This ummmm - Soil?
We moved to Erie in winter from Illinois and are in a new build with 'excavation' soil. I'm going nuts with this 'soil'. It's the worst clay I've ever seen.....I know - everyone says welcome to Colorado! So my question is, how do I amend this? DH built raised beds for my tomatoes and peppers and was sold something called 'topsoil' from an outfit on 287. It seems like more sterile clay to me. How do I get worms into these beds? I had friable, beautiful soil in Illinois - full of worms and humus. I know how to compost but don't want to wait - I need to start a garden. Is there a way to dig in something around the plants - I should have amended it before planting - although I did mix compost into each veggie hole. I just want to dig down a few inches all around the raised beds and also the entire lot and put something in that will get me some worms.