Flat broke and soil will not drain
I want to plant my plants in pots because the soil is 99.9% clay and the straw bales all fell apart and we were all very sick and the weeds took over the garden anyway....
Bit when I mix the sand with the old compost we have, it seems to hold on to the water and not really let go, so it's like split pea soup. When the sand is alone, when it dries it becomes rock-hard, which is not the behavior I expect of sand: I think it should be like an egg timer and flow when it is dry.
Is this yet another hopeless situation, or is there something I can do which will not cost any money?
Thanks so much!!!!