[Market-farming] Market-farming Digest, Vol 73, Issue 12

david purpura davepurpura at yahoo.com
Fri Feb 13 08:33:46 EST 2009

I haven't used it to dig dahlias - hadn't thought to.  We only do a few hundred row feet and dig them by hand.  But I think it would do a good job.  I bought a bigger one last year - 16 or 18" across and used it on potatoes with mixed results..


--- On Thu, 2/12/09, WENDY & RANDY GRAY <hoemangray at embarqmail.com> wrote:
From: WENDY & RANDY GRAY <hoemangray at embarqmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Market-farming] Market-farming Digest, Vol 73, Issue 12
To: davepurpura at yahoo.com, "Market Farming" <market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org>
Date: Thursday, February 12, 2009, 11:33 PM

#yiv1140185541 p {margin:0;}Dave - thanks...
Do you also use this tool to dig the dahlias up?? Didn't think about glads, but will use it for that too!
We have orchard tractors available for our use, so the size should be fine, its just my hillside (and sidehill) that are the biggest challenge!
Thanks again,
----- Original Message -----
From: "david purpura" <davepurpura at yahoo.com>
To: market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org
Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2009 7:51:05 PM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific
Subject: Re: [Market-farming] Market-farming Digest, Vol 73, Issue 12

Wendy - you're going to love this tool!  We use it for everything - dahlias - dig deep then backfill with peat moss or compost, same with asparagus.  It's great for potatoes, glad bulbs, and in our sandy soil we plant most things in trenches - tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, etc.

One caveat - on a small tractor, mounted on the three point hitch, with down pressure it tends to reduce traction.  We use it mostly on the cub under the belly.



Hi - 

I have a request for you all...I'm looking for a middle buster or sometimes
called a potato plow. I'd like your recommendations regarding the different
brands. I will be using it to plant lots of dahlias (unless you all give me
 ideas). Hopefully it will work to dig them up as well in the fall. 

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