I have just started to develop a veg plot.
The soil is dry and cracked. please can any one advise me what is best to add to the soil ie horse or mushroom compost
That is basically what I do but add in a tiller. I add grass clippings, leaves, horse manure, whatever compost I have and till it all in during the fall or spring or both. I have a new house (2years) with as you would expect a new garden. My soil is a 1000 times better than when I started. The amount of earthworms in there is simply incredible. I wish I would have taken a pic of them when I was harvesting my sweet potatoes today, they were simply everywhere. Did I mention it was clay and rock before I started, I can't wait till next spring it will most amazing.GeorgiaGirl wrote:Great suggestions from rainbow, but the one thing I would recommend in addition is sheet mulching (basically, instead of having a compost pile somewhere, you compost right where the garden would be -- do a search for sheet mulching or sheet composting or lasagna gardening).