Clay with 4-5 inches of wood chips on top
Last year my husband secured a bunch of free wood chips. They were spread over the garden about 6-12 inches thick. They are now about 4-5 inches thick. I am getting very discouraged when I pull them back to plant in the CLAY soil that had previously been ammended with compost. Because of the wood chips, the clay is very wet, so if I try to till or turn the soil, I'm just dealing with clumps. I can't spend any more money on my garden this year, and was really hoping for a productive veggie garden.
Should I just plant in the mulch?