i'm a busy little feller!I'm not being an A$$ here. It just struck me as funny. You don't disturb more than 10%of the soil below the surface. The earth is 8000 miles in diameter. That means you never disturb more than 800 miles deep? I want too see your tiller. Was that supposed to be 10 inches?
Curious what chemical that would have been as all AG chemicals break down in 30 days now-didn’t use to be as they would carry over winter if it was a cold, dry fall/winter. Water/heat breaks down chemistry. Thinking someone is either WAY off label or they sprayed the pen down with a chemical to kill molds/algae. Chemicals in the hands of untrained people are dangerous.I tried it using local materials that I had on hand. I ended up accidentally poisoning my soil with a herbicide that passes through the animal and doesn't degrade when composted when adding a layer of composted horse manure to my garden. It was a horror story of epic proportions...
After several years, I am trying again in my raised beds.
The story I remember on this is that several years back Washington State University was experimenting with chemicals to aid in grain harvest, probably wheat. In part of the world where they have cool wet falls ( mainly parts of Canada and Europe) they spray the crop with something that basically kills it so it all dries up at the same time. You can probably imagine the issues if part of the crop is dried and ready for harvest but parts are till green. Moisture content and all that or the early grain rots while waiting on the latest to ripen. Very few places in the US have that problem.Curious what chemical that would have been as all AG chemicals break down in 30 days now-didn’t use to be as they would carry over winter if it was a cold, dry fall/winter.
My tiller is a labor savor. Yeah, I use a rake, too. By this time of year I am very weary from seasonal every day stall cleaning. The thought of doing More hand tool work wears me out!i'm not sure of who "you" is @ducks4you ? i don't do much work into breaking up clods and if i am doing that it isn't much for very deep as i'm probably just making sure i have enough loose soil to make a decent furrow/seed drill. i don't use a shovel for that either - i have a four prong rake that i use.
i have planted into holes poked into the ground with a dibble or a stick. that goes pretty quick and not much other than the usual hand tool work for those gardens (keeping the weeds scraped off the surface with the stirrup hoe). i even have a chunk of PVC pipe with a funnel on top that i can drop the seeds down and into the holes so that i don't have to bend down, but that was for way back when i was having a tougher time doing about anything at all - it isn't really any faster though.My tiller is a labor savor. Yeah, I use a rake, too. By this time of year I am very weary from seasonal every day stall cleaning. The thought of doing More hand tool work wears me out!