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04/06/2012 at 10:12

please help i have diffent veg plants growing but i have clay soil in my garden what can i plant out into it.

thank you


04/06/2012 at 11:41

The best thing to do with clay soil is to improve it by adding grit, sharp sand and compost (any type), as clay is inherently fertile but roots cannot grow well because of the poor drainage.  If you add at least a 2 inch layer of compost to the surface as a top mulch, the worms will do a lot of the work for you and the soil will improve over the years.  I find all brassicas do well in clay, particularly cabbages and brussels.

04/06/2012 at 12:09

Don't bother with carrots until the soil has been improved for a couple of years, they just won't grow well from my experience

04/06/2012 at 13:11

I too have clay soil.  I have found peas seem to do really well. 


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