[Market-farming] bed shapers
TxBeeFarmer at HotPop.com
Mon Feb 21 22:09:46 EST 2005
I'll try to get you a picture of each thing I mentioned, but it may be a few
days. I'm in the middle of several projects that really should have been
finished a week ago! This one man show stuff is for the birds.
(West Texas) Mark
----- Original Message -----
> I can't picture it. You have a digital camera? If you can send me a
> (modest size) photo, I'll post it for all to see along with my disk
> bedder tomorrow or the next day.
> You probably have experience with row crops (cotton, corn, sorghum,
> soybean)? I have none.
> Don't know about wind on berries. I would be afraid of plants getting
> abraded by wind-blown grit. No more so than with other young crops,
> though. That much wind can't do anything any good. I went to a
> weekend race at an airfield near Midland many years ago. A strong
> sand-blasting wind blew all morning one day. Due to the stinging grit,
> you couldn't face the wind; you backed into the wind. To our great
> relief, it settled down around noon. Then, it blew with equal
> ferocity from the other direction all afternoon.
> "Stick Planter": My green pea planting was a failure. Birds dug out
> and ate 90+%. So far, I have planted 1/2 row of okra and 1/2 row of
> sweet corn with it; about 200-300' each. Into killed weeds and crop
> residue. Nothing up yet.
> Willie, ONWARD! Through the fog!
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