Use of a Broadfork

hejerry(9A)October 30, 2011

Do any of you vegetable gardeners in Florida use a broadfork to loosen soil in preparation for planting?

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abnorm(Orlando)

Hey Jerry.....You mean a two-handled job ?....You got one ?

We need "pictures".....YouGottaCamera ? ;-)

My in-city soil is so full of neighboring tree roots..... breaking soil is a chore.....I use containers for a good part of my garden

How's-the-Orlando ? doug

    Bookmark   October 30, 2011 at 6:02PM
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hejerry(9A)

Doug -

Yes -- the two-handled job but no I don't have one. I'm trying to decide if I want to add one to my Christmas wish list. It looks like an excellent no-till way to prepare beds for planting but I'm wondering if a good garden fork might work just as well in our sandy Florida soil.

The Orlando is looking great and still in its container -- putting on some nice blooms.

Jerry

    Bookmark   October 30, 2011 at 7:55PM
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carolb_w_fl(zone 9/10)

Just a regular garden fork here - & it works fine for my small space.

    Bookmark   October 31, 2011 at 10:09AM
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hejerry(9A)

Thanks for the feedback carolb. I'm hoping someone is using or has used a broadfork in our Florida sand and can help me decide if I want to try one. A broadfork probably works well in compacted and/or soil with small rocks but it might be overkill in our sand. Jerry

    Bookmark   November 1, 2011 at 9:26AM
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