Heavy clay soil! Any hope?greenspun.com : LUSENET : David's Organic Forum : One Thread
We have 40 acres of heavy clay soil (Red River clay,Manitoba Canada). We are looking for suggestions and advice as to how we might improve the drainage/texture to facilitate our organic gardening efforts. Thanks.
-- Paul Burgoyne (email@example.com), December 03, 1999
I have just left a property with very heavy clay. I do believe it is actually great soil and very rich. In the beds that I mulched and had compost at work the soil just improved dramatically.
I am pretty sure that mulching and nourishing the soil brings out the best to break the clay down a little. Otherwise the option is to use dolomite, break the surface spread dolomite, water in and then mulch over the top of the surface.
-- Rachel Viner (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 08, 2002.