market-farming digest: October 01, 2000

Michael Belluso ymbelluso at yahoo.com
Mon Oct 2 10:57:31 EDT 2000



--- market farming digest
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> MARKET-FARMING Digest for Sunday, October 01, 2000.
> 
> 1. Re: tomatoes
> 2. Re: Small tractor vs. large rototiller
> 3. Re: Small tractor vs. large rototiller
> 4. Re: Small tractor vs. large rototiller
> 5. Re: Small tractor vs. large rototiller
> 6. Re: Small tractor vs. large rototiller
> 7. Re: Small tractor vs. large rototiller
> 8. Re: Small tractor vs. large rototiller
> 
>
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> 
> Subject: Re: tomatoes
> From: Windwalker <windwalker at computer-services.com>
> Date: Sun, 01 Oct 2000 09:17:41 -0500
> X-Message-Number: 1
> 
> I'm reading all this tomato talk and thoroughly
> enjoying the revelations of
> heirlooms.  For years I was a tomato purist and
> would only grow heirlooms
> but since our last few years have not been great
> tomato years (east/central
> kansas) for various reasons, I decided to try
> hybrids.  Got variety ideas
> from other growers and forged ahead.
> 
> Well the celebrities immediately defoliated and only
> grew sun-scalded
> tomatoes, the daybreaks weren't early and also lost
> foliage, as did the
> solar set, lemon boys cracked miserably in the heat
> and were a disappointin=
> g
> flavor.  The best tomatoes I had were pink girls,
> golden queen, red sun and=
> ,
> of course, sun gold.  I had good production on these
> until we hit the upper
> 90's and into 100=BA+.
> 
> I also grew 1250 processing tomatoes, la rossa and
> italian gold for a salsa
> canning project we have here.  After I ran out of
> space for those plants, I
> stuck four in my hoop house in middle June "just to
> see what would happen".
> I picked a basket of tomatoes off of those four
> plants yesterday and more
> are coming.  Beautiful plants.  So, I reason, if
> these can do well in the
> hoop house (with shade cloth still on - it comes off
> today) what if I try
> the brandywines, etc. in there next year and leave
> the hybrids for the open
> beds.  I'm going for it!
> 
> There is one farm at our market that specializes in
> heirlooms and they have
> well-educated our customers to the fact that
> appearance doesn't equal
> flavor.  I think it helps to cut out any articles
> you may see on items that
> you grow (and there are always articles on heirlooms
> tomatoes) and lay them
> out for the customers to read. They are so
> influenced by magazines, etc.
> 
> joan vibert
> windwalker farm
> ottawa, kansas
> 
> 
> 
>
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> 
> Subject: Re: Small tractor vs. large rototiller
> From: Michael Belluso <ymbelluso at yahoo.com>
> Date: Sun, 1 Oct 2000 07:27:55 -0700 (PDT)
> X-Message-Number: 2
> 
> Hello All,
> 
> I have a 5 acre farmette that has one acre for yard
> and 4 tillable acres adjoining.  I'm trying to
> decide
> between a large tiller like BCS or Troy-bilt.  My
> other option is to buy a small tractor and attach a
> PTO tiller.  Any helpful ideas from the group would
> be
> appreciated.  Is there a preference between tillers?
> This will be the first year for me so please excuse
> my
> confusion.  Thanks .  
> Please send mail :  ymbelluso at yahoo.com
> 
> mike  
> 
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> 3889 S. Rte. 115
> Kankakee, IL  60901-7184
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> 
> Subject: Re: Small tractor vs. large rototiller
> From: Karen Cannon <kp_cannon at yahoo.com>
> Date: Sun, 1 Oct 2000 07:44:16 -0700 (PDT)
> X-Message-Number: 3
> 
> Hi Mike,
> 
> I bought a BCS with tiller and sickle bar mower 3
> years ago and love it. Extremely reliable, easy to
> run, and I'm no good with machines. I used to use
> tractors when I rented land on a larger farm and
> found
> that I spent more time finding the attachments,
> putting everything together, and then fixing
> whatever
> was always broken than I actually did using the
> equipment (of course they were not my machines so
> that
> probably made everything more difficult).
> 
> I till about an acre with the BCS and it goes pretty
> quickly now that the grass/hay is gone. I was doing
> about 10 50x3 foot beds in half a day this spring.
> 
> Good luck sorting it all out.
> 
> Karen
> 
> Planet Veg
> Maryland, zone 7
> --- Michael Belluso <ymbelluso at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Hello All,
> > 
> > I have a 5 acre farmette that has one acre for
> yard
> > and 4 tillable acres adjoining.  I'm trying to
> > decide
> > between a large tiller like BCS or Troy-bilt.  My
> > other option is to buy a small tractor and attach
> a
> > PTO tiller.  Any helpful ideas from the group
> would
> > be
> > appreciated.  Is there a preference between
> tillers?
> > This will be the first year for me so please
> excuse
> > my
> > confusion.  Thanks .  
> > Please send mail :  ymbelluso at yahoo.com
> > 
> > mike  
> > 
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> > Michael & Yolanda Belluso
> > 3889 S. Rte. 115
> > Kankakee, IL  60901-7184
> > 
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> Subject: Re: Small tractor vs. large rototiller
> From: "Del Williams" <delannw at dlogue.net>
> Date: Sun, 1 Oct 2000 10:04:07 -0500
> X-Message-Number: 4
> 
> I think that you are going to get recommendations
> for 
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Michael & Yolanda Belluso
3889 S. Rte. 115
Kankakee, IL  60901-7184

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