helo well here I am in the middle of rice fields in thailand just had some plastic and tubing layed to start growing cucumbers and they seem to be coming on great, however I'm not a gardener and have never claimed to be ,
So the soil seems to be very similar to clay when wet very fine and velvety, but when dry it's like stone, water just runs bie werever it needs to be,
I have made little 2inch ponds around the base of the plants and filled with stones but the water seems to just lie there mostly.
what would antbody sugest I mix with the soil to give my dieing plants a breath of life.
Unfortunatly the covered 2 acres was done much later after I had planted all the bana trees and the likes other wise I feel I would have just covered all areas with much the same and drip fed them as well but it is to late now.
I'm not shore if partial sun block would do any good as it is so hot I feel the soil would dry just the same.
Over to you! xxxx