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The soil in my greenhouse is a heavy clay subsoil. I want to grow various woody perennials in the greenhouse, including figs and other small trees. What would be the best growing medium to fill a permanent bed without breaking the bank?
 
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I got free wood chips by calling the electric company.

and dug down 5 inches and rich soil.
 
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Any horse farms or riding arenas around you where you could fill up a pickup truck full of free manure? Mixed with wood chips, forest litter, leaves it would make a great sub-layer under top soil.
 
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My primary sources are my friends' goat bedding (aged), my chicken compost, and wood chips from a local arborist.  I have added wood chips atop my large section of clay, and more diverse plants are starting to grow on it.
 
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