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    No plough spuds

    If have seen this discussed before, assuming when I actually start land work the conditions are right, is there anything to be gained by ploughing now for potatoes, I will deep lift, ridge,bed till then separate, my fields are untouched stubble. Its probably pretty sticky underneath but can see it getting too dry if I plough as a one man band with a few days needed for each operation.

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    Re: No plough spuds

    If we had had a dryish winter our spud land would Be sumoed then ridged, tilled n serperated, trouble is its wet underneath,, if we just sumo it n ridge it it will be like a lot o wet Shyte,,, take forever to get good beds,
    plough it n run the Cambridge roller over it, don't want it too bale out like conkers,, I know it's a pain especially if your a one man band,, but if you skimp when your trying to plant it just adds to the time to get a decent bed, then they gotta lie in it, then u be lifting it to al all cloddy etc,,,
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    Re: No plough spuds

    Yeah I think you probably right, I lug furrow press about so its no extra passes just a Bit sloweR

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    Re: No plough spuds

    Quote Originally Posted by charlieboy View Post
    Yeah I think you probably right, I lug furrow press about so its no extra passes just a Bit sloweR
    You do what you thinks best chap... Having tried to make beds out of rock hard ploughed furrows for the time it takes to plough n press it,,, and your ridged ground will be dryer IMO
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