Inspiration for January 1, 2018: No Till (dig) gardening

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tonytheferret
Jan 1, 2017 9:47 AM CST
Would like to hear from members on their experiences of both ideas Welcome!
Name: Jon Whitinger
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jon
Jan 1, 2017 10:06 AM CST

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Welcome! @tonytheferret, you can listen to a great podcast all about no till gardening:

https://garden.org/ideas/view/...
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
Hi Everybody!! Let us talk native.
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frostweed
Jan 1, 2017 11:07 AM CST
Happy New Year 2017 Everyone, and may we have a healthy and productive year.!!! Smiling

I think that no till is a good idea if you have good loose soil, but in heavy clay like ours you have to at least loosen the row for seeds.
Not with a tiller or tractor which would compact the soil, but by hand with a shovel.
I do believe in mulch completely and keep all my garden beds covered at least 2 inches deep.
Of course, it depends on how large of a garden you have and how much energy you can muster. Smiling
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