Why keep them inside because of a rainy day? I'm noticing that my plants are perked up by natural rain as opposed to hose watering. There is a definite difference between natural rain water and tap water and the plants seem to welcome rain water above all else.Rainy day here so plants staying inside
Not your imagination. I see the very same thing. It is magical and far superior to city water or even my well water which is lacking in O2....Perhaps I am imagining a difference? But I do know that the past few days of rain water seems to have had a magical affect on my plants growth (fruit, veg and flowering plants).
.... Good thing I’m retired cause these are going to take some attention.
I've done it both ways...that is with and without equipment. With equipment is far, far superior. I can work what people call a "big garden" in much shorter time and effort than a small raised bed garden. It isn't even close. We raise 90% of our vegetable food that we eat in one 40ft x 100ft garden. Far superior to supermarket food.
I run a 23 hp Kubota in my garden that is very comparable to your 17 hp. I paid $5000 for it in 1980 ( tractor, disc, plows) and it is worth at least that much today, LOL. I use a turning plow like you, but only on "virgin" ground. Instead of the tiller attachment behind the tractor you use, I use an old disc which does the same thing but produces not as fine of a soil as your tiller produces....hence I use a small gas powered walk behind tiller for final seed bed preps sometimes. I also use that walk behind tiller for some cultivation but prefer a larger tractor pulled cultivator that just does an outstanding job. I make rows with middle busters and also dig potatoes with a single buster. I'd be happy to post pictures if anyone is interested.
No question in my mind that bigger gardens worked with equipment are far more efficient than smaller gardens worked by hand or with gas powered tillers. Harvesting, storing, and processing the food is an entirely different matter, lol.
One other comment regarding your bean planting which was interesting to me. Here in East Texas I don't plant my beans nearly as deep as you show, although yours is more like the recommended depth than mine. I find much faster germination with shallow depths. Just interesting.
Thank you for posting your vids of your garden. I find it very interesting to compare techniques.
I'd love to see a picture of that potato digger..if you don't mind. I've been using a single middle buster and/or shovel but too many cut potatoes for me. Thanks.
My post hole digger is laying up against it. I was told by the neighbo that it was a converted single row peanut digger. One year I used it to dig up 300 plants. And it was all my lil 17 hp tractor struggled to complete but it managed.
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