CAN PLANTING POTATOES BREAK DOWN CLAY SOIL?

MY SOIL IS VERY HARD CLAY. I WAS TOLD YEARS AGO THAT BY PLANTING POTATOES IN CLAY SOIL THAT IT WILL BREAK DOWN THE SOIL. DOES ANYONE KNOW IF THAT IS TRUE? IS THERE ANYTHING TO BREAK DOWN CLAY SOIL WITHOUT A LOT OF DIGGING AND WORK? MY BODY IS PAST THE POINT OF LOTS OF HEAVY WORK. CONSTRUCTIVE ADVICE WOULD BE... show more MY SOIL IS VERY HARD CLAY. I WAS TOLD YEARS AGO THAT BY PLANTING POTATOES IN CLAY SOIL THAT IT WILL BREAK DOWN THE SOIL. DOES ANYONE KNOW IF THAT IS TRUE? IS THERE ANYTHING TO BREAK DOWN CLAY SOIL WITHOUT A LOT OF DIGGING AND WORK? MY BODY IS PAST THE POINT OF LOTS OF HEAVY WORK. CONSTRUCTIVE ADVICE WOULD BE APPRECIATED.
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