2 ACRE expansion, tilling & succession planting
I've got a lot of questions floating around in my head, I hope I don't confuse whoever reads this post!
What is the best way to manage succession planting on 2 acres of land, one 5x100' bed planted every week?
I have an old Ford 8N tractor that I use to plow and disc, and in the past my neighbor has brought over his John Deere with a 5' tiller attachment to run it through the plowed/disced bed a couple of times. This worked great when I only did 4 beds. Now that I'm looking at a lot more beds planted one at a time, I'm not about to bug the poor guy every week!
My husband suggested plowing & discing the entire 2 acres, then having my neighbor use his 5' tiller on all of it. Then each week when I want to plant one 5x100 bed, he said my little 5hp walk behind tiller should do fine since the ground has already been broken.
I said it sounded great, but what about all the weeds that would go crazy in the unplanted, broken ground while it waited to be planted? The erosion?
What is the best way to manage succession planting on 2 acres? What equipment do I need?
Sorry, I know this is goofy!