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Old 07-19-2012, 08:58 AM
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Hard soil

I have a planting along a 3 year old garage, 25' x 2'. The ground is almost impregnable, some leftover gravel but mostly soil. Shovel digging is next to impossible and tiller would just run across the top. I am a single operator with basic equipment. I was thinking maybe renting a post hole digger then tilling after. Any other tricks or ideas?
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Old 07-19-2012, 09:21 AM
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Pick-axe,,, then add compost and other ncessary ammendments, before it goes back to its natural state...
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:02 AM
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But Iowa has good soil everywhere. I am thinking moisture--and plenty of it--is the key. Sandy soil gets soupy. And clay gets like jello. You may have to wait for a few days of rain.
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:20 PM
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Pick-axe,,, then add compost and other ncessary ammendments, before it goes back to its natural state...
I thought of that shortly after I posted. Have to wait for it to be in the shade, 100 degree days. Definitely needs amendments.
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Old 07-20-2012, 07:27 PM
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Baby shampoo at 3oz. per gallon (I use generic stuff). Then use a soaker hose and trickle for 24hr. Works well.
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