How To Cultivate Your Garden With A Kubota Tractor

Hi, I’m Ted with Everything Attachments. We’re here today with our Cultivator 110. This is a cultivator that’s similar to the old Leinbach cultivator except we’re using heavy duty, Italian-made tines, double reversible forged points. We’re making all of the yellow part in-house. We’re even putting these things here through a nice roller here so when you enter your crops…we’re going to go over a row that doesn’t have anything planted because this is the day we’re doing gardening day. So we don’t have anything up yet. Hopefully we’ll be able to do this once we have our crop up in a couple of weeks.

So this is a row that’s already been bedded and raised. So what we’re going to do is we’re going to straddle it. So if this had been growing for four, six weeks, it was up about this high, and your ground, from you walking up and down in it and so forth and just the rain and everything packing the ground, keeping the rain from being able to absorb into your ground well, that’s when you want to keep your young crop cultivated well, where your roots and all will get the aeration, the water can go in, and without damaging your plant, you simply straddle it right here, right in the middle if it’s this high and then the tines are going to loosen everything up in the middle to keep it soft and let your crop do the best it can.

Go ahead and give it a run. This is fully adjustable. You have adjustments. This is not all the way out. You have three more holes. If you wanted it really, really narrow, you’ve got one more hole out and you’ve got infinite spacing of what you want to do back here.

So right there, he’s still leaving the row…he’s getting into some really deep there at first…but he’s still straddling the row so the high raised ridge is staying there. It’s important that you stay looking forward and get straight, which he looked back and he’s getting a little off, but he’s okay. So that’s loosening up all the ground beside your row without bothering your crop, up till it gets to about two, two and a half feet.

After it gets two and a half feet tall, it will shade the area he’s doing enough that the weeds won’t matter. So you’re taking up all the weeds that are absorbing all your nutrients up and getting rid of those and letting the water go down through there. Once your crop is up high enough that the cultivator can’t be used anymore, then the shade from the plant will keep all the weeds out of this and the problem kind of goes away.

That’s where a tractor that has the position control really would be nice instead of an up or down. He has no exact control except up or down and he’s got a big hunk of grass right there. All right, you’re good right there. So he’s just simply leaving the middle of the row where the plant would be and taking out the weeds and stuff that would be on the side, aerating everything, without bothering the crop.

The more you do it, the better you get at it. Without having a plant to actually follow, following the ground or what looks like a groove is a little hard, but you get the general idea. And a cultivator’s an important part of not having to use a hoe all the time and get all the weeds out, because the weeds when they’re young can do everything from take over your young plants to keep them from growing because of the shade and simply taking the nutrients out of the ground.

So give us a call or an e-mail at Everything Attachments and we’ll be happy to make sure you’re getting the right gardening and landscaping attachments for your size of tractor.