Sandy soil is not always easy for gardening but there several vegetables that not only tolerate sandy soil conditions but actually thrive in them. Come see which ones you can grow.
If you’re growing in pots or planters, here’s the Top Ten Vegetables for Containers.
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10 Best Vegetables for Sandy Soils
This list is from the book, High-Value Veggies by Mel Bartholomew.
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.
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High Value Veggies by Mel Bartholomew
Related: 10 Best Vegetables for Clay Soil
It doesn’t matter where you garden—in a community plot, in containers, in raised beds, or straw bales, or in a Square Foot Garden—deciding which edibles to plant is perhaps the biggest factor in whether or not your garden succeeds. While success means many things to many gardeners, there’s no getting around the issue of cost versus payback.
Does it make sense to spend $5 and use up three feet of garden space to grow one cabbage when you can buy a beautiful one at the farmer’s market for $2?
The book evaluates 59 of the most common home garden vegetables to determine which edible crops give you the biggest bang for your buck.
~Melissa the Empress of Dirt ♛
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