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Old May 17th, 2021, 05:30 AM #91
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I'm going to seed over my garden this year. The soil here sucks too bad, and barely anything grows. I've tilled in leaves each fall for 7 years, and the soil still won't produce. I think I'll pair down what I plant, and put a raised box somewhere. My neighbor has had good luck with those.
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I'm going to seed over my garden this year. The soil here sucks too bad, and barely anything grows. I've tilled in leaves each fall for 7 years, and the soil still won't produce. I think I'll pair down what I plant, and put a raised box somewhere. My neighbor has had good luck with those.
Raised beds are great if you have bad soil. Have you tried getting a few yards of compro or mushroom compost? Leaves are fine but really not the best for mixing with mediocre soil. Have you had your soil tested? Without knowing anything else about your situation I would try to find enough compost to cover 4 inches deep then till it in. I just did that this spring with my garden and compro. Will likely do it again next spring as well.
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Raised beds are great if you have bad soil. Have you tried getting a few yards of compro or mushroom compost? Leaves are fine but really not the best for mixing with mediocre soil. Have you had your soil tested? Without knowing anything else about your situation I would try to find enough compost to cover 4 inches deep then till it in. I just did that this spring with my garden and compro. Will likely do it again next spring as well.
Forgo the tilling. Top dress and let it be.
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Forgo the tilling. Top dress and let it be.
Yes, tilling is not advantageous.

It breaks up the existing microbiome. The good stuff that may be down there is brought to the surface to be oxygenated and penetrated with UV. It kills the good stuff.

Topdress. Compost, organic materials, wood chips, lasagna composting, worm castings, humanure, etc.
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I got a separate garden that is mulched in a 30 x 40 fence. This is the very top of my neighbors I am planting in. My daughter wants to can, and I plan to keep her busy. This is the neighbors garden and he likes to till it.

4 rows of first planting corn and 6 rows of bush beans coming up now that is rained.
beside that is a partial view of two 50' rows of Amish paste tomatoes with 24 in each row. The neighbor wanted 12 and I wanted excess if we needed more and the chickens can eat the extras.

Maybe tomorrow will get planted 2 rows of detroit beets 30 yards long, with two rows of kale. The two rows each of Salad bowl and butter crunch summer lettuce in 10 yard or 15 yard rows and three weeks fill the other 15 yards.

Mulch garden has
2 16' rows of snap peas
1 16' row of beef steak tomatoes
1 trellace of 4 cherry tomatoes
20 green peppers to be florida weaved
4 banana pepper
4 Jalapeno peppers
100 onions
8 Musica garlic from failed planting last year to grow as seed cloves
10 Broccoli
9 Zunchini plantings with three seeds,waiting to sprout two
2 16' rows of cattle panel for pickling cucumbers
Got late start Okra and brussel sprouts to get in there also.

Top of the hill by me smokehouse got basil for the Amish paste tomato canning and Cilantro for the salsa.

Why do these load sideways? I guess you have to take them on your phone like a video to work on this site? It is upright on my computer.
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I got a separate garden that is mulched in a 30 x 40 fence. This is the very top of my neighbors I am planting in. My daughter wants to can, and I plan to keep her busy. This is the neighbors garden and he likes to till it.

4 rows of first planting corn and 6 rows of bush beans coming up now that is rained.
beside that is a partial view of two 50' rows of Amish paste tomatoes with 24 in each row. The neighbor wanted 12 and I wanted excess if we needed more and the chickens can eat the extras.

Maybe tomorrow will get planted 2 rows of detroit beets 30 yards long, with two rows of kale. The two rows each of Salad bowl and butter crunch summer lettuce in 10 yard or 15 yard rows and three weeks fill the other 15 yards.

Mulch garden has
2 16' rows of snap peas
1 16' row of beef steak tomatoes
1 trellace of 4 cherry tomatoes
20 green peppers to be florida weaved
4 banana pepper
4 Jalapeno peppers
100 onions
8 Musica garlic from failed planting last year to grow as seed cloves
10 Broccoli
9 Zunchini plantings with three seeds,waiting to sprout two
2 16' rows of cattle panel for pickling cucumbers
Got late start Okra and brussel sprouts to get in there also.

Top of the hill by me smokehouse got basil for the Amish paste tomato canning and Cilantro for the salsa.

Why do these load sideways? I guess you have to take them on your phone like a video to work on this site? It is upright on my computer.
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Yes, tilling is not advantageous.

It breaks up the existing microbiome. The good stuff that may be down there is brought to the surface to be oxygenated and penetrated with UV. It kills the good stuff.

Topdress. Compost, organic materials, wood chips, lasagna composting, worm castings, humanure, etc.
True. I had a great planting area that I destroyed through tilling before I knew better. Just built some raised beds to plant in to avoid my own damage. 😢
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