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How to Plant a Vegetable Garden in Sandy Soil

Sandy soil has large particles and drains well but does not hold nutrients. Water soaks in rapidly and goes deeper than in other soils, but it also evaporates more quickly. Sandy soil also becomes ...

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How to Plant a Vegetable Garden in Sandy Soil

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10 Best Vegetables for Sandy Soils

Sandy soil is not always easy for gardening but there several vegetables that either prefer or tolerate sandy soil conditions. Come see which ones you can grow.

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6 Drought Tolerant Perennials for My Secret Garden

If you have a sunny, dry spot in your garden, these plants will survive any drought conditions.

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Top Deer-Resistant Plants of the Southwest

A favorite of gardeners everywhere, lavender is one of the best-smelling plants you can grow. (Plant it next to pathways where you can brush by and enjoy the relaxing scent.) It's also one of the prettiest garden plants, bedecked in silvery foliage and gorgeous purple blooms. Plant Name: Lavandula selections Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: To 3 feet all and 4 feet wide, depending on type Zones: 5-10, depending on type

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Garden Fixes from the Kitchen

If your soil is too sandy, the residue from your morning brew will add organic matter and nutrients while increasing water capacity. The grounds also improve drainage in clay soil.

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The Best Perennials for Your Yard

Every year a group of plant breeders, nurserymen, and garden writers select a top-performing perennial as Perennial of the Year. Here are their picks since 1990; these plants are sure to be winners in your garden, too!

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Top 10 Plants for Sandy Soil: Yarrow. Achillea • Achillea • Zones 3 to 9 Lacy flower heads top each stem of yarrow. Varieties range from a short 6 inches to more than 4 feet tall. This hardy bloomer thrives in full sun and should be divided in spring for the optimal summer show.

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