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How to Amend Your Soil

Since Carina’s working on her front yard, I decided it’s time my own yard got some attention.  Guess where I got stuck? In the big pile of clay that is otherwise known as my backyard.  Here’s a great lesson from  TLC Home on how to amend your soil.

How do you fix clay-heavy soil?  You might think that just adding sand will fix it. Nope.

Sand + Clay = Cement

Apparently, I planted my new semi-dwarf Elberta Peach tree in a cement bucket.  Death by root suffocation. This also may explain why my peas and carrots have had a hard time fighting their way to the sun.  At least I know what I need to put on my birthday list –  A truckload of manure, composted that is.

I’ll be fixing my dirt this weekend (and presumably  for the next few years). What’s your biggest garden challenge?

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  1. Amy 04/27/2012 at 8:27 am

    Ha! I would be mooching all your veggies at this rate! I think our yard was silt at the bottom of Pre-historic Lake Bonneville. We found a sand dollar while tilling last night. Go figure!

  2. Erica Fehrman 04/27/2012 at 7:57 am

    Just in time! I’m also getting ready to make a new veggie garden. We have a lot of clay in our soil, though it’s a different region. Wish we lived close enough to share our produce 🙂