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Grow anything in clay soil

Now there’s lots of information out there on the internet about how to grow things in clay soil. people either tell you to till it up or they tell you to add some more compost or potting soil into the clay but my theory is don’t grow into the clay soil build raised beds above and that’s the only way that you can grow in clay soil.

You’ve got to cover it up with potting soil or compost. There’s really no other way to grow in clay soil so the materials that you’re going to need are a wheelbarrow, some potting soil or composted material anything that’s really organic and good drainage. You know he does add sand even or for clippings or grass clippings.

Whatever you can do a mix of real organic material and then you’re going to need a shovel and then you’ll need an area where you have clay soil so that you can cover it up so step one just take your shovel and take your potting soil and just cover up the clay or you can always just dump the soil right onto the clay and then spread it out. The trick is you want at least six inches of soil above the clay and then that way you can get things to grow. I’m going to start a new area there’s lots of clay here I’m going to just spread this out and I’m going to put lots of grass seed right into the soil and then that way it will fight off. The weeds and the grass will grow in really well and even though there’s clay. So make sure and spread all the soil so that it’s even and add more soil so that you work it up now. In this instance I’m going to add grass seed to the area so that it’ll grow in and fight off the weeds and I can get nice grass to grow on top of my clay.

The fourth step is to water it well and make sure that it gets enough sunlight and then that way you can have a great garden in your clay soil.


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