Vegetables and Fruit forum: Double-Dig Method, When to Do it?

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Name: Eric
Milton, NH (Zone 5a)
Apr 1, 2018 5:38 PM CST
This is my first post to the forum, and I've only been gardening for a couple of years.

I've decided to use the double-dig method to prep my garden this year, but I'm curious when I should do it. I live in New Hampshire and this is the first weekend I can see most of my garden now that much of the snow has receded. We don't plant most of our veggies until Memorial Day, but the soil is already soft enough to work. Is it ever too early to till a garden?

Name: Dillard Haley
Augusta Georgia (Zone 8a)
Garden Ideas: Master Level Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Apr 1, 2018 6:22 PM CST
Just don't dig when the soil is waterlogged. If you have any clay you end up with adobe bricks.

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