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“Turning soil is hard work”

Minimal cultivation saves you effort

and is better for:

Wildlife Friendly Gardening

begins beneath us.

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This website promotes a new way of cultivating soil.

The idea is to move the smallest amount of soil but

still provide a fine seedbed

and surface drainage.

Also the ideal tool for pulling deep rooted weeds in a lawn, flower bed or vegetable garden.

Click play to view a demonstration

TINE” explains a simple method of cultivating soil to grow annual crops without digging it over.

This is good for the garden, the gardener and

the environment.

          During 1881 Charles Darwin wrote of worms:

“It may be doubted whether there are many other animals which have played so important a part in the history of the world, as have these lowly organized creatures.”



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