I have pretty tough clay soil, and I read that peat moss would help. My garden is a raised bed, 48 square feet, about 1 foot deep.
I mixed 14 cubic feet of compost, 18 cubic feet of topsoil that I bought, and 3 cubic feet of peat moss, and the rest was the hard clay that I broke up while mixing all of this stuff together. The result was a pretty airy, rich, dark soil that I thought looked pretty good. But once I tried watering it, all the water just puddles on the top and turns the top of my soil into this thick, muddy sludge
And when I dig down into my soil, it comes up as big chunks. It looked nothing like this when I was mixing it all up.
I've been reading that peat moss can repel water, so I think I may have made a mistake. I'm wondering if there's anything I can do to fix this, since my entire bed is now filled with this mixture :/