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Good day to all. I have only been doing this for a couple of seasons but never had a tiller. I finally got an old one that works. Now for my question. I live in Dayton, Ohio and would like to know when should I till my garden to get it ready for this planting season? Thank you.

chalmers
Tilling

Good day to you.
The best time to till is when the soil has
thawed and is not too moist.Grab a hand full
and squeeze it.If it holds its' shape,it is
still too moist.If it falls apart when you open your hand,you are good to go.Make sure to add a healthy dose of compost before you begin.I hope that helps.

Ken

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Joined: 2013-02-16
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Ken is right, the only thing I would add, is that you should check the farmers almanac to see when you sohould have your first seed in, wich is usualy potatos. You should have your compost, or whatever you are useing in and tilled two weeks befor your first planting. this gives the compost time to rest, and keeps from building upo to much acidity.

I hope your garden yields much, and that you have a lot of fun in working it.

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Joined: 2011-09-03
Tilling

when you till you destroy all those little microbes that help your plants grow! If you must? at least replace them with a fertilizer that has those little fellas in there. Why till, do a no till garden and enjoy your leisure time!

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