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Watch more Seeds & Planting videos: http://www.howcast.com/guides/356-Seeds-and-Planting Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - http://howc.st/uLaHRS Loosen clay soil by adding matter to it. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: http://howc.st/ytmainplaylists Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - http://howc.st/HOE3aY Howcast Video Games Channel - http://howc.st/tYKKrk Howcast Tech Channel - http://howc.st/rx9FwR Howcast Food Channel - http://howc.st/umBoJX Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - http://howc.st/vmB86i Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - http://howc.st/vKjUjm Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - http://howc.st/vbbNt3 Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Add organic matter Mix organic matter such as commercial or homemade compost into the soil using a garden spade. Anything derived from plant or animal matter will help improve the soil structure. Tip Do not add sand, which will not mix with clay. Step 2: Add iron sulfate Mix in iron sulfate as a source of iron. While there is iron in clay, it is very hard for plants to extract it from clay. Step 3: Add phosphate Mix in a phosphate supplement containing gypsum. Gypsum loosens the clay's attraction to itself. Did You Know? Mulches are laid on top the surface of the soil, but soil amendments are mixed into it.
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