Re: offering tilling as part of community garden services
- Subject: [cg] Re: offering tilling as part of community garden services
- From: "Libby J. Goldstein" firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2003 20:16:34 -0500
Title: [cg] Re: offering tilling as part of community
Our garden has been going since 1976, and the only time we till
(or threaten to) is in August if a garden has been abandoned or
allowed to go to weeds. After tilling the garden is turned over to
another gardener for fall crops.
We've generally found that hand tillage is sufficient unto the
day, and many of us do no-till entirely.
In the beginning we had to use picks to turn the soil, but after
all these years of adding organic matter, I just use a trowel when
transplanting. Otherwise, I add amendments on top of the soil and let
the worms and other beasts do my work for me.