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    I need help with understanding about my little bit of agricultural land and how to make the soil better quality because it's a very clay consistency. That's why I'm looking for wood chip to put down. Does anyone have suggestions of what else I can do? I read somewhere that putting down gypsum is also a good idea....

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    The gypsum thing is abit of a myth





    Definetely   add as   as much  manure  woodchip or any organic matter such as leaf mold or grass mowings  as possible


    Maybe also  add sharp sand for texture


    Some lime if growing brasiccas  etc

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    Usually a lack of regular grazing causes the grass to, for lack of a better word become very lazy.


    Flail it off, then get grazing with sheep.

    The grass will then send down roots into the clay searching for nutrients and moisture and it turns the clay slowly into loamy soil.

    Edited by GarethM

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