Posted 04-23-2002 at 18:23:46
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New at this.
I plan to do some row vegetable growing this
summer and would like some do's and dont's opinions for cultivation. I plan to make my own adjustable drag type cultivator with the spade points.
Since I don't have the Row Cropper model 30
with ajustable tire spacing, I plan to make my rows far enough apart to pass my wheels thru, which are around 52in apart, but I'm worried about compaction problems. Since I can squeeze in 2 row sizes or so with this tire spacing, that means every row will have the tire pass over it 2 times. My front wheels are the same spacing as the rear.
Should I cultivate only a set number of times per season? What should the distance be from outside of tire to the plant to prevent root disturbance?
Tractor type doesn't really matter I guess, as it would apply to other makes of non-row cropper as well.