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[Total: 0    Average: 0/5] You must sign in to vote Learn how to prepare your garden soil for planting vegetables. From the Southwest Yard & Garden series. Video Rating: 4 / 5

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  • luke3rd21 4 years ago

    @nmsuaces lol 20 years of Tilling thats a long time hehe. this is only going to be my second year of Tilling my soil is pretty poor I have allot of years to make? it any good. hope im around in 20 years. keep up the good videos my friend.

  • Michele Morris 4 years ago

    murderer? you killed all those poor lil worms! lol great vid.. thanks for the help

  • Lkonae 4 years ago

    I heart 12 inches was? more than enough for roots like carrots?

  • Tatooinedragracer 4 years ago

    IMO they’re not digging down deep enough. And digging is easier with a pointed shovel which is designed for digging instead of with a flat-edge shovel like the one in this video. The rolo-tiller? does loosen the soil, but not deep enough. The soil needs to be really loose and loamy at least 24 inches to give the roots more room to grow, which means bigger plants and more vegetables. Carrots and other roots crop especially need deep soil.

  • Richard B 4 years ago

    that does sound logical 😛
    And so true about people? and their answers.

  • kiaweking 4 years ago

    If the soil is seriously compacted it does need to be loosened up with tilling or spading. In the video they’re adding organic matter (humus) to feed the micro organisms. Once done, year after year it should only be necessary to add humus (compost) as a top dressing.? This method is less work and does no damage to the living soil biology. Learn from Mother Nature is my belief. She has 4.5 billion years of gardening experience. But ask 10 people and you’ll likely get 10 answers different answers.

  • Richard B 4 years ago

    Thanks you for your response, I was just wondering since I was taught to till the? soil before sowing. But I’ll have to read up on soil microbiology I guess 🙂

  • kiaweking 4 years ago

    @zaracki92…. I think what Braintanchan is referring to is the soil microbiology. It is? pretty well understood that the more the soil is disturbed the more damage that occurs to the micro organisms that give healthy soil structure. There are different opinions and philosophies on this subject but one thing is certain, Mother Nature doesn’t use a roto-tiller. If you’re interested in learning more about soil biology a good start is “The Soil Biology Primer By Elaine R. Ingham”

    Aloha from Hawaii

  • ktadema 4 years ago

    Tillers will kill? a lot of earth worms. I try to stick with turning the soil by hand, with either spades or my pick.

  • Braintanchan 4 years ago

    working over thesoil means to work above the soil……….chickens? are good for dirt for a small amount of time

  • barkershill 4 years ago

    Use Chicken manure to help make compost by all means , but I have seen very little evidence of chicken in a garden , leaving an area they have been on ready for planting or clearing out weeds and pests . About the only thing I have seen mine? eat is earthworms , which you want to keep anyway. Far from working over the groung they just tread it down hard.

  • staaberelli 4 years ago

    not going to dig the whole trench? because it is too freakin’ much work.

  • 5277407 4 years ago

    Yeyhaaa!! ?

  • MrMasterDin 4 years ago

    I use a two bottom plough in my 1950? john deere M, it digs very deep

  • eacortes 4 years ago

    These guys are fools. Good gardening is not about showing? off your mechanized gas guzzling bullshit. If they are too tired to use the spades then get some young people to help out, the youth should be taught this stuff by older “wiser” generations, because we are losing our skill at growing food. Only 2% of people in the U.S. are responsible for growing our food. Those damn roto-tillers ruin soil structure over time, oh, and they blended up the worms!

  • Richard B 4 years ago

    eh…tilling? kills the soil…how?

  • Braintanchan 4 years ago

    see see see again i know you got to know tilling kills the soil…let the humus habitat grow it? is what grows plants you know.

  • Frederick Dunn 4 years ago

    I realize that not everyone has chickens… BUT, if you do, or have a friend who does… you can put a chicken tractor over or near your garden plot and allow the chickens to scratch up the soil, they remove all greenery and fertilize the soil. When they have everything worked over, you can then move them to another location and begin your final garden prep and planting. Chicken tractors are even being used in cities? like Boston! Check out Garden Girl TV for an example.

  • Frederick Dunn 4 years ago

    I realize that not everyone has chickens… BUT, if you do, or have a friend who does… you can put a chicken tractor over or near your garden plot and allow the chickens to scratch up the soil, they remove all greenery and fertilize the soil. When they have everything? worked over, you can then move them to another location and begin your final garden prep and planting. Chicken tractors are even being used in cities like Boston! Check out Garden Girl TV for an example.

  • Frederick Dunn 4 years ago

    I realize that not everyone has chickens… BUT, if you do, or have a friend who does… you can put a chicken tractor over or near your garden plot and allow the chickens to scratch up? the soil, they remove all greenery and fertilize the soil. When they have everything worked over, you can then move them to another location and begin your final garden prep and planting. Chicken tractors are even being used in cities like Boston! Check out Garden Girl TV for an example.

  • Frederick Dunn 4 years ago

    I realize that not everyone has chickens… BUT, if you do, or have a friend who does… you can put a chicken tractor over or near your garden plot and allow the chickens to scratch up the soil, they remove all greenery and fertilize the soil. When they have everything worked over, you can then move them to? another location and begin your final garden prep and planting. Chicken tractors are even being used in cities like Boston! Check out Garden Girl TV for an example.

  • Frederick Dunn 4 years ago

    I realize that not everyone has chickens… BUT, if you do, or have a friend who does… you can put a chicken tractor over or near your garden plot and allow the chickens to scratch up the soil, they remove all greenery and fertilize the soil. When they have everything worked over, you can then move them? to another location and begin your final garden prep and planting. Chicken tractors are even being used in cities like Boston! Check out Garden Girl TV for an example. (“>

  • treverbettis 4 years ago

    I dont need health care i can cure cancer and many other diseases i understand how the body works. Just? struggle from low confidence and self esteem

  • 269821 4 years ago

    You would need a lot of land and land? is so expensive in u.k. so i do not think so Many would like to be able to do this but it will only be a dream. You can grow enough to provide a lot of food for yourself after work! You could move abroad to where land is cheap and things grow well but then you would not have all the things that peoples taxes pay for here like N.H.S.Social and free education.Lliving off land and not working would not give you money for health care .

  • jamaq 4 years ago

    how do worms survive a? blender!?