very heavy claggy soil

SylviaLucy Giles asked 13 years ago

I have been told its a good idea to dig in old ashes from the fire, coal, wood, briquettes etc, is this true?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Gritty ashes from a coal or wood fire do help to open up a heavy soil, but peat ashes and some coal ashes are very soft and would not help.

Dig in plenty of organic material, or for a small area, dig in 5cms of coarse sand in the top 20cms.