• Hometalker
  • Jacumba, CA
Asked on Mar 18, 2018

My backyard is sandlike texture. Can I have a fruit & vegetable garden

Nancy TurnerMelanieJanet Pizaro


7 answers
  • Sam
    on Mar 18, 2018

    Sure you can! Check with your local extension office or plant nursery for any amendments that may be needed for your soil beofre planting your veggies/fruits. Or you could build raised garden beds using the appropriate soil/amendents which would make planting & harvesting easier on your back and help prevent certain pests from invading your garden.

  • Mogie
    on Mar 18, 2018

    Crops with deep taproots love light, loose, and well-drained sands. These soils drain so rapidly, however, that even in water-abundant climates, vegetables suited for sandy soils must thrive in low-water and low-fertility conditions.

    1 Carrot
    2 Parsnip
    3 Beet
    4 Radish
    5 Aromatic herbs (rosemary, sage, thyme, oregano)
    6 Onion
    7 Garlic
    8 Potato
    9 Asparagus
    10 Turnip
  • Janet Panos
    on Mar 18, 2018

    Hello. There are a number of plants that grow well in Sandy soil. Here are some tips to share with you about it. Click on the link below to access the information. Good luck!

  • 27524803
    on Mar 18, 2018

    Gardening in containers can let you control the type of soil and amount of water retention (sandy soil drains water away fast).... plus you don't have to weed on your knees... we live in AZ.... sand is what we do here.
  • Melanie
    on Mar 19, 2018

    I would go with raised beds or container control the soil that way.acid for what likes it sweet for others .

  • Nancy Turner
    on Mar 20, 2018

    Mix in equal amounts potting soil, peat moss and manure and you should have soil that is rich and still well draining due to the sand tilled in with the amendments. You may have to do the same for a few years, but it will stay more rich soil each year.
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