This is a great article on the benefits of using a “no-till” method to enhance the soil for growing crops.
For backyard gardeners, like myself, the consequences of lifting the soil to allow oxygen to the roots does not seem like a big deal, since we can easily replace any potential lost organic material by hand, but on a much larger scale, as with farming and large-scale agricultural businesses, the consequences of lost organic material and erosion can be devastating, causing many farmers to resort to, or continue to de….
Posted by Grannie Appleseed
Remember in Shakespeare’s Hamlet the famous words, “To be or not to be; that is the question.” Those words reminded me of my wavering decision whether to follow the practice of no tilling or tilling in my organic garden. I have a friend who has not tilled in years and his organic garden looks like a bed of straw but he grows an enormous amount of healthy-looking vegetables and swears by no till, especially how great it is for the soil and therefore the nutrient content of his vegetables. Up the road from our house is an Asian couple who also produce a lot of vegetables for market; it is their only source of income. They till. Rows and rows on several acres. They till between rows and use pesticides for insect control.
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