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Gardening Solutions for Heavy Clay Soils

What’s a gardener to do with soil that’s easily compacted and has poor drainage? Find out here Full Story
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Big redkate, just work the top layer, put gypsum, then commercial compost mixed with bought topsoil, then plant, then put a thick layer of broadsheet newspapers between the plants, cover all with mulch.
Going forward,make and use your own compost. If on a tight budget, use the lasagne method above. Depends if there is a drought, how expensive straw/hay is. Price can go up if the farmers are buying it in. Soil may be cheaper then. Sawdust may be cheaper than straw. Don't put uncomposted materials touching the plant stems.
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Thanks Chook that is pretty much what we have done and it has worked brilliantly, but as Benjamin says tilling the soil is bad, I want to learn how he plants without tilling.
August 20, 2014 at 1:53AM     
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