general ground prep
In planting any seed, the better prepared and more weed-free your planting area is, the better your crop will grow.
IF POSSIBLE, KILL EXISTING VEGETATION
AFTER IT IS DEAD, MOW OR CHOP VEGETATION
PLOW OR DISK THE AREA TO BE PLANTED
HARROW TO A MEDIUM TO FINE SEEDBED
Sometimes it isn't possible to prepare the soil the best way. In that case, prepare the soil the best you can and pick species that are less particular, such as wild millet, sudangrass, peas or buckwheat. If you have a unique situation or additional questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We use an off-set disk to work up the field.
We then use a cultipacker to smooth out the dirt and after we plant a field we will use this again to roll the seed into the ground, using just the rollers.
A sprocket roller can also be used to roll a field if you don't have access to a cultipacker.
We use a spin spreader to disperse fertilizer after we work up the ground.
It can also be used to disperse seed if you don't have access to a seed drill.
We plant most of our fields using a seed drill.