Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Do Not rototill

I had a balmy Easter long weekend 4 hours south, visiting the in-laws. My arms even got sun burnt. . . now it's snowing. Nice.

My DH picked me up a gardening magazine ("Grow; fine gardening's guide to vegetable gardening") to support my profession (he's a keeper) and I read that one shouldn't turn over the soil when preparing it for planting, because it upsets the delicate ecosystem. They recommended using a pick fork to just loosen the soil. "Remember that soil is a vibrant ecosystem that suffers if it's exposed to too much light and air. So just wiggle the fork around to make it easier for roots to penetrate."

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