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Old 4 Weeks Ago   #16
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Organic Matter...and keep on adding yearly, monthly, etc IMO is you best friend with clay.
And builders sand NOT play sand.


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And or NO sand at all....if memory recalls, you need to incorporate like 50-75% of sand to make a difference...
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Haha, I had to use a pick ax to dig plants across the pond in Turnersville, NJ. I worked at Philly Navy Yard back then. After a delivery of a few yards of mushroom compost dumped on top, best garden ever!
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I thought I posted this link but I didn't.
It isn't the first time I have posted it.
There is good or at least just information throughout the site.
Please read the bottom part if anything.

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And or NO sand at all....if memory recalls, you need to incorporate like 50-75% of sand to make a difference...

Sandy soil is the bane of my existence in my raised beds at the lake. I've had 50 (!) bags of black cow dumped in, but its still sandy on top (and I threw logs in the bottom of one bed but can't tell the difference). Clay soil is amendable, and it doesn't take much. My garden to the north is wonderful and growing a variety of vegetables, and the amended area is even better! Fill dirt that is clay is awful though!


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Lovely pictures, and yes, clay can be good, just like any other soil, you have to work around the quirks. Back in northern California, we had red adobe clay - slick as all get out when wet and hard when dry, but rich in nutrients and always had good gardens by amending them.
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