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    Platinum Member cmhyland's Avatar
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    Default Planning for spring

    Hey guys.... Well after 11 years of owning a large boat that eats up every spare minute and dollar, it looks like she has a new home.

    This will allow me to go back to what I used to do which is raise a garden. I plan to expand fom what I used to have.... Used to have 50'x100'.

    I'm thinking of going up to 100x100 or 100x150. So I have some things to deal with.... First and foremost a tiller.. looking in he 60" size range... Running on a B2910.

    I'll have to fence. Thinking of some large gates for the machine on each end to get in and out...

    I'll need a bedder as well. I was hoping you guys would share your experiences..

    Thanks,
    Chris

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    Elite Member Don87's Avatar
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    Default Re: Planning for spring

    A King Kutter tiller will do a fine job for you, and if you need a hiller/bedder, you can make one like this pretty easily. It's a one row cultivator that I purchased at TSC, and discs and shanks purchased here: Agri Supply - Search

    The blue you see is part of the frame from a Freightliner truck.
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    Don

    MF GC2400, FEL, 60in.MMM, 5ft. Cultivator, Single Bottom Plow, Bush Hog RTC48 tiller, MF 2360 front mount snowblower, 5ft backblade. BXpanded Piranha toothbar.

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    Elite Member Rob-D's Avatar
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    Default Re: Planning for spring

    My fencing worked well this year. I ran a three foot fence with hot wires on the top and bottom (fence itself being ground). Animals crawl under the hot wire, hit the fence and are gone. Built my own hiller from Ag supply disks. 60" tiller from Ted at Everything Attachments. Garden about 200 sq.ft. give or take, will make bigger next year. Grew lots of squash, potatoes, tomatoes, leafy greens (still growing), peas, etc. Well stocked freezer, should be good for the winter here. Nothing like your own organic veggies!

    Rob

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    Default Re: Planning for spring

    Here's a hint for getting deer (and maybe other animals) to beware and respect an electric fence. Take peanut butter and slather it on the fence (when it's OFF). When turned on the deer lick the fence and get a much bigger shock than brushing against it.
    My rides - '95 Kubota M4700 w/ PEC, LA1001 FEL :'07 B7610, LA352 FEL, Bush Hog SBX 48 box blade, '09 Woods BH70-X w/ 16" bucket and thumb, 3pt pallet forks, Dale Phillips PHD, Jinma 8" chipper, Winco 12KW PTO generator, Howse plow, 5' KK tiller with a 2002 7.3L Ford F350 CC DRW 4x4 and '07 18' Hudson HSE Deluxe trailer - 5 Ton to haul it all

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    Elite Member Rob-D's Avatar
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    Default Re: Planning for spring

    Quote Originally Posted by newbury View Post
    Here's a hint for getting deer (and maybe other animals) to beware and respect an electric fence. Take peanut butter and slather it on the fence (when it's OFF). When turned on the deer lick the fence and get a much bigger shock than brushing against it.
    I put a quick fence up from thin poles and run 20 lb fishing line around the garden on it. I keep the fence about 8 to 10 feet from the electric fence. The Deer hit the fishing line fence and don't go past it.
    Rob

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