Thursday, April 11, 2013

Nature's Rototiller

If you have hard, compacted soil that you want to aerate and loosen, you can plant nature's own rototiller - the Daikon Radish.  This tough radish will grow deep into your compacted soil, breaking up the hard subsurface soil layers and bringing up minerals and micronutrients from the subsoil that shallow-rooted crops have a hard time reaching.  Put a couple of inches of good compost as a top layer and it get those nutrients down in your soil and speed up your soil amending.  All this without dragging up weed seeds like tilling does!

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