Clayey soil

please help i have diffent veg plants growing but i have clay soil in my garden what can i plant out into it.

thank you



  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener LeicsPosts: 6,357

    The best thing to do with clay soil is to improve it by adding grit, sharp sand and compost (any type), as clay is inherently fertile but roots cannot grow well because of the poor drainage.  If you add at least a 2 inch layer of compost to the surface as a top mulch, the worms will do a lot of the work for you and the soil will improve over the years.  I find all brassicas do well in clay, particularly cabbages and brussels.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • MuddyForkMuddyFork Posts: 370

    Don't bother with carrots until the soil has been improved for a couple of years, they just won't grow well from my experience

  • I too have clay soil.  I have found peas seem to do really well. 


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