[Market-farming] Weed and Till cultivators

Andy Fellenz artisanfarms at gmail.com
Mon Feb 27 22:38:02 EST 2012


I have an antique cultivator which looks very similar to the "weed and
till".It isn't much harder to push than a Planet Jr.  The biggest problem I
have had with mine is getting rocks stuck in it.  It works fine in sandy
loams, but doesn't like gravelly soils at all.

Andy

On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 10:20 PM, Marlin Burkholder <
burkholders at glenecofarm.com> wrote:

>  I’ve been doing some thinking recently of a hand pushed cultivator
> called “Weed and Till” offered by some garden supply places.  It consists
> of a rolling cylinder with sharp steel cleats designed to roll down and cut
> up weeds and clods followed by a five shovel cultivator, and looks to be
> about 18 inches wide.  I would use it to clean up and prep seedbeds inside
> high tunnels.  It looks like it would be a bear to push by hand.  I am a
> pretty big guy and should be able to handle it if anybody could.  However I
> find the pictures of them to be a little intimidating.  Has anyone used
> these things?  Are they worth considering?  JSS has their “Tilthier” which
> looks pretty clever but I bet it would go through a rechargeable power tool
> battery pretty fast and it looks a little pricey.
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> Marlin Burkholder
> Virginia
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