What is a Middle Buster and How Can it Help you with Gardening?

Building a Garden Using a Middle Buster

For those looking to build a large vegetable garden, having the right tools is critical to getting the job done as efficiently as possible. This is where the middle buster comes in. A middle buster is an implement that attaches to a hitch on the back of a tractor and is capable of completing a range of tasks, from digging furrows for vegetables to harvesting root vegetables like potatoes.

Let’s take a look at the steps that landowners can take to build out their gardens with the assistance of a middle buster.

1. Matching the Middle Buster with a Tractor

For John Deere tractor owners in the market for a middle buster, Frontier offers great implements that are compatible with Category 1, 3-point hitches. As a note, Frontier middle busters perform best when powered by a tractor with a horsepower range between 24 and 45.

2. Dig a Furrow

Once the tillage process has been completed, operators can use their middle buster to dig a furrow up to 12 inches deep. After the furrow is dug, vegetables can be planted at a recommended depth of about 4 inches into the soil. Finally, cover the vegetable with soil and use a row hipper to build up the hills as the stems grow.

3. Run the Middle Buster Through the Soil

When the vegetables are ready to be harvested, operators should run their middle buster through the soil. Doing this will allow any root vegetables that were planted to pop right up to the surface with ease.

For more information regarding John Deere lawn and garden equipment and attachments, contact your local John Deere dealer.

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