Planting in rocky ground

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Re: Planting in rocky ground

Postby skyhightree1 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:43 am

Workinonit Farm wrote:
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SmokinM wrote:In Powhatan on one of those bluffs not to far off the river. The area is notorious for poor rocky soil, told her on the phone it would be to rocky to drill. Oh no it will be fine she says, two weeks later when they start clearing, what can I do about all these rocks?


Oh ok I am in powhatan today by Watkins landing. What size rocks are they ?


Sounds like a perfect opportunity for the two of you to meet up, on site, and make a plan. :)

Funny thing, when I read his initial post, I thought to myself "hmmmmm, sounds like our place, heck sounds like most of Virginia!" LOL and, as it turns out, it is Va!


Lol not all of va no rocks where I am just Sand lol
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Re: Planting in rocky ground

Postby Workinonit Farm » Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:50 am

You're closer to the water, I'm at the foot of the mountains, in the mountains.
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Re: Planting in rocky ground

Postby Ky cowboy » Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:12 pm

We used a grader blade looking thing but it was made like a rake it worked good. Pulled all the rocks to the ditch then went back with fel and pushed them in
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Re: Planting in rocky ground

Postby Stocker Steve » Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:06 pm

Workinonit Farm wrote:Funny thing, when I read his initial post, I thought to myself "hmmmmm, sounds like our place, heck sounds like most of Virginia!" LOL and, as it turns out, it is Va!


Move west where they are bigger. Then u get to use a backhoe and a dozer. :nod:
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Re: Planting in rocky ground

Postby Workinonit Farm » Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:16 pm

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Workinonit Farm wrote:Funny thing, when I read his initial post, I thought to myself "hmmmmm, sounds like our place, heck sounds like most of Virginia!" LOL and, as it turns out, it is Va!


Move west where they are bigger. Then u get to use a backhoe and a dozer. :nod:


:lol: No thanks! I have enough of those on our own place, thankyou very much! :lol:
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Re: Planting in rocky ground

Postby boondocks » Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:50 pm

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boondocks wrote:No sympathy, all I grow is rocks. Fist sized is small. Every spring they sprout up, size of your head often. Bedrock is about an inch below the surface is places. Fun fencing

Dam, sounds like you are in the Ozarks!


Just outside the Adirondacks. Rocks galore, some fields more than others. It's sloped
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Re: Planting in rocky ground

Postby chevytaHOE5674 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:17 am

I rent a rock rake from a local guy and windrow them as much as possible, then go with a rock bucket on the tractor or skid steer and load up the dump truck with as many of them as possible. Then offset disc what's left and prep/plant as usual. Then on newly cleared ground we have to do it again a few years later or the discbine does nothing but throw rocks at the tractor.
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Re: Planting in rocky ground

Postby dun » Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:41 pm

chevytaHOE5674 wrote:I rent a rock rake from a local guy and windrow them as much as possible, then go with a rock bucket on the tractor or skid steer and load up the dump truck with as many of them as possible. Then offset disc what's left and prep/plant as usual. Then on newly cleared ground we have to do it again a few years later or the discbine does nothing but throw rocks at the tractor.

I call it a "rock make". Every pass turns up more rocks then it raked up
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Re: Planting in rocky ground

Postby SmokinM » Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:08 am

Thanks for the feed back. Seems like my thoughts were pretty in line with the professionals. Now I will give her the options and see where her budget takes us. Always amazed at what a real estate agent can sell as a good "farm" property. Not sure what baffles me more when they buy trees and rocks, or trees and swamp.
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Re: Planting in rocky ground

Postby Supa Dexta » Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:12 am

Start laying the manure to it and building soil.
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