Somewhat new to Albany
Hello, I moved to Albany from Long Island 3 years ago. I've been in my home about 2 years and gardening the whole time. The soil here in Albany is very different than what I was accostomed to on Long Island which was sandy, loamy soil.
So the soil here seems to be clay and dry. To be honest, I'm not sure what I am supposed to be doing with the soil to make it easier to work with, so all I have really done is add compost, a lot of compost. I'm not sure if this is really helping. I'm seeing more worms than I did when I first started, so maybe it is.
Is this generally what people do here to improve the quality or workability of the soil? I would appreciate any advice about working with clay soil. I feel like every vegetable I have tried to grow has been a major fail, that may be due to the excessive rains in July. However, my flower garden seems happy. Also, are there any fertilizers that are recommended?
Thanks in advance!