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RE: Fluff, then compost or till it in? (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: jonfrum on 02.12.2013 at 12:31 pm in Soil Forum

If your soil really is compacted, I'd fork it in for sure. You want to amend the soil where the roots are, not where you can see on the surface. And don't worry about your 'soil food web' - once through with a pitchfork or tiller isn't going to harm organisms so small you can't see them - they just get pushed around. Tilling is only a problem in farming, where they go through the fields multiple times each year. You're talking about doing it once before the growing season.

And just to add: I find it laughable that someone who is using his/her local power plant - and massive internet server farms somewhere - to give you advice is telling you not to take advantage of power tools to do a one per year job that will help your gardening - on a gardening web site. Just sayin.'


clipped on: 02.17.2013 at 10:43 pm    last updated on: 02.17.2013 at 10:43 pm