To Till or Not to Till a Garden?

As we set out to expand our gardening space this spring, I assumed that I would continue creating a sheet mulch or lasagna garden, slowing adding layers of organic material to build soil without disturbing its layers.
But the reality is that I ran out of steam layering cardboard, straw and manure. Spring is always the busiest time on our homestead, and this spring with its addition of bees, chicks, ducks, a new tool shed, a blacksmith shop, and the usual homeschooling and part-time employment just took the layering wind out of my sheet mulch sails.
I realized that I would not have enough space to plant both a spring and summer garden unless I created new beds quickly. Enter our Amish neighbor and his team of horses.
This year, we're experimenting with a plowed and tilled garden section. Follow along on my blog to see the results!
Last year's garden, made with sheet mulch.
Our neighbor plows up a new section of garden
Shaping new garden into raised beds.
Teri :: Homestead Honey

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