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wild thought

Postby Jeff Silvey » Fri May 15, 2020 10:15 am

I have been thinking about this for a few months. Ask my boys & a couple of friends if they would help me with a garden. Well my oldest sent me some info about how to set it up. So we did its 32x32. Its been a long time since I have plowed last time was at Central Indiana CF. Well it wasn't bad. I think I need to plow cross ways then disc it then get a hold of a farmer here close that has a roto tiller on his Oliver to make it better. Im thinking of getting it ready for next year. First time on garden.

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Re: wild thought

Postby Steve Butram » Fri May 15, 2020 11:30 am

I would get the tiller in. Not sure a disk would breakdown the sod
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Re: wild thought

Postby SONNY » Fri May 15, 2020 11:54 am

Jeff!---till it!! ---tiller will chop that down so you can plant this year!! --- trust me-- I have done it before!

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Re: wild thought

Postby Jim Becker » Fri May 15, 2020 12:23 pm

Now that you have it all plowed, I'll point out that soaker hoses come in 50 foot lengths. You might prefer a 20x50 garden. :)

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Re: wild thought

Postby Eugene » Fri May 15, 2020 4:21 pm

Jeff Silvey wrote:I'm thinking of getting it ready for next year. First time on garden.
Opinion. Depends on implements on hand. I would disc/harrow, green manure seed, harrow in the seed. Then again plow this fall. Wait until next spring to either roto-till or disc/harrow, then peg or spring toothed harrow.

Edit. Soil tests now. You can add any amendments recommended either this spring/summer or this fall.
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Re: wild thought

Postby Bill » Sat May 16, 2020 10:06 am

You will get lots of ideas, but if it was mine I would spray the plot with Round Up. If you do not terminate the grass it will keep on growing. You will get a better job of tilling, been there done that. I will never again brake new ground with out terminating old growth. My two cents.
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Re: wild thought

Postby Don McCombs » Sat May 16, 2020 10:11 am

Agree with Bill.
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Re: wild thought

Postby outdoors4evr » Mon May 18, 2020 5:54 am

Good idea preparing for next year. The grass is hard to get rid of. Plowing turns the greenery upside down.
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Re: wild thought

Postby Lt.Mike » Mon May 18, 2020 9:35 am

To get rid of grass I’ll spray the area down with water then spread a dark tarp or black plastic over it to steam up cooking in the sun for a few days to a week. A few sunny 80 degree days work great.
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Re: wild thought

Postby Jeff Silvey » Mon May 18, 2020 7:51 pm

Well if it ever stop raining ill continue with this project. I think ill spray with roundup let set for a few days the till. We will see how this works
If anyone else has some ides let me know. Have lots of good ones. Thanks for the help.

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Re: wild thought

Postby SONNY » Tue May 19, 2020 1:56 pm

You could also spray then cover with tarps to hold in the killer for a couple of days. ---roundup takes about a week to kill under normal temps. Hotter = shorter kill time.
Also the covers would cut down on drift onto adjacent areas. --- just another idea.


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