Anyone got any experience working with clay soil? I don't, but I'm about to this year.
Water tends to puddle up easily in my backyard and then drain slowly, so I thought raised beds would be the best route. But, I don't want to buy soil for about 200-250 square feet of garden space (plus pots and containers). So I thought of another option. I'm going to dig 18-24 inches in each space and then fill it with small logs, sticks, and maybe some leaves and pine needles. Then, put the soil back on top to use a my growing medium. I figure this would help with water drainage.
I could also mix compost into the soil to help with drainage.
Has anyone tried anything like this or gardened with clay soil?