To Rototill or Not to Rototill…

To Rototill or Not to Rototill…

Yes, well, that is the question. I am putting in raised beds (for those following my garden building saga: upon consideration, I'm ditching the huge single raised bed and splitting it up, never mind the added expense). I am wondering if rototilling the soil up under the beds would be a good thing. The soil here is awful, just awful, but maybe under the influence of the purchased topsoil/amendments I put on top of it, it might be useful. Otherwise I was going to put a heavy layer of newspaper down over the "base" soil/scruffy turf and put the purchased topsoil onto that. So- rototill or newspaper? I'm also mildly scared of rototillers. I have to keep reminding myself that I'm 50 pounds heavier and much stronger than when I last used one and it probably won't run away with me this time.
Raising Existing Beds

Raising Existing Beds

Agave seed pods

Agave seed pods

Columbine questions.

Columbine questions.

apartment pics-rearanging the liv. rm

apartment pics-rearanging the liv. rm

Wardrobes are the bane of my life.

Wardrobes are the bane of my life.

sad plants

sad plants