DEAR NEW FARM:
I enjoy your site; the information on no-till and the roller/crimper
is great. It helps me to keep up with the latest improvements in
no-till that I can pass along to farmers I work with.
In regards to the question asked about using rollers at home on
market-size gardens, lawn rollers with a metal drum with angle iron
welded to the drum work well. You can add water to the drum for
weight if your lawn tractor can pull it. These types of lawn rollers
are getting harder to find new since newer ones are made with plastic
Thanks for the kind words and for your interest in New Farm. Feedback
from readers like you is very helpful in directing our efforts.
The no-till roller technology has generated a lot of interest in
the farm community, both for organic and conventional farmers. We
had a very successful 2006 cropping season using the roller and
will be posting our results from this year's work on New Farm over
the next few months.
As for the lawn roller, one of our staffers just picked one up
at a garage sale and we’re anxious to test it out on a garden
scale. We’ll let you know how it goes.
us with comments, suggestions and questions.