Problems with Mantis tiller
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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.
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