Monday, November 10, 2014
Tilling Garden Rows
I have 5 rows with 3-4 inches of compost spread over them. The rows are 50 feet long and 4 feet wide. It took a lot of compost to cover all 5 rows, but compost is the best thing to improve your soil fertility. I purchased a tiller and started tilling today. I about broke my back because the soil was so dry and hard. I did one full row and 1 pass through the second row. I will water for a couple days to soak deep down into the soil then try again. I want to mix the compost down as least 6-8 inches and the soil needs to be soft to till that deep. Here are some pictures of the rows before tilling and then showing the row furthest to the left - completely tilled and one pass down the second row.