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 Post subject: Digging up a new plot
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 1:30 pm 
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Hi!

I live in an apartment but have just gotten the opportunity to rent (for almost no money!) a plot of land to grow on. The plot isn't digged up yet but is in an area of other plots just like it. Right now there's grass on it. There's tools to use to get it all away (
rotary cultivator, weed whacker and stuff like that).

Anyone have advice on how to go about it? I guess I'll just use the weed whacker to get all the grass away, then hand dig the top layer off and then use the rotary cultivator to loosen up the dirt. Then add some bags of plant dirt and some compost. And then plant stuff? I think I will grow "easy" stuff like potatoes, onions and kale.

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 Post subject: Re: Digging up a new plot
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 1:34 pm 
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personally, i wouldnt dig out the grass, just whack off the top that has seeds (or not, if it doesnt) and turn it over with the cultivator. if you've got a machine to do the heavy work then just turn it over, any grass that is left on top pull off, and there you are!!! having a cultivator makes the difference.
i'm jealous.

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 Post subject: Re: Digging up a new plot
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 1:43 pm 
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personally, i wouldnt dig out the grass, just whack off the top that has seeds (or not, if it doesnt) and turn it over with the cultivator. if you've got a machine to do the heavy work then just turn it over, any grass that is left on top pull off, and there you are!!! having a cultivator makes the difference.
i'm jealous.


cool, I didn't know you could do that! I've never used one, but I'll guess I'll have one of the old ladies there show me how :)

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 Post subject: Re: Digging up a new plot
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 1:45 pm 
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i suppose it depends on what type you have- i'm imagining http://www.google.com/products/catalog? ... JsBEPMCMAI

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 Post subject: Re: Digging up a new plot
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 2:17 pm 
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If it's a hand cultivator, without power, it might be hard to do this if the soil is really compacted. It'll still work but it'll be hard on your body, just pace yourself, don't do it all in one day. Strech, etc!

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