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    Default Implements for a garden?

    I'm getting a Kioti CK25HST in a few weeks. I what to try a garden next year and need to get the needed implements. I know I need a 4-5' disc. What else do I need? Plows,cultivators,tillers???

    David


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    Default Re: Implements for a garden?

    David, I'm sure everyone does it differently and lots of different ways work. For me personally, the tiller is the most important implement (and unfortunately the most expensive). Beyond that, perhaps it depends on how far apart you plant your rows. When I had a B7100 with a 40" tiller, that was just about all I used (except for the middle buster to dig potatos). I planted my rows 60" apart and ran the tractor and tiller down between the rows as soon as it got dry after every rain. When I got the B2710 that was too wide for that, I started planting my rows 48" apart, tilled to plant, and then after that used a 6 tine cultivator plow with field sweeps and straddled the rows until the plants got too high for that. Only about every 3 or 4 years did I tear up the ground with a plow to get a little deeper than the tiller went, and I never had, or needed, a disk for the garden.

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    Default Re: Implements for a garden?

    As Bird has said; the tiller will most likely be all you need other than the loader to carry home the produce. Have you given any thought to raised beds?

    Egon

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    Default Re: Implements for a garden?

    Egon,

    I've heard people speak of raised beds, and seen pics of them. What is supposed to be the big advantage????

    THKS,
    Ron

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    Default Re: Implements for a garden?

    Raised beds supossedly warm up faster in the spring. They would be easier to maintain and keep weed free. Smaller area to which any soil amendments have to be added.

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    </font><font color="blue" class="small">( Raised beds supossedly warm up faster in the spring. )</font>

    Where I'm from you don't have to worry about that; you just worry about them burning up this time of year instead. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Implements for a garden?

    Okay; we'll buy that ehh.

    Egon [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Implements for a garden?

    Depending upon the size of the garden, all that you will need is a tiller, then if a large garden, a cultivator to cut down on the manual labor as mentioned earlier. The main thing is to till the area that will be your future garden a few times this year, this will cut down on the amount of weeds that you will have next year.

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    Default Re: Implements for a garden?

    Not only are raised beds easier to weed, but the moles have a hard time gettin' to the root veggies, too! Of course, the down side is you need a ramp to drive the tractor up there to run a tiller! [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Implements for a garden?

    Thanks for the info. I can get a disc for around $500. The tiller is around $1200 I think, I haven't priced one.I work a regular 40 hour job and any labor reducing / time savers is worth taking a look at.

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