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how does everyone cover their seeds?

PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:29 am
by buckcrazy
I use a piece of chain link fence about 5 foot wide and 5 foot long with a piece of piling strapped to the back. Seems to work fine but just looking for other peoples ideas.

Re: how does everyone cover their seeds?

PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:31 am
by Smacko
section hare

Re: how does everyone cover their seeds?

PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:00 am
by j-bo
Lightly disk for the larger seeds, oats, cereal rye, etc.

Cultipack for the small seeds, brassicas/clover.

Re: how does everyone cover their seeds?

PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:55 pm
by huntall
buckcrazy wrote:I use a piece of chain link fence about 5 foot wide and 5 foot long with a piece of piling strapped to the back. Seems to work fine but just looking for other peoples ideas.

I do the same.
Sometimes I will lightly disc in if its just wheat.

Re: how does everyone cover their seeds?

PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:13 pm
by jbullard1
I use dirt
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And a 10 foot section Harrow :)

If I have the ground prepared and catch the weather right I just sow the small seeds right before or during a rain

Re: how does everyone cover their seeds?

PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:22 pm
by dustygoodson
we never use anything

Re: how does everyone cover their seeds?

PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:32 pm
by Profiler999
Burn, disc twice, section hare, plant, section hare to cover. 52 acres.

Planted a week ago. Grass at 1.5" already with two weeks before first weekend hunt!

Sent by carrier pigeon. Don't look up.

Re: how does everyone cover their seeds?

PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:36 pm
by gtk
j-bo wrote:Lightly disk for the larger seeds, oats, cereal rye, etc.

Cultipack for the small seeds, brassicas/clover.

what he said

Re: how does everyone cover their seeds?

PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:11 pm
by patinlouisiana
We use the ramp off of the 4wheeler trailer :W:
Then we have a roller we use.

Re: how does everyone cover their seeds?

PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:12 pm
by RoadRanger
A free pallet from the co op.... Just got home from doing my plot actually. Throw a 50 lb bag of seed or fertilizer on it and roll on.. Works like a charm

Re: how does everyone cover their seeds?

PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:08 am
by sardisdeerhunter
RoadRanger wrote:A free pallet from the co op.... Just got home from doing my plot actually. Throw a 50 lb bag of seed or fertilizer on it and roll on.. Works like a charm



I have used a pallet before,It does work.

Re: how does everyone cover their seeds?

PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:32 am
by buckcrazy
never tried the pallet thing but i have one plot left and think i may try it being that i hae pallets lay around

Re: how does everyone cover their seeds?

PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:44 pm
by RoadRanger
I had tons of spots where my dirt was piled up 9 to 13 inches high and that pallet with a little weight has smoothed it down with only one pass over to perfectly smooth.. Cant beat it

Re: how does everyone cover their seeds?

PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:17 pm
by joshua99ta
I've heard of using old box spring matress'. I USED to have a section harrow... my dad ended up smashing it with the track hoe on accident. SOO i'm gunna try this box spring method tomorrow and see. I've got an old metal box spring made of metal down in the shop im gunna try it

Re: how does everyone cover their seeds?

PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:13 pm
by RoadRanger
Looking back on my years of planting I have used multiple things... including.. a harrow, a pallet, and my personal favorite two years in a row I pulled the iron plate from the inside of a piano that the strings hook to.. it broke in half but we kept pullin with it till it went to the scrap yard. We never could figure out WHY there was a heavy piece of a piano out in the woods but we put it to use. LOL

Re: how does everyone cover their seeds?

PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 1:38 pm
by Curlyjack
Use a small 5' disk with a piece of angle iron welded to it to drag behind it for the wheat and oats, and then roll the cultipacker of the rye grass seeds.