Speeding on the Farm


| 1/9/2013 9:43:28 AM


Tags: cover crop, harry vetch, spreader, Pauline Hylton,

Pauline HyltonThe attendant at the farm store stared awkwardly at us. “We don’t carry harry vetch here.”

“How about winter rye?”

“No sir. But we do have rye and a few other seeds you could use.”

We exited the seed store with three different kinds of seeds. The next question: how do we mix and spread them?

We pulled out the handbook. Our desire was to plant our first cover crop.

“The manual says I’m supposed to go 10mph to spread the seeds evenly.”

pauline hylton
1/16/2013 2:22:46 AM

Thanks, Dave. I will pass that on to Tom. He's still there even though it's been raining for 3 days.


mary carton
1/12/2013 10:23:57 PM

Dave's is giving good advice.


nebraska dave
1/12/2013 7:53:09 PM

Pauline, I don't know how the modern day farmers do it but when I helped my uncle we would run over the ground with what we called a disk to stir up the soil, then sow the seed, then use what we called a harrow to cover the seed just a bit to have better contact with the soil. In a few days the seeds would begin to sprout. Maybe that procedure would help to get from noun farm to verb farm. Have a great farm day.





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