Tilling Spring Vegetable Garden

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Learn about using the tiller and the hoe for spring vegetable garden in this free gardening video from a horticulture expert. View Video Transcript

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David Rodriguez

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Hello everybody I am David Rodriquez, horticulturist with Texas Agri-life Extension service on behalf of Expert Village and we are going to show you some gardening steps in preparing your vegetable garden for the spring planting. For many years using a tiller was conventional for the home gardener. If you are very fortunate like me to be having a master gardener helping you all the time you might be able to use a tiller once in a while, but since we are bringing in good garden mix into our raised beds a minimum amount of tillage is needed. Usually an old fashioned grubbing hoe is all you need to get those, to chop those weeds, to get that soil in good shape and you can even plant your little plants after you fertilize and get going to town there. So try not to use a roto-tiller as much as we used to many years ago because it typically brings a lot of seed weeds up and it takes a lot of the structure out and breaks it up so try to use a grubbing hoe as much as possible.