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Re: Re: Re: 3 point tiller info

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Posted by Bkeepr on November 16, 2004 at 10:38:48 from (

In Reply to: Re: Re: 3 point tiller info posted by puldeau on November 16, 2004 at 10:18:22:

My main garden is about 75'x350', pretty fair size. In my opinion, tillers break up soil way too fine and cause crusting and dryness when the summer hits.

So I use an old Ford tractor and tillage implements to prepare the soil. All my implements together didn't cost but maybe $500 and they do a great job.

Here's what I do: In fall I plow with an old 2-bottom and let it winter over in furrows. In spring I'll either disk as Bob said or use a spring cultivator to break up the soil. I use a middlebuster plow to furrow the soil, then depending on what I'm planting, I will switch to a high or low wheel push-type cultivator for the final work up. I can prepare perfect seed beds, or leave it just a little coarse for planting started plants or taters or whatever.


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