Sand question

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  1. mammabooh

    mammabooh Metal melter Supporter

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    Hi All!

    I will be planting some asparagus soon (this afternoon) and am wondering about sand. I am making a raised bed out of aged compost, soil we just bought from the local gravel/mulch place, and hopefully some sand. The question is this...do I just use play sand, or should I use something else?
     
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    suelandress Windy Island Acres Supporter

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    Why are you adding sand?
     

  3. mammabooh

    mammabooh Metal melter Supporter

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    Because asparagus and grapes like sandy soil...or so sayeth every book that I've read about them. Have you found that they do fine in other types of soil?
     
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    Too late now I guess, but around here gardeners add sand to improve the clay-like texture of the soil.
    Sand for a playbox would be very fine and bleached white and not what you want.
    You want coarse sand.
    Enjoy your asparagus when it is established!
     
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    suelandress Windy Island Acres Supporter

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    LOL I guess no one told my asparagus....and I never bothered to find out. Mine are growing in soil that is a mixture of leaf compost and purchased topsoil. They seem happy :D