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NO TILL GARDENING

No-Till Gardening 


If You Love Your Soil, Ditch the Tiller


Joe Lamp’l 

 

Tillers seem to be that go-to tool we’ve always used for what it was made to do - break up the earth. We till to clear a plot to start a garden, turn weeds under, or just mix up the soil.

 

But is tilling really the best way to get your soil in shape? While it might be the easiest and fastest way to start, it’s not the best way. No-till gardening is where it’s at. If you love your soil, ditch the tiller!

 

To understand why no-till gardening is the best thing we can do to prepare and maintain an area for planting (and fewer weeds), we need to first understand the consequences of tilling.


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How To Store Potatoes For 20-Plus Years

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If 20 years sounds like a long time to store potatoes, then it might surprise you to know that “fresh” potatoes in the grocery store are often 11 months old when you buy them. Modern developments in commercial food storage allow growers to store produce with a chemical (1-methylcyclopropene), which extends the shelf life of vegetables.

 

Of course, fresh potatoes won’t last 20 years, but you can dehydrate them to get that kind of long-term shelf life while maintaining nutritional value.




Now save carrots for 20 years with a dehydrator