Mail Call: January/February 2013

Letters to the editor written by GRIT readers include a Michigan resident who wins a chicken coop from GRIT Magazine and, master gardening ideas, how to raise chicks, the perfect pie crust from lard and more.

Tilling Troubles
The question whether to till or not is always situational – if you have healthy, fluffy soil that is rich with earthworms, tilling probably isn’t a great idea. If your garden soil isn’t very friable yet and insects have been eating your crops, tilling in the fall is a great strategy that can help reduce the number of harmful insects that make it to spring.
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