Answer: How frustrating for you! Soil need to be loose and friable and it should drain well for best plant growth. It's also important to choose plants that have the same shade or sunlight preferences as the garden spot offers. I'd spread 3-4 inches of organic matter over the top of the bed and dig it in to a depth of 8-10 inches. This will enrich the soil and help it drain well yet hold just the right amount of moisture. Then choose plants that prefer to grow in the sunlight conditions the site provides and you should have lots of success. Hope so!
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