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    Default Plastic mulch layers and raised bed equipment

    I am still trying to master the plasticulture equipment . I have a buckeye unit. I would love to hear from you about what you have found works and what does not. Please include pics also.
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    This is an attempt for a firmer bed. I pulled them up and then went back and laid drip tape and mulch.
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    Default Re: Plastic mulch layers and raised bed equipment

    just getting into plasticulture .....is it more difficult than it looks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dne View Post
    just getting into plasticulture .....is it more difficult than it looks?
    I thought it was going to be a cake walk. It is a lot of prep and having soil and equipment right. It's gets better every time. I want perfect beds. This year I was very pleased.

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    Default Re: Plastic mulch layers and raised bed equipment

    Reyer farms;

    Was wondering which layer would be the best.
    Why did you choose the Buckeye?
    There is so little row cropping around here
    I know of no-one who has a layer.
    Do you know of any used plasticulture dealers/individuals
    that might have a used layer for sale?

    Dave at:

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    Quote Originally Posted by dne View Post
    Reyer farms;

    Was wondering which layer would be the best.
    Why did you choose the Buckeye?
    There is so little row cropping around here
    I know of no-one who has a layer.
    Do you know of any used plasticulture dealers/individuals
    that might have a used layer for sale?

    Dave at:

    dne322@yahoo.com
    I went with Buckeye because of their large offering of equipment and options. The Buckeye also builds higher beds with less HP requirement and tractor size. The best value is probably Kennco family farm line. Bedders and layers are just the beginning. Used ones are hard to find and most I have seen appreciate in value. Makes no sense but one taken care of usually brings more than it was purchased for. We have really been thinking about selling ours and getting a larger one for strawberry beds (10-12" high). I will be happy to help anyway I can. I assembled and reassembled ours several times to get the results I wanted. If you don't have light soil you really need adjustment in the pan. Where are you located?

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    Default Re: Plastic mulch layers and raised bed equipment

    Why would you use a raised bed mulcher vs a flat bed mulcher?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frmbruce View Post
    Why would you use a raised bed mulcher vs a flat bed mulcher?
    The raised bed controls weeds as well as regulates moisture much better. Raised beds can benefit any crop.

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    Default Re: Plastic mulch layers and raised bed equipment

    Quote Originally Posted by Reyer Farms View Post
    This is an attempt for a firmer bed. I pulled them up and then went back and laid drip tape and mulch.
    How did you get your beds to look so straight? Is it the buckeye equipment?

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    Default Re: Plastic mulch layers and raised bed equipment

    Key to straight bed line...keep looking forward!

    If you turn your head around your going to waiver

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