The old Agria tiller has been taken out of service. It was too difficult to move and start, so we got a new Husqvarna tiller together with the neighbors. Now all the garden spaces are tilled. If weeds take over before we get everything in the ground we may have to till some areas again.

Tilling the ground that has been turned the previous fall and now covered in compost loosens up the heavy clay soil we have here. It also mixes in the compost and aerates the soil. This gives me the tilth I want.

After tilling I threw up 7 planting beds and sowed carrots, onions, parsnips, spinach, dill, daikon, purslane and parsley.