Garden soil too hard

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  1. May 11, 2012 #1

    Shawner

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    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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    AlwaysOneMoreProject

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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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    nealtw

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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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