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I finally got into the "garden" (patch of bare, rock-hard clay in the yard) today after having a hectic couple of weeks at work (I got a promotion, too!) and found that the mattock gets through the hard crust and breaks it into big enough chunks to remove. This will leave about 10 centimetres of space that I'll have to fill with organic matter. The soil underneath seems to have a slight clay content to it, but a bit of organic matter should have it sorted out.

I might start with a 2 x 5m patch as my main vegetable garden. Let's see if I can manage that :-)

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Comment by Donna on June 29, 2010 at 13:41
Sounds great, look forward to hearing more about the journey!
Comment by Elaine de Saxe on June 28, 2010 at 23:52
Daniel make sure you can reach from one side of the patch to the other - 2m wide might make that a tad difficult - walking on the soil just compacts it, reduces the oxygen and crushes little people underneath.
Comment by Daniel on June 28, 2010 at 23:07
Hi Florence! Yes, I intend to get the camera out and get some photos online :-) I hope to do that tomorrow.
Comment by Florence on June 28, 2010 at 22:41
Great to read you've got a start on your garden ~ some pics would be nice~
Also congratulations on your promotion!!!

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