Tillers

jordansmith_2008(8)June 27, 2010

Preamble: we're now owners of 10 acres of oak woodland, 4 of them fenced (against deer, for what it's worth--ever hear deer snicker?), and we've embarked on transforming part of the extensive orchard of weeds into something resembling a garden. The soil is red clay, variably friable. When solid, it's solid: a mattock that served well in Seattle was bent beyond recovery with a single blow. Underground critters (voles? ground squirrels?) seem not to have problems (they are a problem, but that's another issue), and sometimes the soil is quite friable (possibly because of the critters).

The question: what tiller to get to deal with the transformation of such soil into a decent bed? I'm happy to use lime-based amendment, but...one does have to turn it in.

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jordansmith_2008(8)

I just searched on "tillers" and got answers that more than satisfy, especially from a thread on clay soils. So, in the words of Emily Litella, "never mind."

    Bookmark   June 27, 2010 at 7:44PM
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farmerdilla

How big a plot are you contemplating? If it is large enough, you should a farmer with a turning plow for the initial breaking. Once broken a tiller will keep it going. For an acre an 8 HP or so rear tine ( Troybilt, MTD, Honda )a quarter to a half acre a 5 horse rear tine should be sufficient.

    Bookmark   June 28, 2010 at 6:33PM
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