Sandy soil, which plants to choose


Sandy soil is both infertile and low water retentive.
The sand still has undeniable advantages for growing some vegetables and ericaceous plants.

But the culture of’a floor made of sand can also become binding only for growing plants.

We must take some precautions are:

Sandy soil:

It is both lightweight and very easy to work.
It is dry most of the time in the winter because the’water will tend to s’flow and summer where the soil will even up’become barren if we did’not water.

What to plant in sandy soil?


It is acidic and therefore suitable for the cultivation of certain plants such as camellias, the rhododendrons, the Azaleas, the hydrangeas or the gorse.

  • When planting of these heather plants, add compost that you will mix sand.

D’other plants will nest perfectly as beautiful agapanthe or vine that the’usually grow in light and sandy soils.

Sandy soil vegetables:

It includes the carrot that grows well in soil composed entirely of sand.

Or’other vegetables that tolerate very well with’contribution of topsoil, like strawberry plants, asparagus, the beans or radishes.

How to improve sandy soil?

Overall a soil composed mainly of sand is very fertile and therefore not conducive to most plants.

There are various effective ways of’improvement:

  • Make a regular supply of organic matter.
    You prefer natural materials such as compost, manure, seaweed or potting soil.
  • Add topsoil to make your land less light and therefore more welcoming for most plants.
  • Water regularly when the soil is dry.
    It is important’water the night and to a limited extent in order to’avoid’evaporation.

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