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Philadelphia, PA
(Zone 6b)

March 24, 2001
7:07 PM

Post #2788

Since many of us are preparing the garden for another season, I thought it would be interesting for us to share our past garden mistakes so others, including ourselves, can learn from what we did wrong. Ok, I'll go

Last year we had a pool put in the back property. We had so much sand left over from the project, that after giving a lot of it away, we were still stuck with piles of the stuff. My DH noticed that I was mixing compost/manure around in the garden areas, so he decided to incorporate ALL of the very fine sand into the new garden beds, following in my compost tradition. After a few hard rains, I realized that the sand piles were gone (the stuff ran down the driveway when it rained) and I asked DH who took all of the sand. He very proudly mentioned that it was all mixed into the soil in the new gardens! I think I almost passed out at that What I found in the garden, as a result, were beds of almost concrete-like soil which were hardened by the fine sand. Let's just say I'm still trying to get over it!
Trish :)

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