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Terry Frankeberger
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So I spent last year adding lots of leaf compost (see my other posts) and the results were amazing. I did this so I could go No-Till. But, I was even more amazed two days ago when I was at my garden and realized that I could start planting.
The thing is, that we have just had two consecutive winter storms last month into the beginning of this month. This left the ground soaking wet. I mean mud sticking to your shoes everywhere you go wet. So, I was prepared to have to wait a week or two more. Heck, I was hoping to plant last month so a little longer will be OK right?
So there I was As I stepped into the garden the sloppy wet feeling went away and so did the sucking noises. I look around and noticed a few healthy dark green weeds (ehem pig fodder). checking the soil I found it to be moist but NOT soaked. GREAT news, I can plant!
Just think; if I had to till that dirt last year I would have had a muddy mess, that could not be planted for at-least another week or two. Instead the soil I have this year I am able to work with my hands and get planted earlier than I could have in the past.

So, as the title reads "bravo for No-Till"
-tfrankeberger
 
William James
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I've noticed too that soil just gets better on its own if you give it a few elements it likes.
Great Job!
William
 
Rob Browne
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Its because you have soil as opposed to dirt.
 
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