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.
Tomato 911.

Tomato 911.

Baby Blueberries!

Baby Blueberries!

plant ID request

plant ID request

It is planting substitution for the pot.

It is planting substitution for the pot.

Lurking.

Lurking.

Sick rosebush?

Sick rosebush?