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Old 17-05-2007, 10:39 PM posted to rec.gardens
William Rose William Rose is offline
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Default Problems with Mantis tiller

In article ,
"JoeSpareBedroom" wrote:

Assuming you don't trample your garden and compact the soil, there's no
reason to use a tiller each year. The soil exists in distinct layers which
have a purpose, and it takes time for those layers to establish themselves
properly. Turning it over wrecks the process.

Drag a claw tool through the top 4-6 inches, and smooth with a rake if
necessary. End of job. Plant seeds. Have a beer.

Unassailable advice. In his terseness JoeSpareBedroom left out the mulch
part. The mulch keeps out the weeds, keeps in the moisture, and roll-out
the welcome mat to earthworms.

Make mine a pils.

- Bill
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