Clay Soil & Starting a New Garden

In an effort to fight our own clay and bind weed, we went in search of an inexpensive way of building raised beds. What we found instead at a local nursery was a new way of thinking. Instead of amending and tilling the clay soil to death, we were introduced to “lasagna gardening”. the idea is to build up layers of organic materials such as peat, grass clippings, stable litter, manure and compost. Starting with […]

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Yellow Worms and Some Clay Soil?

I was removing some roots and rocks and other debree (like teenage mutant ninja turtles which had roots growing >through< them. Anyway, I found some small snakes (don't quuite know if this is a good thing) bugs, weeds, worms (a few) and more roots). Anyway, I came across a worm, which kind of caught my eye as out of place in a backyard. Let me add that there was a 50 year old pine tree [...]

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