So, efficiency aside, I started tilling the garden today by hand... We cannot afford to gas up the tiller, so I figured I'd just do it the old fashioned way! A lot of work, let me tell ya'! Last year we had 3 other beds we did by hand too. this year it wasn't so bad, as the soil is doing really good! A primer for those of you who don't know how to till by hand:
Start by digging a shovel fully into the soil.
Flip the soil in the shovel over and back into the small hole you just dug up.
stab the dirt clod first one way,
then the other.
We used a Weed Witch for this job. Just break it all up into a good bed!
I really love getting out and doing it, now that the weather is permitting and the ground has finally dried up enough to do so!