I have done a garden for a couple of years now... it's been a huge battle with weeds and whatnot - Last year I had wonderful luck with my soil it broke down nicely when I tilled it in the spring but this year it seemed to not want to break down futher than between gravel size and golfball size clumps. I even attempted to let it dry out a bit more and tilled twice more and still got the clumping. Did I do something wrong?
My garden is a low spot - it was a bit of damp spring - soil has some clay in it and I've been working in the lawn clipping, leaves and organic matter every year. After the nice soil last year I was surprised to see it like this this year. Any advice?
Is there anything to turning over the garden in the Fall with a shovel and leaving the soil in really large clumps over the winter? My grandfather who farmed all his life says you have to do that to have the soil break down properly.
Ok - I guess thats enough questions on this thread.