Posted: 03/08/2014 at 10:15
The soil here was very free-draining sandy loam when we moved here three years ago next week . The veg patch was started the following spring and I've just dug in as much farmyard manure and home-made garden compost and leafmould as I can get my hands on and make. The soil has improved beyond measure in that time and although it is still very free-draining it's becoming dark and crumbly and crops are improving year on year (although we still have to dig out roots from the boundary ash trees every spring).
I also give each patch a sprinkling of Fish Blood and Bone when sowing or planting out, and scatter some chicken manure pellets a couple of times through the growing season.
Good luck and keep us informed with progress