The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #142442   Message #3296722
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
26-Jan-12 - 01:37 PM
Thread Name: BS: Mudcat Gardeners 2012
Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Gardeners 2012
Bobert,

There's a lot of clay in the soil here so we try to mix in as many other things as possible to break it up. The DirtDoctor.com site talks about not using peat moss because it doesn't offer any biological activity to the soil it's in, but I'd think a mix of peat moss and sand into the native soil and then a mix of compost, lava sand, greensand, (some of the organic amendments) stirred into imported top soil in raised beds over the native soil would work. You need some of the native soil there because of the biological activity in it but it needs to drain or it will puddle under the new stuff.

Does that make sense?

SRS