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Re: Re: Current Garden Activities
  • Subject: Re: Re: Current Garden Activities
  • From: Chuck Chapman <irischapman@aim.com>
  • Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2011 10:52:49 -0500 (EST)


The rocks work themselves to the surface, after tilling. So just pick them off the ground with use of a pry-bar for bigger rocks. Use thick gloves of course.
There will be a new crop after next go through with tiller.  Soil is sandy loam, so rocks gradually lift to surface as it rains.

Soil is prepped before planting with plow and disk. Get a good crop of big rocks at that time. Know I have a really big rock when plow goes "clunk" and jumps out of ground. Semi big ones get lifted up with plow.

Here is photo of main rock pile.This doesn't include the really big rocks that have been set aside (or used) in various projects.

Chuck Chapman

-----Original Message-----
From: flatnflashy <flatnflashy@yahoo.com>
To: iris-photos <iris-photos@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wed, Nov 9, 2011 7:02 am
Subject: [iris-photos] Re: Current Garden Activities


How does the garden look? How does the shovel look? How does the rake look? How many pairs of gardeners gloves did you go through? Whew!

--- In iris-photos@yahoogroups.com, Cordesview <cordesview@...> wrote:
> WOW!
> How does the garden look?
> Adam~
> On Nov 8, 2011, at 11:49 AM, Chuck Chapman wrote:
> Oops.Now with photo.
> Chuck Chapman
> Here is a picture on one days work of garden clean up. About 800 lbs
> of rock. Have done this every day for about two weeks now.
> I wasn't able to rototill rows last year because too many rocks had
> surfaced. Tthey just keep coming back, but at least I can rototill
> rows next year.
> Biggest one so far (several years ago) was a granite rock just over
> 3ft long, two and a feet half across and just over two feet thick.
> Took three people to roll it out of its hole.
> Chuck Chapman
> <Rocks-OneDay-PK7_7008.jpg>

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