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#38941 May 7th, 2007 at 08:17 AM
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I am wanting to do a succulent garden in my backyard,about a 5'x5' but I have clay soil and don't know if the plants would grow. I live in zone 9,and the soil is so tough I can't hardely scratch it. Anything I might be able to add to it? any help would be most appreciated.

Lisa68 #42806 May 11th, 2007 at 09:53 PM
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Take a pick-ax to it and break it up as deeply as you can. Work in some straw (NOT hay - hay has seeds) or woodchips, saw dust, or compost/composted manure, something organic with texture. Work it this year, turn it, add more straw or whatever, water it, let it rot. Plant beets. Beets are wonderful for conditioning soil and you can eat the tops and bottoms. Next year plant anything you want and it will grow.

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