Our garden got frosted about a week and a half ago so today I spread a 5'x 8' heaped tlr load of aged cow manure on it. Pulled out the ol' faithful Horse and tilled it in about medium depth. When enough leaves have fallen and they're dry enough, I'll vac them up and spread them on the garden and sink the Horse to the hilt on that pass. Then I'll be ready to wait for spring.
The tomatoes in the greenhouse are still producing so I'll keep them going until they freeze. I piled manure around all the plants. Once they're removed I'll till in the manure and leaves w/ the Mantis.
This happens about every year at our altitude. We get a hard frost about the middle of Sept. and then some Indian summer for a few weeks. It's forecast to be close to 90*F by Friday, LOL!! We can't complain as we got a good harvest off everything this year.
I don't know if it made a big difference but this was my first try at only tilling in the Fall last fall and not in the spring.
Edited by ol' stonebreaker, September 22, 2015 - 04:12 PM.