[Market-farming] bed shapers

Bill Bradshaw billbradshaw at direcway.com
Mon Feb 21 18:42:09 EST 2005


Willie, how bout posting a photo of your new find?TB
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Willie McKemie" <mf at austinfarm.org>
To: "Market Farming" <market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Monday, February 21, 2005 12:21 PM
Subject: [Market-farming] bed shapers


> In order to used the hand-pushed seeders I recently acquired, I have 
> been out with a 5 gallon plastic bucket flattening out freshly thrown 
> up bed tops.  I think a leveled slightly compacted bed top would make 
> tractor pulled PlanetJrs go more smoothly, too.
> 
> I've been mulling over the possibility of getting a roller made that 
> dangles off of 3-point lift arms.  I'm thinking 8"-12" pipe about 27" 
> long.  I would rather have a roller made from two cones (smaller 
> diameter in the middle) to give me a crowned bed, but I think that 
> that is more than I want to attack at this time.
> 
> Does anyone have ideas?  Has anyone seen anything like that "off the 
> shelf"?
> 
> I had a bed shaper that laid plastic mulch and irrigation tape as 
> well as pressing the bed, but that was a massive thing that needed 
> 50+ hp.  I'm thinking of something easier to handle.
> 
> On the subject of bedding: I have used a disk bedder for many years; I 
> like to cultivate with it too.  It rolls over and cuts up stuff that is 
> too far gone for traditional cultivators.  But it needs tedious 
> adjustment to go between the bed building and cultivating 
> configurations.  I recently came across another disk bedder and I jumped 
> on it (bought it); I am leaving the new bedder set up to cultivate.  I 
> just pulled it over my badly overgrown asparagus.  With the bedder, I 
> can cut up the stuff in the middles so that I stand a chance of getting 
> sweeps down the rows.
> 
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