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whole month is wet,and i got clay soil

Posted by newguy4 6b (My Page) on
Thu, May 15, 14 at 7:17

its gonna rain all month apparently and my soil is heavy clay, my plants need planting out soon. what are my options here? one bed is tilled before the rain,can i plant in it? the other beds have not been tilled yet. last year i planted a bunch of eggplants in wet soil and they were severely stunted all season

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RE: whole month is wet,and i got clay soil

Our soil was once rocky mountain clay and now it is clay loam, I think in part because I gave away the tiller a few years ago. We use a lot of wood chips and sawdust as pathway mulch, and they host very happy soil-enriching fungi that do better with hand cultivation. You can use a broadfork to aerate soil without tilling it, very handy to have around.

When I need to plant in wet soil, I mix organic fertilizer into compost, place it in the bottom of a planting hole, and set the seedling over it. They like it!

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