[Market-farming] Re: Market-farming digest, Garden seeder

HighField at att.net HighField at att.net
Mon Jan 6 07:42:52 EST 2003


I was just about to buy a BCS! What is bad about them? Is there a better 
alternative? Thanks for any info.
--
Ellen Hohenfeldt
4110 Imperial Drive
Brookfield, WI 53045
262 781-0431
HighField at att.net
> My experience tells me that it's good for what it does and what's it's meant
> to handle.
> 
> It has a few problems, but if you're going from hand seeding an acre or so
> of decent soil that's been worked a good it in the past, then you're OK.
> 
> If, however, you start off with poorly tilled soil that's still got a lot of
> sod pieces on it, it's going to be very inefficient.
> 
> Because I moved around a lot, I always seemed to start on soil that was in
> sod for a very long time.  My Troy-Bilt was replaced with a BCS - possibly
> my BIGGEST MISTAKE YET IN LIFE! - and that very expensive, hefty BCS
> couldn't get effectively through sod without a gazillion passes.
> 
> When I tried to use my seeder over the BCS-tilled soil, it was horrible.
> Seeds poppin' all over the place, no seed cover, lines were awful as the sod
> pieces got in the way.  But after a season or two of very hard work tilling,
> then the seeder worked like a dream.
> 
> But without good tilth, it's a test of patience and how far you can throw
> it!
> 

> Rose
> 
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