It’s been a year since we went gardening, and winter is finally done. The animals in the farm are now more lively, and the soil is getting warmer. It is a sign that summer is coming to take over. This is the sign that we have to go out and grab our gardening tools and start rowing and digging the soil. But is this the right time? Let’s take some time to recall the gardening process that we need to do with the help of this article from bonniplants.com
The soil is the precious life-blood for any and all things you plant this year. Before you start digging away, there are a few things you should know. The purpose of tilling is to mix organic matter into your soil, help control weeds, break up crusted soil, or loosen up a small area for planting. You do not need to till or break up the soil very deep; less than 12 inches is better.
Tilling too often or deep can do more damage than good to your soil. Enthusiastic rototilling done too early in the season can result in the earth’s becoming hard and unable to retain moisture. Any heavy tilling when the soil is wet is also destructive to soil structure. The soil will become terribly compacted and dry out too fast. See full post here
Make your summer worth it and start planting!