I'm currently helping a friend get a garden started, it's a typical backyard scenario with a small number of beds.
The problem though is that soil in this situation is nonexistent, it was amended once or twice sometime before, but is currently pure sand and will not retain any water at all
We've since put down two inches of manure, followed by two inches of mulch. However, this has made it worse by acting like a sponge to soak up any water given, leaving the sand beneath completely dry at all times.
I dislike tilling, and tilling in mulch is not typical, but obviously the current is not working; so should we till in the manure & mulch?