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I'm going to plant a Jasmine so I can have it along one wall in my garden (it's for my bees) but the soil in my yard is all clay and rocks, I have compost and a worm farm so the soil quality won't be an issue it's just digging the hole that's the problem.

Any other time I've had to dig into the soil it's taken days of wetting it and digging it out bit by bit with a spade but that's only been to put posts in for the bee hive to rest on (a fairly narrow but deep hole). Anything else not in pots has been on a layer of soil built on top of the ground but that won't work for where the jasmine is going.

Any tips would be helpful, I've looked around but the tips are for men and I'm not very strong.

I'm going to plant a Jasmine so I can have it along one wall in my garden (it's for my bees) but the soil in my yard is all clay and rocks, I have compost and a worm farm so the soil quality won't be an issue it's just digging the hole that's the problem. Any other time I've had to dig into the soil it's taken days of wetting it and digging it out bit by bit with a spade but that's only been to put posts in for the bee hive to rest on (a fairly narrow but deep hole). Anything else not in pots has been on a layer of soil built on top of the ground but that won't work for where the jasmine is going. Any tips would be helpful, I've looked around but the tips are for men and I'm not very strong.

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[–] stern-as-steel 0 points (+0|-0)

For the clay, we used to dig as deep when we could and soak the ground. Like, fill our trench, however deep with was, all the way up with water and keep it wet for a day. Then let the water go down, dig as much as we could, fill it up again. Rinse and repeat. It takes a while but it works, and doesn't require buying anything new.