Don’t set­tle for poor soil

Country Life Every Week - - A Walking Life -

Poor soil comes in many forms. If it’s com­pacted, break it up by tra­di­tional sin­gle dig­ging, us­ing a pick if nec­es­sary to loosen the bot­tom. Avoid the temptation to ro­ta­vate, which merely cre­ates a fluffy Christ­mas pud­ding over the hard sur­face be­neath and is a recipe for wa­ter­log­ging.

If the soil is a stiff clay, you should se­cretly re­joice, for, with proper cul­ti­va­tion, plenty of or­ganic mat­ter and keep­ing off it when it’s wet, this, in time, is the best soil of all: all those oak­woods can’t be wrong.

If the soil is a stiff clay, you should se­cretly re­joice, for this, in time, is the best soil of all’

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