When you don’t have money for the proper equipment? Improvise! A workaround disc harrow/tiller/cultivator idea

I have a, small but too big to till by hand, part of the homestead I needed to plant some buckwheat on and needed a way to rough up the ground a little. Anthony Lank, from a Facebook group I belong to got me started down this path. Check this out:

I took a 4×4 plywood board, added a piece of fencing I had laying around to make the board a little more sturdy. I used 16D nails at first but that wasn’t enough and they bent easily. So I drilled some holes and put some large bolts through them, I was very happy with the results:

The bolts are adjustable so it took some testing to get them to the right length. Added a couple sandbags and I was roughing up that soil pretty good!

Get creative! DIY. Sure, I’d love to just go buy a new tractor with all the implements but that’s not realistic right now. There’s something about “doing it yourself”. It’s very satisfying when it works out.

My buckwheat is planted and now we wait for nature to take its course.

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