One dilemma facing many aspiring vegetable gardeners is sub-prime soil, shall we say.
Compacted, clayey soil is not uncommon in Kentuckiana, but it is especially common in newer developments. One way to off-set the problem is to employ a system of raised beds.
Raised beds are practical for many reasons, and they are not just for the clay-challenged!
They are practical because you do not have to till, dig, double dig or battle clay in a raised bed. The soil has been added by you, so it is as good as you want it to be.