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How to plow your garden with pigs. Description of setting up a temporary pen at a future garden site and letting pigs root up the soil.
COUNTRYSIDE May 1979 (v.63#5) pg. 40

The basics of cultivation. Reprinted from Minnesota Farmer's Library, Vol. II, No. 8, August 1911.
COUNTRYSIDE Jul 1979 (v.63#7) pg. 51

Tilling objectives (soil preparation) for garden and field. Tips on plowing, harrowing, dragging, and using a grain drill or corn planter.
COUNTRYSIDE Mar 1984 (v.68#3) pg. 21

Tips on spading techniques.
FINE GARDENING #4 Nov-Dec 1988 pg. 6
Added Info FINE GARDENING #6 Mar-Apr 1989 pg. 4

Digging with your wits. Proper digging, shoveling and spading techniques and tools to save your back.
FINE GARDENING #36 Mar-Apr 1994 pg. 43
Added Info FINE GARDENING #38 Jul-Aug 1994 pg. 4

How expert gardeners hand dig to turn topsoil over, bury surface rubbish, break up hard pans of soil and produce a fine tilth that encourages maximum germination.
FLOWER & GARDEN Aug-Sep 1984 (v.28#5) pg. 38

Conservation tillage in your garden.
FLOWER & GARDEN Apr-May 1985 (v.29#3) pg. 45

Tip on reducing weeds by cultivating at night.
GARDEN GATE #2 Apr-May 1995 pg. 5

An easy system for fall garden preparation that eliminates some of the trouble when tilling.
GARDEN GATE #24 Dec 1998 pg. 4

To dig or not to dig. A summary of no-dig gardening techniques.
HORTICULTURE Apr 1993 (v.71#4) pg. 10

Double digging. An explanation of how and why to do it.
KITCHEN GARDEN #17 Oct-Nov 1998 pg. 33

Tillage and tillage management. Excerpted from "Grow It", a guide to small-scale farming.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #17 Sep 1972 pg. 40

Tilthing the garden. How to break spaded soil into fine particles using a garden fork.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #98 Mar-Apr 1986 pg. 25

Tips on proper garden cultivation.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1977 (v.24#2) pg. 80

A look at all the benefits to your garden from cultivation with a hoe.
ORGANIC GARDENING Apr 1979 (v.26#4) pg. 101

Getting higher yields the intensive way. In compacted soils, double-digging will improve your harvest.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1981 (v.28#2) pg. 75

Easing into raised beds. Three options to the double-digging technique.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1981 (v.28#2) pg. 83

How to cultivate the soil in an effective way and still maintain a healthy community of soil organisms.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar 1987 (v.34#3) pg. 88

How to double-dig correctly to avoid achey muscles.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar 1995 (v.42#3) pg. 103

Tips on improved tilling techniques that avoid creating a level of hardpan beneath sandy topsoil.
ORGANIC GARDENING Apr 1996 (v.43#4) pg. 19

Shallow tilling recommended to avoid unearthing deeply buried weed seeds.
ORGANIC GARDENING Apr 1997 (v.44#4) pg. 54