Hard packed clay is just a big bowl of water!
Help!!! I am trying to plant my fruit trees, but every time i dig a hole and fill it with water, it just sits there. For days. One has tadpoles in it now. We just built this house on 3 acres that has just sat growing wild for probably the last 20 years. My soil is so hard packed that i haven't seen an earthworm and i have been digging holes for weeks! I know that I need truckloads of compost, etc to improve the soil in general, but my immediate need is how to plant these trees without drowning them. Any ideas?