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    2020 Gardens and Lawns

    Time for a new year of garden and lawn pictures! Talk about gardens and landscapes, or just share yard work with your Cubs. As always.......

    ~Jonathan
    Oblong, Illinois

    Just because it's old, doesn't mean it's obsolete!

    I've got a lot of Cubs in the barn....but I have more implements/attachments!

    #2
    I got the 1050 out today. Took the blade off and put the mower deck back on once again. Plan to mow with the 1650 Lance picked up for me lady year, but season crept up on me before I could get it going. Poor 1050 needs a new engine so bad. I started building up a K321 (14 hp) to go in but never finished it. Maybe this year *sigh*. It's always something taking my time and money, lol.

    Oh look! My beautiful bride made it into the picture! Yep.... playing with her phone. Such a millenial. I robbed the cradle, lol.

    Don't mind my junk.....

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    ~Jonathan
    Oblong, Illinois

    Just because it's old, doesn't mean it's obsolete!

    I've got a lot of Cubs in the barn....but I have more implements/attachments!

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    • IHCubCadet147
      IHCubCadet147 commented
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      14hp K341?

    • zippy1
      zippy1 commented
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      Thought that was one of those darn kids, always on their phone.

    • J-Mech
      J-Mech commented
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      Sorry Nick. I hit a wrong key. A 14hp is a 321. I fixed it.

    #3
    Nice little Case too! Skids are so handy to have around, sometimes more so the smaller ones! They fit more places! And hydraulics are always handy.
    Rich

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      #4
      I’ve been working on the driveway, a little at a time, the past few weeks. Raking gravel off the sides and regrading. I finished spreading most of the gravel today. Tomorrow I have to spread a small pile at the bottom, rake it, and I’ll be done. If I have time after that, I may put the deck on my 1450 and cut grass for the first time. Not much to cut yet, I mostly want to cut up the leaves left over from last year.
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      -Nick
      125, 126, 147, 129 x 3, 149, 1450, 1320
      3 42” Blades, 3 42” Triangle Decks, 2 44A Decks, 38” LT Deck, 42” Stone Rake, #4 Cart

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      • zippy1
        zippy1 commented
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        Damn Nick, good looking excavation job.
        Looks like a beautiful location.

      • IHCubCadet147
        IHCubCadet147 commented
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        Thanks Todd. I finished it up yesterday. I have a few low spots to fix yet at the bottom, but overall it turned out good.

      #5
      Plowed the garden yesterday. Glad I did, it was perfect for plowing! Rain today, which I actually like. If it rains on the plowed soil, it usually tills up better.

      I let my two kids try plowing this year too. First time. Actually, it was my daughter's first time on a gear drive tractor. They did good! Took about 2.5 hours including stopping for a break.

      Oblagatory pics, and as always a video!

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      https://youtu.be/D7yztBdGkZU
      ~Jonathan
      Oblong, Illinois

      Just because it's old, doesn't mean it's obsolete!

      I've got a lot of Cubs in the barn....but I have more implements/attachments!

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        #6
        Today I was working on clearing brush on the hill along the driveway. Cut it down, hauled it away with my 147 and burned it. I’m not done yet, I have more to haul another day, and cut back further behind the garage, I ran out of time today.

        I forgot to take before pictures, but you can see it in the background of this one:
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        Riley making sure I’m not going to lose my load:
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        After:
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        -Nick
        125, 126, 147, 129 x 3, 149, 1450, 1320
        3 42” Blades, 3 42” Triangle Decks, 2 44A Decks, 38” LT Deck, 42” Stone Rake, #4 Cart

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        • J-Mech
          J-Mech commented
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          Looks much better!

        • IHCubCadet147
          IHCubCadet147 commented
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          Thanks!

        #7
        Well, picked up the last of our stuff for this year's garden at my Uncle's garden center tonight. I've had the tiller on the red 782 for a couple weeks....worked up a small garden for my Mom and my neighbor. We've had almost 8 inches of rain in the last 2.5 weeks, and calling for more this weekend. WGN has said it is our wettest May ever- previous record was last year. Don't have any pics (yet) but provided I can get into the garden this weekend (I'm desperately seeking a Super so if I can find a good one I'll be on the road) I should have some to post.
        Brian - Spring Grove, IL
        IH 782 w/50c; Dad's 1650 (needs restored)
        CCC 782 dual stick w/44c; 1050 w/38c; 1861 w/54GT
        Parts 782, 1811, 1710, 1200
        Numerous IH, Brinly, Agri-Fab attachments

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          #8
          Well....things haven't gone as planned....Friday night it was nice, I tilled up a section for my neighbor, by the time it was done it was dark. Saturday morning got up and started sorting through all my stuff.....loaded up the #2 cart on the 1050 and headed out there. I got carrots, radishes, about 20 peppers, sunflowers, onions, and I mixed in a row of Zinnias on the end for my wife. Got 3 (of about 75) Marigolds planted, and it started raining. Done for Saturday. Got up Sunday about 6:30, thinking if I get my ass in gear it'll go, ended up raining by 7am, enough to get everything tacky, but the sun came out. Mowed the lawn from about 10 till 2. Went to a party till 7:30, came home, and got 2 more rows of sunflowers, and 3 rows of indian corn (wife's choice for decoration) in before dark. Monday morning got more rain...ended up splitting some plants that were sharing a pot before I end up planting them. Rain again....cleared up, party at my cousin's. Done for the day. Tuesday, work till 5, home about 5:30, it stayed dry, like 85 out today. Got out there, planted all my gourds, pumpkins, zucchini, watermelon, cantaloupe, and 4 cucumbers. Still have a few more Cukes to go. Had a 12 strip between both sections of the garden, I figured I'll till it up, tie the two together, plant tomorrow night. Grabbed the 782, made a couple rounds, at the far end of the pass, the tiller starts banging/jumping out of the ground.....I'm thinking an old tree root.....so I carefully go through, work the section, and I'll dig it up and cut it out later. I grab my shovel......start digging...hit a rock. No biggie, keep digging, hit more rock.....I'm like, wtf? I started poking around, this thing is pretty big, maybe 6 inches down, if that....so I start uncovering it. I end up digging up a 30" diameter chuck of concrete with a steel post in the center....thinking it was an anchor for a TV satellite antenna in the 80s....and they just cut it off and buried it, didn't say anything. No I gotta dig this thing out, break it up and dispose of it, then fill in the hole. And STILL finish planting my stuff.....someday I'll get there.
          Brian - Spring Grove, IL
          IH 782 w/50c; Dad's 1650 (needs restored)
          CCC 782 dual stick w/44c; 1050 w/38c; 1861 w/54GT
          Parts 782, 1811, 1710, 1200
          Numerous IH, Brinly, Agri-Fab attachments

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          • Redblower
            Redblower commented
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            Wow, nice bit of work, wish I lived in your neighborhood, I could get all my veggies from you! Too bad about the big dang clump of concrete, that will be a little bit more work, good luck and take care of your back.

          #9
          29BDAA11-DBAD-4597-8F7D-3E207FCF3A7F.jpeg I got real lazy with our garden this year. I got onions in early, and we had tons of rain. Finally got beans in and we got frost. Only about 4 of those came up. The big plot got dry enough to till, so I did and planted potatoes. They are coming up nice! Now I have to get off my ass and redo the beans. The potato plot got ahead of me and is getting bad with weeds. So I did cultivate and got most of them hilled. Still have to play with that cultivator though.
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            #10
            Cultivating and planting the second half of the garden. Not much variety this year. Sweetcorn, green beans, some raddishes, grape tomatoes and sunflowers because my daughter lives to raise them. 4 rows (of sunflowers) this year! Twice as many as last year!!

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            ~Jonathan
            Oblong, Illinois

            Just because it's old, doesn't mean it's obsolete!

            I've got a lot of Cubs in the barn....but I have more implements/attachments!

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              #11
              First planting is looking awesome! I expect I will have green beans in a couple weeks. Probably have sweet corn at the end of the month, maybe first week of August. I haven't had this clean of a garden in a couple years. Really happy about it. I put 28% nitrogen on my corn twice this year. Once as a starter, and again when it was bove knee high. I think it really did it good. I cultivated the second planting of corn and beans, and ran the tiller through the sunflowers, and the tall corn. Might have to hit the second crop stuff again before it gets real big. I didn't rotary hoe the second crop of beans, but did the sweet corn. You could really tell the difference. A rotary hoe is a great tool if it gets used when it should. I already harvested the radishes. They were good! Or, are good. Just put them in the refrigerator and have been eating them at meals. Enjoy the pics!

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              ~Jonathan
              Oblong, Illinois

              Just because it's old, doesn't mean it's obsolete!

              I've got a lot of Cubs in the barn....but I have more implements/attachments!

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              • zippy1
                zippy1 commented
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                Hot damn Jon, garden looks good.
                Had to laugh when you said "green beans." You couldn't get me to eat a green bean, if you paid me. When I was young, worked two summers at the local "beanery". I saw, and handle more of those damn things than, we'll, than anyone should. I can barely drive past the place, with the smell in the summer, without getting darn near sick.
                Your corn looks awesome. Our field corn here is about shoulder high...

              #12
              Good looking garden Jon. I miss having a garden but maybe next year I will have more time.

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                #13
                Well...I've had mixed results so far this year, and it's a little disappointing to be honest. My indian corn looks great, my mammoth sunflowers are great, zinnias good, radishes good (some already done)...lost 1 pepper, broke the stem off at the ground. Had 3 zucchinis (1 from Home Depot) and the HD zucc was SHREDDED within a matter of days by cucumber beetles-the other 2 our flourishing, and the were planted next to the HD plant. Lost a cuke to the beetles, lost the watermelon. My remaining cukes have been stunted, and I don't know what I'll get out of them. I planted a 2nd round 2 weeks ago and IDK if they'll produce. Gourds have been slow, and affected by the beetles. Peppers are much better, I've got jalapenos almost ready. Wife was given some kind of cauliflower (like Japanese or something like that) I planted 2 of them, thinking they wouldn't make it, and they are HUGE. Potatoes are looking good. Rain has been really hit and miss- we had 3 inches in 4 days last weekend, and then nothing. The nice part about that is the weeds haven't gotten out of control.
                Brian - Spring Grove, IL
                IH 782 w/50c; Dad's 1650 (needs restored)
                CCC 782 dual stick w/44c; 1050 w/38c; 1861 w/54GT
                Parts 782, 1811, 1710, 1200
                Numerous IH, Brinly, Agri-Fab attachments

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                  #14
                  Darn it, ain't got no garden. Nancy has a flower garden, but those don't eat so well.
                  They cut 2nd crop today. Kind of fitting, being yesterday was the 4th.
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                  They can't all be turn key.
                  Make the best of each and every day.
                  Todd
                  Original's Start to Finish vid. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAoUNNiLwKs

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                    #15
                    My garden this year was a huge FLOP! I was way too busy this summer! We started a kitchen remodel before the “pandemic” and are just now wrapping it up. I did everything but the cabinets. New sub floor, moved a wall, drywall, tile, electric and plumbing. Way happy with the results but wow is it exhausting on top of a full time job.
                    That said, the only thing I planted was potatoes. Ended up with about 120 pounds. Only hilled them once, I normally do it twice the second time really heaping the sides. The weeds took over and I couldn’t even see my rows, so digging them up was a challenge. But we got it! Hope others had better success!
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