Step 2 Rototilling
After reading about how the soil needs to be the most important thing, I proceeded to Step 2 Rototilling. I went and rented a 5HP tiller from Sunbelt rentals and let the fun begin. I laid out the lines of the garden and proceeded to remove the sod off the top. After 45 minutes and only removing 8'x8' of sod. I jumped back on the internet to see if it was OK to till a garden with the grass still on there. It had some issues but I could handle those issues, plus the cost of renting a sod remover wasn't in the budget and it sounded like twice the work of doing it by hand almost.....so back on the tiller. It took me roughly 4 hours straight to till a 8' x 32' area to where it was perfect. Add another hour to remove all the grass and clean it up and smooth it out. It was some work for sure. I could only imaging after that what it must have been like to till the ground with a hourse and plow. I got respect for old time farmers and how tuff those folks must have been. They didn't have a nice hot show to get the aches out after such and event. They went to bed on a bed of straw and probably just washed their hands afterwards. Those were some hardcore folks back in the day. I bet most of the women back then could whip most men today.