During Transition Period
During your first few years of transitioning, weeds won’t be as prevalent due to prior use of pesticides.
You should try to tine weed on a sunny and windy day, as the weeds will dry out quickly and die.
Tines are angled so the tines have light pressure on the soil and tine position is set so the “tip is forward of the bend”. This means the bottom of the tine is slightly pointing forward into the soil in the direction you are going forward.
The aggressiveness of the tine weeder is largely dependent on your speed and structure of the soil (not the angle of the tines). More often than not, it is better to work at slower speeds and make two passes through the soil. Going the opposite direction the second time through.
Working depth should be about 1″ (2.5 cm) so the seedbed is left undisturbed. The tine section should be parallel with the ground.