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 Post subject: What Now ?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 4:57 pm 
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I recently inherited 5 acres and have begun building my retirement home. I have never been a gardener on this scale, but with my newly aquired used tractor, here goes......... 8)
Behind the house will be my garden / orchard combination. The area is about 150 x 50.
This spring, in order to begin building the soil, I planted buckwheat, red ripper peas, and iron and clay peas.
This fall, I will be planting other cover crops, BUT.....
How or what to I do with all of the pea foliage I have?
Do I cut and till it in and then plant? Do I leave it laying on the ground and then plant the winter cover crop?
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 Post subject: Re: What Now ?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:01 pm 
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Where is this land?

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 Post subject: Re: What Now ?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:53 pm 
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Lindale, Tx, Smith County.


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 Post subject: Re: What Now ?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 3:07 pm 
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I would just mow the legumes and other plants and leave the residue on the ground. Only till into the soil if the residue is too thick to give good soil/seed contact. Either way the residue will be good for the new crops.


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 Post subject: Re: What Now ?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:44 pm 
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Thank you


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