New World Little Gardens

When I place the soil in the water, it just floats. So I have to break it up with my finger and get rid of all the lumps until it is normal soil. Why is this.

Some of the soil tablets seem to have been compressed a little too tightly, making it more difficult for these tablets to absorb the water. You did the right thing, as breaking the soil tablet into multiple pieces and then adding some warm water should work.