hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
Gallery of Plants
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Mailing Lists
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
New Trillium species discovered

Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

RSS story archive

Re: Tiller!

I've had a Mantis tiller (and sprayer) for over 12 yrs.  Marge, it takes a
lot of pulls the first time of the season.  After that it usually takes 6
pulls the first time of an individual use.  If used repeatedly, turned on
and off during a job, it's one or 2 pulls.  I can't use the Mantis in
unbroken earth or areas full of roots, but otherwise it is the most
wonderful machine and a size I can handle.  I have used it for tilling,
edging, dethatching, trenching a narrow line to lay electrical cord, you
name it. I don't think I could make a new bed, mixing amendments evenly
without it.  For use in unbroken areas, I roughly spade the area first to
give it something to grab, and away it goes.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Marge Talt" <mtalt@hort.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, May 21, 2004 12:18 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Tiller!

> So, Jesse, what is the brand of this nifty lil' machine? I once
> borrowed a Mantis and once it got started (by son; I never could
> start it), it tilled away like mad and you're right - man can you get
> a lot done in a short time...but I never thought of buying one as I
> just can't start it.
> So...come on...give more info. on your marvy machine!
> Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> mtalt@hort.net
> Editor:  Gardening in Shade
> -----------------------------------------------
> Current Article: Battling Bambi
> http://www.suite101.com/welcome.cfm/shade_gardening
> ------------------------------------------------
> Complete Index of Articles by Category and Date
> http://mtalt.hort.net/article-index.html
> ------------------------------------------------
> All Suite101.com garden topics :
> http://www.suite101.com/topics.cfm/635
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> Support hort.net -- join the hort.net fund drive!
> http://www.hort.net/funds/

Support hort.net -- join the hort.net fund drive!

  • References:

Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index

 © 1995-2017 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement