sandy soil...Harding into cracking soil
plowed, then added well aged cow manure, then tilled a new section, which has created more rocks then I can move before time to plant.
Since I don't want to have to till again in years to come, I started making raised beds. about 3by with one larger for some vine crops I wanted to grow. All of these beds have very hard soil that dry to cracking, plus more rocks than i know what to do with... I know it needs to be composted, but I can't afford to purchase soil/compost for such a large space. I had planed about 1000 square...My question is IF I cover the soil with cardboard, and then mulch over that, can I direct seed? Will the roots be able to feed and make it threw the cardboard?