If your garden is more hard packed clay than pleasantly soft soil, you might be giving up on the idea that you’ll be able to grow much of anything. If this is the case, it’s time to add a special kind of amendment to your soil. One that helps to break up compaction and leaves your plant roots with plenty of room to stretch out and secure themselves.
It’s time to take a look at adding gypsum.
However, gypsum is not universally accepted as a garden amendment. Some people feel strongly that its benefits are vastly overrated and that other supplements are better for your garden than this powdered rock. Though this might be true in some situations, gypsum can certainly help in others.
To clear up any confusion on this controversial additive, read on to learn if it is the right amendment for your garden.