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Old 23 March 2020, 10:45
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Lowes sells monofilament garden fencing pretty cheap. That and a few 6' engineer pickets and you can keep the deer out pretty cheap. I think 100' of that fencing is about $20. I went with some heavier gauge stuff that was about $50 a roll, but I'm on my 3d season using the same fencing. I put it up in March and take it down in Oct.

Pretend you're at JRTC putting in a mined wire obstacle. It'll be fun.
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Old 23 March 2020, 21:58
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Lowes sells monofilament garden fencing pretty cheap. That and a few 6' engineer pickets and you can keep the deer out pretty cheap. I think 100' of that fencing is about $20. I went with some heavier gauge stuff that was about $50 a roll, but I'm on my 3d season using the same fencing. I put it up in March and take it down in Oct.

Pretend you're at JRTC putting in a mined wire obstacle. It'll be fun.
Yeah, Iíve got a few ideas. And a whole roll of barbed wire. Leftover chicken wire as well.
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Old 23 March 2020, 22:25
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Another thing you'll find is the coons will do as much damage as the deer if they find your shit.
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Old 23 March 2020, 22:31
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Another thing you'll find is the coons will do as much damage as the deer if they find your shit.
No shortage of them either.
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Old 23 March 2020, 22:52
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Let me know, I have some dogproof coon traps if you need a couple.
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Old 29 March 2020, 15:55
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Got my deer plot plowed and disc'd. Probably sow it in about a week.

I usually do it in clover, but if this virus BS keeps ramping up I'll fence it and do potatoes and tomatoes.
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Old 29 March 2020, 16:13
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Got my deer plot plowed and disc'd. Probably sow it in about a week.

I usually do it in clover, but if this virus BS keeps ramping up I'll fence it and do potatoes and tomatoes.
In the picture which way is north?

If it's close to straight up the picture the field will have a lot of shade.

If you guys drive around in farming country you can see the impact of shade and low spots with lots of moisture in the fields. The crop in the field is planted at the same time and all things being equal they should all be the same size - but they are not.
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Old 29 March 2020, 16:30
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It's oriented almost E/W. That pic was taken at 3pm and there was very little shade. I've done potatoes there and they did fine. I have my primary garden spot down on the creek that gets all day sun, this is just overflow or wildlife Ag.
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Old 30 March 2020, 07:18
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It's oriented almost E/W. That pic was taken at 3pm and there was very little shade. I've done potatoes there and they did fine. I have my primary garden spot down on the creek that gets all day sun, this is just overflow or wildlife Ag.
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Old 30 March 2020, 18:43
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Got a few things in today. Still too early here on top of the Blue Ridge for anything that won't handle a frost. Taters in the big black pipes in straw.
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Old 30 March 2020, 22:51
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Got a few things in today. Still too early here on top of the Blue Ridge for anything that won't handle a frost. Taters in the big black pipes in straw.
We have been using the molasses lick tubs for the taters. Works just the same, I guess.
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Old 31 March 2020, 06:20
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Great looking plot!
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Curious what opinions are out there on Rear PTO rotary tillers. Specifically between Land Pride, County line and King Kutter for a B-Series Kubota 2650.

I know there are some price variances but my question is about quality and if the extra money for a Land Pride, is worth it. Just curious if anyone has any experiences with these tiller brands over the long term.
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Old 1 April 2020, 15:21
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Another thing you'll find is the coons will do as much damage as the deer if they find your shit.
Ahem... https://www.socnet.com/showthread.php?t=134643&page=9

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Old 1 April 2020, 21:13
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Curious what opinions are out there on Rear PTO rotary tillers. Specifically between Land Pride, County line and King Kutter for a B-Series Kubota 2650.

I know there are some price variances but my question is about quality and if the extra money for a Land Pride, is worth it. Just curious if anyone has any experiences with these tiller brands over the long term.
I have a smaller one I bought with my John Deere 1025 Garden Tractor. Here is a link that may help.
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Kubota is fine stuff. Long lasting.
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I put in about 20 old tires from the farm to control erosion several years ago. I have not planted them in a few years , got them exposed again the other day, it kicked my ass. I also have four big tractor tires to use for planters this year, and along with the dozen or so mineral lick tubs for Ma to use , I am rototiller free this year!
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Old 2 April 2020, 08:35
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Ended up going with the Land Pride RTR1258 mainly out of convenience because they had it in stock, got a descent deal and they are doing all the work. Picking up my tractor and delivering it back assembled and mounted. I am lucky they are only 5 minutes down the street.

I have been putting off getting one, but given our current circumstances across the country, a bigger garden might end up being a grave necessity.
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Old 2 April 2020, 08:38
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I've been wanting one for my Kubota B2610 for years, but I'm too stingy to buy one. What did it set ya back?

4 or 5'?
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Old 2 April 2020, 09:25
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I know some of you forage for wild edibles and medicinals. I have been doing it for years though still have much to learn. One of my new favorites which is becoming plentiful is Day Lily! As always with any wild edible or succulent one must enjoy them a little bit at a time as some individuals can't tolerate much of the wild forage!
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