Vegetable Gardening in Clay Soil
What kind of vegetables can I grow in clay soil?
Most vegetables will grow in clay soil. The problem with clay soil, is getting the weeds out of your garden, and drainage problems if you have a lot of rain.
Also, carrots grown in clay soil are really difficult to harvest, as they will break when you are pulling them. They will also be stunted, and tend to grow crooked.
If you have clay soil, you can amend it by adding mulch, compost, straw, peat moss, and/or vermiculite. Each winter, add some more organic matter to your garden and let it over-winter.
It is really worth going to the trouble and expense of amending clay-type garden soil, as your garden plants will be healthier and more productive.
Also, it is much easier to pull weeds (which will rob your garden plants of moisture and nutrients) if you have nice loose, crumbly soil.
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