A common question we get is about the tools we use to grow our veggies. I thought you might be interested to hear the answers:
Breaking new ground
We use a 60yr old recently renovated Clifford Cultivator for a new part of the garden with multiple beds. This is soon to be retired and replaced with our new walk-behind Rapid MONDO
We then double dig and add amendments – biochar and compost. Maybe lime if we have time before the first planting.
Turning over a bed
Finally we will either sow our next crop or cover it with silage tarp and wait a bit.
Before we sow we will use the flame weeder to reduce weed pressure
To prepare the bed we will use a rake. Then we will flame weed to minimise weed pressure.
Crops that are direct sown are watered and covered by 80% shade cloth until they germinate, or with bird netting. If we need hoops we use rebar inside alkathene (insert rebar first and then bend!)
Thats about it, not saying these will work for you, but they work for us. Hope this helps