same with me,
if I plowed or worked my garden spots wet, here in west ky,
The local little league baseball teams could use the dirt clods all season as baseballs.
the dirt stays cloddy and remains that way. I even borrow a 3 pt tiller one year and all it did was change my large clods into smaller clods.
to have soft mellow dirt to plant in my gardens, I just have to wait until mother nature dries out the ground.
I have tried sowing cover crops to add humas, but all that did was keep the ground wetter longer as the sun could not get to the ground to help dry out the soil.
if I wait, the garden spots grow good crops.