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 Posted: Wed Apr 29th, 2009 09:32 pm
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Location: Boyertown, Pennsylvania USA
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I use one of those little Mantis rototillers for the majority of my garden beds. It's about 10 years old, and it gets into tight places, and it starts right up when I need it (hope I didn't jinx myself!). My vegetable garden is the main one I actually till, and I throw in a combination of composted fall leaves, bonemeal, blood meal, and Plantone organic fertilizer. In my other established beds, I mostly apply bonemeal and compost, but just "scratch" it in around the plants. I did use soil tests when we first moved in 14 years ago, but now I pretty much "know my soil by ear," so to speak. I always have to stop myself from rushing the tilling and prepping, though, because by this time, I'm about ready to plunk in the plants and get my hands dirty!


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