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Old 07-20-2016, 02:48 PM
 
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Lots of clay in the soil around here. This year I dug out a 10x10x3 area of clay and filled it with top soil, organic mulch, and manure. Last year we had a raised bed. This year the crop is showing signs of being water logged (clay is probably creating a pool) and last year the crops dried out too quick because the water ran through the bed. I see a lot of successful gardens in Lincoln and Gaston Co. just not sure if there is a trick. Two different methods two different problems I suppose. What have you all done to be successful?
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Old 07-20-2016, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Mooresville, NC
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I stopped fooling with this clay around here and started going to a local farmer's market, couldn't be happier!!
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Old 07-20-2016, 05:10 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Lots of clay in the soil around here. This year I dug out a 10x10x3 area of clay and filled it with top soil, organic mulch, and manure. Last year we had a raised bed. This year the crop is showing signs of being water logged (clay is probably creating a pool) and last year the crops dried out too quick because the water ran through the bed. I see a lot of successful gardens in Lincoln and Gaston Co. just not sure if there is a trick. Two different methods two different problems I suppose. What have you all done to be successful?
There are 2 or 3 huge threads about gardening here. I'm posting from my phone so can't paste them.

I am a Michigan native. When I was a teenager my family moved to the area of South Jersey that is piedmont clay. My parents dug out an area & filled it with topsoil. It's not a winner.

You can grow in piedmont clay if you supplement the clay with a combination of compost & topsoil.
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Old 07-21-2016, 08:34 AM
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If you care enough to ask. Get "real" topsoil brought in and establish an automatic sprinkler system, and depending on location, don't plant anything that you don't mind deer eating, overnight. Don't fight the poor soil, here.
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