Country Living
Country Living, Country Skills
Country People

KountryLife.com - A Country Living Resource and Community
Community
Message Board
Country Topics
Trading Post
Memory Lane
Country Skills
Country Cooking

Channels
Gardening
Livestock
The Kitchen
Machinery
Tools

Photographs
Photo Gallery
Vintage Photos
Special Collections

Fun
Country Humor
Country Sounds
Coloring Book
Interactive Story

Farm Tractors
Pictures
Tractor Parts
Tractor Manuals

Miscellaneous
Classic Trucks
Antique Tractors
Modern Tractors
Site Map
Links Page
Contact Us

  
Country Discussion Topics
To add your comments to this topic, click on one of the 'Reply' links below.

Laying off rows
[Return to Topics]

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,
Ron


[Return to Topics]



[Home] [Search]

Copyright © 1999-2013 KountryLife.com
All Rights Reserved
A Country Living Resource and Community