Pretty broad question from a newcomer
I just found this site on net, and am a new resident of Madison County (near Huntsville). Here's my 'problem':
I am closing on my house end of the month, and have a pretty large yard, so would like to have a decent size garden (vegetables). But of course it will be Sept. before I can do anything. My guess is that there is nothing that I can do except perhaps prepare for 2008, is that right? If not, please tell me.
Assuming I can just prepare for the spring, what do I do with this clay soil? It looks horrible. Do I buy compost, mix in grass clippings, till it, fertilizer? Are there sites you could recommend on working this soil, or what grows well? It seems like this area should be able to grow almost anything.
Any insights appreciated,