The hardest thing to get rid of are the clumps of grass. Sometimes I crawl through the garden on my hands and knees to toss out the grass blobs. The garden was 1/2 this size last June then I expanded it 10 feet to the south and 10 ft to the west there is no peat moss in that part of the garden so I need 2 bags of peat for that area. That is probably all the peat moss I need this year soil is looking very good today. I probably only need to till about 5 more times just have to wait and see. It is a very fast till only takes about 10 minutes zoom through the whole garden just enough to stir the soil and kill the plants that were tilled in and bring more grass blobs to the surface. 6 tomato plants, 2 bell pepper plants and 3 Rhubarb plants are all I am planting until soil warms up about 2 or 3 more weeks. My son lives in an apartment he will probably come over with a dozen tomato plants, he likes to experiment with plants that he reads about online, the cherry tomatoes he planted last year surprised me how well they did.rainbowgardener wrote:tilling 12 times in 12 days just seems like beating your soil to death. No wonder you are always writing about how many tons of organics you have to add. Weed seeds don't sprout that fast. You could till three times in 2 weeks (till, wait a week, till, wait a week, till) and accomplish exactly the same thing.
Or you can go no-till with lots of mulch.
Taiji wrote:This reminds me, I wish I had a tiller, I'm getting too old for this spading fork!
Gary350 wrote:I can live without a tractor but it would be nice to have one or rent one. I chopped the last of the tree roots out of the garden, my garden is planted and finished. Weather man says, 6 days of rain.