I have a 50 ft. by 100 ft. vegetable garden. I plant my rows 3 feet apart so I can till between rows to remove weeds and grass. This practice has turned my soil into a flour-like soil. Can it be restored?
I Have Nearly Ruined My Garden by Over Tilling It
Taken from "Homegrown Goodness", to answer a question similar to yours:
a mixture of clover, hairy vetch and some sort of grass would be great for over seeding the area (as a cover crop). If you can get a hold of large quantities of chipped trees (contact local tree trimming services/utility companies) and get them to dump the loads of chipped material, After it composts for about a year it is good to go...quite useful as mulch and soil amendment. You can spike the piles with some forest soil or compost to 'jump start' them