Asked March 21, 2020, 9:03 AM EDT

When does the ground in Washington County thaw enough to roto till for a new garden

Washington County Minnesota

2 Responses

The time varies from year to year and from place to place depending upon the kind of soil and other local conditions.

Forking or spading a bit will indicate whether the soil is still frozen. Even if the soil isn't frozen, it's important not to till or dig until it is relatively dry and friable.

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Thank you so much Bob. That was a great article and something I've never had to think of before in the dry states I've previously gardened in.