Getting the Beds Ready (preparing the beds for planting)

Guess I was more tired yesterday that I realized and forgot to make a post! that actually has to do with some other issues hopefully I will get to them in a little bit.

Getting the beds ready for planting is one of the easiest steps, at this point the hard parts have been completed, all unwanted materials like rocks, roots and rhizomes have been removed, subsoil has been loosened and tilling has been completed for the most part. To mix the amendments into the soil, tilling would be the easiest path to go down but various other tools can be used as well, a tilther is the recommended hand tool but i have never used one. Below is a tilther.

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If you are going for straight rows you may want to put up strings to help guide your planting. You may also want to number your rows or sections for recording purposes, otherwise you are ready to plant!

If you are planting more than a 1/4 acre strongly consider using a tractor to do the work, it will be worth while.

Author: millcreekhomestead

Just a stay at home Dad trying to become more self sufficient in a world getting more dependent. It’s easy to get lost in all the things of the world, sometimes the best therapy is getting your hands dirty and growing something good!

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