I'm a bit late getting it tilled and it actually didn't get tilled last fall so it was pretty nasty. I had grass clumps growing here and there so I hauled them out before I started. I got the Troy Bilt Jr out of the shed and got it going without too much grief. What a nice tiller for a small garden like I have. I've only had this tiller for a couple of years after finding it for 40$ at a yard sale without an air cleaner. I spent about $100 on it and got it working pretty well. It had been sitting for 15 yrs and had low hours. It still has some paint on the tines now.
I tilled it twice, once shallow and then deep in the opposite direction. Added some Peat moss to try to help with moisture retention, lime and 5 or six bags the compost and manure. Tilled that in and it's looking pretty good. It's supposed to rain for a few days which should help dissolve the lime and soak that peat moss. Another quick till after that and planting will begin. It seems late to a lot of folks but we have still been getting frost almost every night.