plow with horse

When you plan to cultivate in the land it is important to proceed with the manual plow before planting anything, even before even buying the plants, since that is the most effective way to get an aerated soil that will allow the roots to spread easily.

But What exactly is the manual plow of the land? How do you do it? I will talk to you about all this and more below.

What is the manual plow?

It is a job that every gardener or gardening enthusiast has to do, especially if some of these conditions occur on the ground.:

  • It has suffered from intensive agriculture.
  • It is very compact, or has a tendency to compact.
  • It has not been subscribed for a long time.
  • You want to have or you have a garden every year.
  • It is necessary to oxygenate the soil, and lighten it.

When and how is the land worked?

The truth is that we must proceed to the plow before planting anythingEven later we will have to do it again, especially if we have a garden. It is the pre-subscriber work, so it is very, very important. It can be done in different ways:

  • With a hoe: if the garden or orchard is rather small, with a normal hoe we can break the earth and then, with a rake, mix it with the compost and level it.
  • With a rototiller: if the land is large enough, with this tool the plow will be done with less effort and time.
  • With draft animals (horses, mules): it is the most traditional method and the one that is still used today in large areas, especially those used for growing vines.

What are the benefits?

The advantages of the manual plow are several, among which are the wild herb removal, soil oxygenationa easier for the roots to attach to the groundand the possibility of having a fertile land if it is paid.


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And you, have you ever plowed your land?