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  1. Greenvalleymatt

    Gardens for 2021 season

    Nice! I planted potatoes in a tilled area and didn't stay on top of the weeds, I knew full well what would happen, before and after pic.
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    Garden pictures!

    Gardening with the kiddo is the best gardening! Also not knowing what to do is great cause if you get any yield its a success!!!
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    Garden pictures!

    Nice!!!
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    Garden pictures!

    Post yours!
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    Gardens for 2021 season

    Working on prepping the site for our fall pumpkins and sunflowers. Tilled and tarped an 80x80 area last fall. Half billboard tarps and the other half 4 mil plastic, I couldn't keep the 4 mil from blowing off no matter what I tried, I recently tilled and planted cowpeas on the uncovered area...
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    Gardens for 2021 season

    Thank you! Surprisingly I don't have much help, my significant other gets out about once a month a helps for a few hours. Gardening is my hobby, and I spend a lot of time doing it. You'd be surprised how much you can get done putting 10 hours a week in.
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    Anyone build their own small no till seed drill?

    Got decent germination on some cowpeas I broadcast last weekend!
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    Anyone build their own small no till seed drill?

    Will oats do fine through the summer months? How are they with heat and inconsistent rain as we have here in north Texas in the warmer months
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    Gardens for 2021 season

    Our garden progress, lots of flowers! They are getting close to opening up an abundance of colors soon!
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    Bush hog setup

    Back to the garage for me. I made the mistake of not knowing how to properly sharpen the blades, and now I get to do it the proper way, which I've been told is flat bottom, 45 degree angle top, and that's it, no sharpening past that. I got those blades knife sharp, due to several dings in the...
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    Anyone build their own small no till seed drill?

    I'm wondering at what height/thickness I would need to mow then till the cover crop in? I tried tilling grass in not to long ago and ended up with a mess in the tiller, had to grab the mower, then till. And thanks for the recommendation on the clover. And also wow, I have had the Austrian peas...
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    Anyone build their own small no till seed drill?

    I've got a chain harrow that I was planning to use for that purpose, I'm wondering if the cheaper ATV seeders are worth much, either the ones with the trough that you drag, or the one you mount and it electronically spin seeds, there are quite a few options for under 200$
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    Anyone build their own small no till seed drill?

    That's awesome! Good job man, that's exactly what I'm looking to do. I already tilled and broadcast cowpeas a week or so ago, they are coming up nicely. I would like a seeder that I can plant in a mowed down crop, so as to not have bare soil ever. I'm trying to choke out the grasses with cover...
  14. Greenvalleymatt

    Canopy

    That's awesome! I need to build a canopy for mine, but am going to have to make it easily detachable due to having to put the rops down to pull it in the garage, and wanting to keep it out of the weather. That's really cool it has the fan up top, and your light setup looks awesome as well. I...
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    Anyone build their own small no till seed drill?

    This isn't actually mine, I just screenshoted it of the internet. I'm hoping others might have converted some for theirs. I'm considering using a small cultivator for mine, setting up the box on top and add wheels and a pully and belt for the seeder, but I'm not sure what would work best for The...
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    Anyone build their own small no till seed drill?

    I've got an old disc harrow, a welder, and scrap steel, plus enough southern ingenuity to try to scrap together a small drill for cover crops at my place. Seems most used drills are expensive or very old, and I'm wondering if anyone has built one that worked pretty well? Pic for attention.
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    Anyone successfully gotten rid of Bermuda through tillage?

    I've had great luck on smaller scales tilling then hand picking out pieces of roots, then covering with weed fabric. But im not trying to spend all that time doing that for large areas. I'm hoping I can till every few weeks during the summer allowing the roots that end up on top enough time to...
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    Anyone successfully gotten rid of Bermuda through tillage?

    I purchased some roundup from Lowes to spray some areas that weren't going to be used for growing and it didn't seem to affect the grass other than turning it a shade of yellow for a week, but then bounced back. I mixed according to the directions. Is there a specific type or mixture you would...
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    Anyone successfully gotten rid of Bermuda through tillage?

    Looking to prep future gardening plots with my new tractor and tiller, and my grandfather said if I keep tilling eventually I can be rid of the Bermuda. Anyone successfully done so? Tips and tricks? I know spraying would greatly help but I'm not keen on the idea of chemicals unless absolutely...
  20. Greenvalleymatt

    Bush hog setup

    Thanks
  21. Greenvalleymatt

    Light bars!

    That's exactly why I didn't mount them on the ROPS!
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    Light bars!

    Night view!
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    Light bars!

    I was so impressed with my front light bar that I installed a few weeks ago that I ordered 2 more small ones for the rear. The front bar kit came with a wiring harness that had an extra set of wires for a second light, so I ran them along the wiring harness in a loom to the back and spliced both...
  24. Greenvalleymatt

    Gardens for 2021 season

    Just starting to get our first flowers!
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    Gardens for 2021 season

    We have grown veggies for market, and personal consumption for years. After the pandemic and seeing how many people needed things outdoors to do (lakes were full everyday, not enough stuff for the hoards of a booming population here in north Texas). We decided having a you pick operation would...
  26. Greenvalleymatt

    Box blade width?

    I also have a heavy duty chain harrow, the yard is 1 acre so it's not small, and at this point ripping up the lawn/weeds is not an issue due to the terrible condition its in, it is a marsh unless we haven't had rain in a few weeks. You think the chain harrow would do well spreading it out after...
  27. Greenvalleymatt

    Box blade width?

    At this point I'm going to try and level my mother's yard with it. Mainly filling low spots and perhaps working on the grade if it seems necessary. Other than that I have no use for it currently.
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    Box blade width?

    K thanks!
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    1952 8N Ford tractor. changing tranny/hydrolic oil, how to clean it before adding new oil..

    Don't forget to drain the trans while you're at it, I made that mistake the first time and ended up contaminating 50$ worth of new oil, they share the same fluid.
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    1952 8N Ford tractor. changing tranny/hydrolic oil, how to clean it before adding new oil..

    Pull the PTO shaft, and removed the hydraulic pump from the bottom. It's attached to the bottom pan, you have to let it drop then pull it out at an angle, it takes some figuring out, but it's not hard, just heavy. Once you've dropped the pump and got the PTO shaft out you'll be able to clean the...
  31. Greenvalleymatt

    Box blade width?

    Also thanks for that advice, I'll check that out once we get past our monsoon season this year. Would you think on the case of it not sitting flat on the ground that a hydraulic top link would be of any help with that?
  32. Greenvalleymatt

    Box blade width?

    This 48 inch blade will sit right smack dab between the middle of both rear tires, with about 7 inches of tire overhanging on both sides.
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    Box blade width?

    Pic of actual blade that I bought
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    Box blade width?

    I understand how to use Google, most results take me here for tractor questions. The majority of the posts said the same thing, blade as wide or wider than the back tires. But in my case I've already purchased a box blade, before I knew this suggestion, and like I said when I picked up my mower...
  35. Greenvalleymatt

    Grading a lawn area...

    Yes that was the problem with the builder, he looked and said it looks pretty level to me in front of my mom. Them proceeded to not do anything but plop the house in the middle.
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    Box blade width?

    Pics of bx48 for entertainment purposes
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    Box blade width?

    I got a good deal on a box blade and chain harrow when I purchased my used shredder, or so I thought. I was paying 675$ for a used 5ft shredder, but the guy had a 48 inch rhino box blade and a heavy duty chain harrow next to them, so I offered him 1000$ for all three. I figured 325$ for a blade...
  38. Greenvalleymatt

    Mahindra 1626

    I have used it yes, what rings did you replace?
  39. Greenvalleymatt

    Old ford and past projects

    Somewhere around 5000 yards of organic matter
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    Old ford and past projects

    The great part is I just hoarded organic matter, the rest i couldn't mess up!
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    Old ford and past projects

    Thank you. I'm lucky to have several soil types on property, the poorest is the picture where the potatoes were planted, it's a nasty yellow rocky clay. Two years rotating a flock of 50 ducks over woodchips there has turned it to great soil now.
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    Old ford and past projects

    Each spring I watched the winter grasses bounce back faster than my neighbors, and grow far taller and more lush. It's something of beauty, and I thoroughly enjoy watching the process from year to year.
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    Old ford and past projects

    Established a beneficial relationship with a tree service that had as many wood chips as I wanted. I accepted them all. Overtime I've spread over 4 acres. No nitrogen added, but I do broadcast cover crops from time to time, mostly legumes.
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    Old ford and past projects

    Started with the first small garden, which was simply me finding partially composted horse manure and shavings, the garden that year was infertile, the weeds and grass won the battle, but I was determined. The pasture was in poor condition due to my great grandfather abusing it decades before.
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    Old ford and past projects

    Wanted to share some of the things I've been working on for years. Spreading woodchips, making compost, improving and building soil. It's been fun. I sold the old ford last week since I upgraded to a modern tractor. Soil here was hard compact clay with very little to no organic matter. Not so...
  46. Greenvalleymatt

    Grading a lawn area...

    I have observed and will continue through the next week the patterns of the flow on site. Good to know the blade will do most of it. I do have around 3 yards of soil and 3 to 4 yards of sand to add when necessary. I have installed a swale in the pasture to divert water, I used a mini skid steer...
  47. Greenvalleymatt

    Updating profile information?

    I was going for a more unibomber vibe, but I'll see what I can do!
  48. Greenvalleymatt

    Land is cleared... now what?

    Gotta do what you want with it. If you're looking for a nice lush pasture, I'd have it turned, find what grass does well in your area and when the correct planting time is for that particular seed, and plant and cultipack. Just depends on the crop you want. You could always have it turned over...
  49. Greenvalleymatt

    Grading a lawn area...

    Hello all, looking to fix my mother's yard that's been a mess of a swamp since her house was built. The builder didn't grade the 1 acre lot before building, and my mother didn't know there would be any issues cause it looked fairly flat. All these years later we've found many low spots in the...
  50. Greenvalleymatt

    Updating profile information?

    Thanks bud, I had to switch to the desktop site to do it, but got it done!
 
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