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Use of a Broadfork

Posted by hejerry 9A (My Page) on
Sun, Oct 30, 11 at 14:34

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

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  • Posted by abnorm Central Florida (My Page) on
    Sun, Oct 30, 11 at 18:02

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

RE: Use of a Broadfork

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.


RE: Use of a Broadfork

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

RE: Use of a Broadfork

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

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