The Columbia Falls Community Garden is becoming a no-till garden…and this article explains why.
Most people are completely shocked when they find out we don’t own a rototiller…and never will. The most common misconception about a rototiller is that they save time – and that you need one in order to have a great garden. It couldn’t be further from the truth.
In fact, you can save a tremendous amount of money, time and garden work by not owning one. That’s not a misprint – in addition to the cash saved by not having to purchase and maintain a tiller – you really can save time and work by not having one at all. A rototiller can cause a great deal of harm to a garden’s soil structure, which in turn creates more than their share of weed and maintenance problems for the home gardener.
Here are 4 major reasons why NOT to use a tiller in your garden:
1. They Cause Soil Compaction:
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