soil - Knowledgebase Question

safety harbor, fl
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Question by johnmaroney8
May 27, 2007
starting a vegetable garden , how much top soil, cow manure should i use for the soil. soil is like sand after about 6 inches down. i plan on building up the garden with land scape timbers

Answer from NGA
May 27, 2007

I am sorry for this delayed reply to your gardening question. The spring rush has brought a deluge of questions and we are working hard to catch up!

I would add about 4 inches of topsoil and about 4 inches of compost to the site and then mix it all in as deeply as is practical. Then add 2 inches of compost again in the fall and another inch or two in the spring season as you change out beds and crops.

Thanks for the question. Best wishes for a wonderful gardening season. Please stop in again soon!

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