Like many in the South, my soil is hard clay so I have avoided root crops for years. I like that you pointed out root crops loosen the soil and I may try again. Thanks. Plus, after years here on DG, I've learned more about developing good soil.
This is the best $20 bucks I've spent in a good long time, Darius. I've learned so much and I really enjoy the site. You can also mix in some coarse sand to help if you have really tough clay. Especially for carrots. I do the majority of that planting in the late fall and mark the spot in the garden, so we have fresh carrots all winter. They are sweeter with a nip or two of frost.