Clay soil problems
Hello, I'm new here, nice to meet you all!
I was wondering if anyone has any advise on treating my clay type soil. Last year wasn't so bad, I spent hours breaking up the clay and mixing it with sand, coffee grounds, rotten veggies, etc. It was a process that took three months. The marigolds, allysum and sunflowers did great! (marigolds got up to four feet and blooms so big they broke the stems, cucumbers I couldn't keep up with). I left the garden to spoil in autumn for this years fertilization. The clay is worse than last year! This year I'm wanting to do a bit more permanent as I'm using perennials and annuals both. Hollyhocks, larkspur, mallow, pennyblacks, soapwort, scabiosa and trusty old allysum. Some of these will do fine in clay, but some need good drainage. Any suggestions? I didn't think I needed to treat the soil this year and it's a little late for rotten veggies...