her and the kids think they are cute. Course, she isn't too happy with ME (why I don't know, cause she won't let me get rid of the gophers :roll: ) when they eat the cabbage. So, electric fence should be the ticket for the gopher control system.

K, nudder question - how goes the hoe drawings? Looking forward to them.

Cheers

Seed covering

Thu May 27, 2004 10:27 am

I will try to get around to making one this weekend although, I have a full plate, on top of woking garden, I plan on putting lathing on shed- 35X60, "boy-howdy is that going to be fun", but a lot easier than putting up rafters 2x8x20. Which brings me to another question;"Where are friends when you need them". I built a gin pole for a Ford 3000 front loader , it worked good for hanging rafters, but for a one man show climbing scaffolding was a chore.

Re: Seed covering

Thu May 27, 2004 11:52 am

Charles Story wrote:"Where are friends when you need them"
Mississippi

Thu May 27, 2004 11:54 am

Charles Story wrote:
"Where are friends when you need them
"


To add to John's answer : Dieppe :!:

Good People

Thu May 27, 2004 11:59 am

"There's Good People In Mississippi", my wife is from Mississippi and is a true Ole Miss Fan. I get a kick out of just watching her at the football games, then another kick if LSU whips their butt.

Thu May 27, 2004 1:33 pm

One of my grandfathers just cut the grass between the rows of corn with a Ariens rear engine rider when it got half way to his knees. My other grandfather would have a fit if a blade of grass appeared in his garden. He cultivated and hoed.

Can you guess which grandfather had the Ford that I never saw with the hood on it? Hint: For my entire childhood the hood was beside a tree covered in grass.

But hey I learned the correct place to park a tractor from him--in the hen house, not the barn. Right?

Thu May 27, 2004 1:46 pm

Well here's what I do for grass I spread with a hand crank spreader PREEM right after I plant my garden and have very little too none of the weeds.

Thu May 27, 2004 5:50 pm

I have the same problem with grass and weeds. This year is especially bad, but the cricket moles did more harm than the grass and weeds. As soon as the middles dry up I'm plowing mine up. Didn't get anything out of it this year. Going to try to find something to spray on the weeds that won't kill the plants.

Thu May 27, 2004 8:16 pm

I also just spent the last hour with my little Roto Tiller, weeding the corn.
But next year I would like to use the Lo-boy 56'cub, SO
By reading all the posts, I think I need a 144 cultavator and a universal attaching point.
With the 144, I believe I need the Sweeps and shovels?
Now I know why farmers talk to themself, trying to remember all the implements......

Thu May 27, 2004 10:21 pm

Isn't a loboy awfully close to the ground for cultivating.