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maartvk 60641 1 Bulb planting either
Bulb planting
Today we have started with planting narcissen. Direct before
planting we plough the soil. Today I was on the DX 3.5 with
the plough and my uncle and cousin were on the AgroXtra 4.17
with the planter.
First of all the planter has to be filled.
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Here you see the back of the planter. It is a nobels bulb
planter. The bulbs fall in 5 pipes of 15cm broad.
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Refilling the planter. That thing on the roof is very easy
because now we take five bigboxes with us.
The planter has a spraying unit for spraying monarch in the
pipes against rhyzoctonia.
At the back of the planter there is a seeder, because we
seed wheat between the bulbs. This is against dust and it is
for a better soil structure. The seeder works with a 12 volt
motor, so that why the lights are on.
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Close up of the planter
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Side view, you see three pipes to the front and two go to
the back.
My cousin controlles the seeder and the sprayer and he
checks if the thickly is correct.
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A couple of hours later, you see we made progress and the
weather became better, clouds were gone. If we plant a whole
day we plant about 2 to 2,5 ha. Mostly we drive about 8
km/h.
The ploughing was finished for today and I picked up our
wifo bale grabber and the imants rotory spitmachine for some
extra weight on the back.
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The strawcover machine is loaded and ready for action, but I
had to wait a couple of minutes on my uncle because he was
on the phone for the tenth time that day :-\
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Here we are covering the beds with the straw. I'm on the
roof to fill the machine continiously. The straw is against
dust and against freezing of the bulbs.
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Front view.
Sometimes it's very dusty work and my uncle is a rough
driver so I must be carefull all the time, because I don't
want to fall of the roof or fall in the machine. There goes
about 20 ton staw on one ha.
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Top view. I can assure you, that it isn't nice when you fall
in the machine, because the shredder makes meat of you and
in the past already a couple of people died who felt in the
machine.
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THis was about 20 years ago. My two uncles were planting
with our D 5206 and our 4 piped planter. Then the beds were
1.35m, but now with the 5 piped planter our beds are 1.50m
Filling the planter was handwork, crates or bags with bulbs
had to thrown in the planter by hand.

greetings,

Maarten, Holland
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Chris I haven't got a picture of me ploughing with the 3.5
Maybe I'll make one later this week.
We use a 2 furrow Goudland sand plough. Because of the light
soil I drive mostly about 8-10 km/h
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Chris, on these photo's we were planting narcissen, but we
have also tulips and hyacints, but these ones we plant in
october/november.
We dig them with a bulbs digger. This machine looks a bit
like a potato digger. We put them in bigboxes not in
haulers. We dig the tulips and hyacints in june/july and the
narcissen in july/begin august, so the narcissen are almost
a year in the soil. The narcis is family of the onion and
the digging proces is the same. First we dig them and throw
them on the field to let them dry a couple of days and then
we pick them up of the field.
If you have more questions, ask them and I'll try to answer.

Greetings, Maarten
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Maarten, great series. Very informative... Stu
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