Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Tilling And Planting

I mentioned to a friend I still had more things to plant. He offered his garden tiller. I've never used one before, so I thought I would give it a try. I was curious how it compared to double digging. I guesed it wouldn't loosen the soil as deep. However, the ease of planting was very enticing.

The tiller and next bed ready to till up.

It went pretty fast. I was able to till an eight by four foot bed in about fifteen or twenty minutes. It would have taken me two or three hours to double dig the same size space. Tilling loosened the soil only half as deep as double digging. A compromise I'm willing to make right now given the exertion and time savings.

I was able to transplant early squash, kale, and chard into the bed. I also tossed in some extra red onions I had laying around. I still have some amaranth to transplant too.

Once I plant the amaranth, I can start the next round of greens to continue my succession planting. Most of the things I have been planting have a 60 day harvest time, so I should be able to keep planting until August 1st.

Thanks for letting me use your tiller Paul!

1 comment:

  1. I would have liked to see you haul the tiller away in the sidecar!



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