— Bob G (@VictoryGardenUS) April 22, 2014
Just bought a Nuclear Powered Tiller, the Earthwise TC70001 11-Inch 8-1/2 Amp Electric Tiller/Cultivator. The Limerick Nuclear Plant, about 25 miles from the garden, motivates electrons thru wires connecting to the Tiller. No gasoline, no internal combustion, no CO2. It is the 21st Century after all.
The thought was I would get great exercise doing all the gardening tasks by hand, it is a nano-garden after all. I just increased the size of the garden from 200 sqft to 288 sqft. This was virgin land, packed solid. The hand tilling of the existing garden these last several years has been light shoveling, good exercise. I broke up that land when I was in my late 50's, now I am 65. Enough about me.
Absolutely amazing, I ordered the Tiller thru Amazon Prime on Saturday morning before Easter, had in on Monday at noon. A cup of coffee, the instructions, a Phillips tip screwdriver and the Tiller almost fell together. I like the retractable wheels, the reviews of some tillers called the wheels limiting.
I set the tiller on the land to be tilled. I had stripped the sod off by hand to fill some settling around the house, so, I would not have to contend with grass or weeds. I don't remember ever working with a tiller before, but, no biggie. It spit out the tennis ball and smaller size stones, locked up on the fist sized, and bucked away from the larger stones. It may be Nuclear Powered but I felt like I had WORKED when I decided I could finish later. Good thing for Aleve. I had done in two hours what I had planned to do over the next several days. The soil was almost pureed, unlike the shoveled and raked. Next the soil conditioning with manure, lime, vermiculite and sand...