Sandyis made of larger, gritty particles that don’t stick together well. It’s much easier to dig than and it warms up more quickly because it has better aeration ( flow) which will allow you to plant earlier. Because it is looser than it letsand nutrients flow through it too easily which means sandycan become acidic.
If you have a large an area to condition try trench composting or growing your plants in a hay garden.
- Plants will quickly dry out and be undernourished if thisisn’t properly conditioned.
- Improving sandyis simply a matter of adding enough organic matter or compost to holdand add nutrients.
- Put 6 inches (15 cm) of sandyon top or underneath a bed of organic matter. It’s not important that it decompose because its purpose is to holdand nutrients.
- Mixing in raw sawdust is a good, long-lastingconditioner but make sure it comes from wood that hasn’t been chemically treated.