how/when to till clay
Even though we currently have fire danger warnings because of warm and dry conditions, my clay soil is very wet. When I first made the garden, I double dug and had a great crop the first year. Then, every year yields went down. In the summer the tilth is terrible: the soil is as hard as a rock.
So, I thought I would dig up the beds and add lots of compost now, but despite the days of sunshine and warmth, the clay is wet. Do I have to give up on a spring garden and wait until July to till the soil to add compost? If I add compost now to the wet clay, will it help any?