Garden Preparation for Spring Tilling and Planting

Propane tank with flame torch

This is a small propane tank that I have used for several years to do most of my controlled burning in the garden area. Propane leaves no burn residue to harm the plants or environment, and is easy to buy and store. The small bottle is a little harder to acquire but can be found in some propane shops. The cost for the small size is much higher than the 20 pound cylinder that we use for our BBQ Grill. The flame torch can be bought at most farm and home supply centers.  The cost of the torch is somewhere around $30.00.

Burn tank and 2 wheeler

Burn tank and 2 wheeler

The big 20 pound or bigger cylinders are cheaper to buy and to fill. When using these tanks a good 2 wheel dolly makes the job much easier. When using the dolly to transport the tank, be sure to use a tie strap to keep the tank from falling out or off the dolly. I use the big tank of propane to burn around the lake and other burn projects throughout the year. It can also be used to start your brush piles and other burn projects.  Be sure to secure the tank when in use, so as to not allow it to fall into the burning materials.

Posted in Gardening, Miscellaneous.


Calvin graduated from Mineral Area College, majoring in Electronics, Physics and Math. He has worked at Westinghouse Electric as a design engineer for 3-phase transformers and Quality control of built product and at Callaway Nuclear Plant in start-up support and Materials Engineering, Electrical division. He has had owned his own business in electrical and communications for over 20 years and has built several homes as a general contractor. However his biggest interest is in providing Alternative Resources of Energy for rural homes and industries at a reasonable non cost-prohibited expense to customers. Calvin also had a small greenhouse business to help fund his college education and continued to do greenhouse and gardening for a added income through out the years.. Loves to garden and work with plant care. Calvin also did several years of electronic service and repair of Electronic equipment on hybrid and tube type of equipment. Calvin still studies about organic chemistry and other alternative energy services and supply solutions. Currently working on some inexpensive DIY collectors from 4 inch schedule 35 pvc with spray adhesive and alluvium foil to heat water or antifreeze for heating system.. Will show work as completed.

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