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Old 05-10-2012, 05:05 PM  
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Default Garden soil too hard

I built a little box to grow some vegetables and used a mix of mushroom manure and topsoil. I'm thinking I should have mixed some peat in there too because the top layer gets pretty hard over the course of a sunny day.

Is there anything I can do now, after I've already planted the seeds, to loosen the soil up?

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Old 05-10-2012, 05:19 PM  
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Side dress and mulch with dried leaves and add worms. It's not much of a solution since it takes massive amounts of organic matter to change soil composition, and worms are slow, but 90% of gardening is the prep. If the Ph is off, that will cause the soil to harden too.
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Old 05-10-2012, 06:46 PM  
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Mushroom manure, does little or nothing for growing things, mushrooms take everything out of this stuff. It,s great for top dressing as it keeps the weeds down.
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