Spring tine cultivators are machines designed to minimise the operations needed to prepare the seedbed.
Thanks to its structure and weight distribution, it is able to prepare a perfect seedbed by burying the smaller soil fragments and bringing the larger clods to the surface, thus preventing moisture loss and promoting germination.
Spring tine cultivators are designed to loosen the soil, partially breaking up lumps of compacted earth and removing weeds and crabgrass.
They can also be useful for mixing fertilisers into the soil.
Unlike rippers or tillers, they feature a shallower working depth, but allows for better soil preparation and quick removal of weeds on the top layer of soil.
Preparing the soil for sowing is an operation that must be repeated every year, and often several times during the year.
Here are its main steps:
The best time for sowing is spring, particularly in March for sowing, and April and May for transplanting already formed seedlings.
In spring, in fact, it is possible to take advantage of the summer heat for ripening fruit and vegetables.
However, in order to start sowing in spring it is necessary to start preparing earlier: the best way is to till the soil between Autumn and Winter, so that the loose soil, rich in oxygen and organic substances, will re-activate and be ready for the period mentioned.