@mary705 Years ago I had an outside dog that loved to dig. He would dig huge deep holes.
It was almost an every day task of filling the holes.
@lotoole That is a lot of work down the drain, for sure. There's a ton of critters here and
moles.....moles.....moles. In regards to the tiller, that is exactly why I am considering
purchasing a small one.....in that I may not ever plant another garden.
Years ago I had a Troy that was very expensive. I only used it one season and sold it to
an Amish couple.
I do wish I had helped my grandfather in the veggie garden and watched how he planted
things. We had huge gardens and large strawberry patch. What we did back then was
share with family, friends, and neighbors. They'd help pick the stuff and mostly keep
what they picked because we couldn't use it all. The friends etc would have something
they grew that we didn't have and we'd go over to their garden and pick that. There
would be shelling time and I can recall friends and family sitting on the porch breaking
beans. I thought it fun to dig for potatoes so I would barely help do that some times.
Later when I married, we had tobacco because that is primarily the crop that was grown
for money in that area and that is the what his family always grew. They had corn and
stuff but I don't think they bothered much with a garden.....and they had TEN children!