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Old May 26th, 2021, 02:16 PM #101
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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.
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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. 😢
My soil is more like a gravel pit so I till it in. Maybe I'm harming it but so far I haven't had issues.
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Old May 26th, 2021, 03:39 PM #102
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I tilled. no till was not feasible. It is not a one size fits all. Soil, location, drainage, etc... btw, I have both. I planted my extras in no till land. I grew everything from seeds. no skin off my nose.

https://morningchores.com/till-vs-no-till/
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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.

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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.

Great looking garden! plenty of fresh veggies and canned ones for the winter.
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I am finding it damn near impossible to get wood chips from the tree trimmers. I used to have to tell them "Stop, no more right now." Now I can't get one to show up.
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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.
Never tested the soil, but a lot of the problem is the shale around here. It's damn hard for anything to grow in it. There's more rock than dirt here.
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For anyone who is growing garlic be on the lookout for scapes. They are starting to emerge.
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I am finding it damn near impossible to get wood chips from the tree trimmers. I used to have to tell them "Stop, no more right now." Now I can't get one to show up.
Those guys are notoriously flaky. My old neighbor was a tree guy, and he dumped all of his chips behind his house. I'm not kidding...he had a pile 50 yards wide and 20' deep in places. I had permission to take as much as i wanted, so everyone I knew had as much as they wanted.
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I tilled. no till was not feasible. It is not a one size fits all. Soil, location, drainage, etc... btw, I have both. I planted my extras in no till land. I grew everything from seeds. no skin off my nose.

https://morningchores.com/till-vs-no-till/
That is a cute website. It is not scientifically based. It is all blog and fluff.

Agronomy vs "you have to use your phone" and "makes fall chores easier" .
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Was able to get the raised beds in thursday. Took a little trial and error to get the rain flo set up just right. Rather time consuming but I think it turned out ok. Will connect all the drip lines into the header line this week and test it all before we transplant from the greenhouse in the next week or so.
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Was able to get the raised beds in thursday. Took a little trial and error to get the rain flo set up just right. Rather time consuming but I think it turned out ok. Will connect all the drip lines into the header line this week and test it all before we transplant from the greenhouse in the next week or so.
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