March 21, 2020

Using a Troy-Bilt "Big Red" Garden Tiller

When it comes to creating and maintaining a healthy, productive garden, proper soil preparation is crucial.

Every year at my farm, we spend a good amount of time preparing the soil for planting. This includes removing debris and old root systems, adding organic fertilizers to enrich the soil, and tilling the earth to break up large clods - all before even building raised, well-aerated beds. It’s a tedious process, but well worth the effort for a successful gardening season. Earlier this month, a new Troy Bilt Big Red Garden Tiller arrived at the farm to replace my more than the 30-year old model. This new tiller is fully equipped for the heaviest-duty jobs and perfect for soil preparation and groundbreaking.

Here are some photos, enjoy.