Sundance1471
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Stone clumps

Hi there we are relatively inexperienced gardeners learning as we go. We keep finding cu.is of stones on top of the soil. We move them and they reappear. Does anyone know what could cause these thanks in advance... donna

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Re: Stone clumps

Sorry, but what is cu.is? :)
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Re: Stone clumps

clumps? That's what is in the title.

Rocky soil will continually produce more surface rocks. It's called "granular convection" and there's really nothing you can do about it except continue to remove the stones as they come up. The winter cold and the water in the soil help this along. In the spring you will have a whole new crop of rocks. Through the summer the process slows down, especially if your summers are fairly dry. Just keep digging/raking them out and save them to make a rock border somewhere. :)
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Re: Stone clumps

I had the same problem once in my 6 year old garden bed. So I just changed the soil :)
And rainbowgardener is right; there's nothin' you can do about it
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