Broadfork-ing

Roy made a broadfork, Yay! Even though we normally don’t work in the gardens on Sundays, I was very eager to get that thing outside and give it a go. It was a breeze. The tines sank easily into the clay soil and the soil lifted as I stepped back. I love it! This thing raised our planting beds, aerating the soil and improving tilth, without destroying the natural soil structure. A rototiller would have pulverized the soil and every living creature in it. In the picture below it’s very easy to see the raised beds. The beds on the right have been broadforked and the beds on the left have not. There’s a huge difference, huh? DSC01142

 

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