Make Tough Jobs Easy: Garden Prep (Video)

Create a large garden with simple techniques and expert advice from GRIT editor-in-chief, Hank Will.

By Hank Will

A large vegetable garden offers a lot of benefits for you and your family, and getting started isn’t hard if you follow these simple techniques. You can create a large garden easily with basic equipment like a tiller, rakes and soil amendments such as compost. Once the soil is prepped and ready to go you can have fun planning and planting your favorite garden varieties!

Special thanks to Yanmar tractors for their support of this content. Find out more at Yanmar Tractor.

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Hank Will raises hair sheep, heritage cattle and many varieties of open-pollinated corn with his wife, Karen, on their rural Osage County, Kansas farm. His home life is a perfect complement to his professional life as editor in chief at GRIT and Capper's Farmer magazines. Connect with him on .

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