vegetables - Knowledgebase Question

sebring, Fl
Question by kota
April 13, 2009
i now live in an area with sand, what veggies grow best in sand?


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Answer from NGA
April 13, 2009

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Sand drains quickly but it does not hold nutrients or moisture for any length of time so you will want to amend the soil with organic matter. Your goal will be to build your soil from sand into loamy soil. Loamy soil is something you build over time by adding compost and organic mulch to the soil and digging it in. You should be able to find bagged compost at your local garden center. Spread it over the garden site and dig it into the soil. Once you've improved the soil you can plant most any vegetable you'd like to grow. After planting your veggies, spread additional compost over the bare soil. Dig this into the soil after the gardening season is over. After a few years of this practice you'll have excellent garden loam and lots of healthy vegetable plants. Best wishes with your garden!

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