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Laying off rows
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Jody    Posted 11-30-2002 at 14:39:41       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I plowed the ground for my first big garden yesterday, and want to know more about laying off rows with my tractor when Spring comes. I turned it with a 2 bottom plow, and am still deciding if I should disc it up now or wait until closer to planting time. I am using a Ford NAA tractor. I haven't bought a cultivator yet, but am wondering if I can use the cultivator to lay off rows. Any advice appreciated.

Ron/PA    Posted 11-30-2002 at 15:09:22       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Jodi, We do alot of fall plowing around here, then we let it stand that way until spring, and disc it just before planting, or when the weeds start to sprout, and then again just before planting.
Weeds grow best in compacted soil, that is why we used to cultivate the spaces, and spray the rows.
As far as marking out rows, if you get a cultivator, you can put a set of shoes where you want them and mark your rows without setting the cultivator into the soil.
Hope this helps,

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