Cultivating Land: Tractor Plows, Garden Cultivators or Farming With Horses

When you're preparing soil for planting, there are several ways to go about it. In this excerpt, discover the pros and cons of garden tractors, tillers and horse-drawn plows.



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A horse may not be the most efficient option for plowing a field, but it can be very rewarding.
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Digging a trench by hand is only advisable for small garden plots.
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A working horse must be fed with hay and oats in addition to pasture grass.
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The best way to learn how to harness a horse for farm work is to watch someone who knows the process.
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