Boone County Purdue Extension, 1300 East 100 South, Lebanon, IN 46052 [email protected] 765-482-0750

Gardening Tip

How Do You Know the Correct Time to Till your Garden Soil?

Do the Tennis Ball Test. Dig down in your garden about 4-6” and pack the soil into a tennis ball.  Then drop the ball onto the ground.  If it breaks apart easily into small pieces, the soil is dry enough to till. 

Kurt Lazone – Purdue ANR Extension Educator – Parke County