Vegetables Plants for  Clay Soil

Green Beans

Beans are ideal crops to grow in many different soil types thanks to their ability to add nitrogen to the soil.

Summer Squash

Summer and winter squash varieties can both be grown successfully in clay gardens.


This nutrient-rich leafy green performs admirably in clay soil with regular watering. If you’re not a huge kale fan, you could instead grow Swiss chard.


Fast-growing radishes can break through compacted clay and still produce crisp, flavorful little roots.

Swipe up to see all 15 vegetable plants for clay soil that we recommend growing.