Vegetable Gardening
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Dense Clay Like Soil

Anonymous added on March 21, 2014 | Answered

My soil is very heavy and dense. I cannot see clay but it is very clay like. Last year was my first time gardening (vegetable) this area. In the fall I covered the garden with hay, straw, and the leaves that were for compost. Should I till all of it into the gardnen soil. If not, how do I fix this soil?

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Nikki
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Answered on March 21, 2014

Tilling does help and is preferable. If you can't till, you can use lasagna methods for amending the soil. These articles will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/lasagna-gardening.htm, https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/organic/how-to-easily-improve-your-clay-soil.htm

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