What are some of the best flowers and vegetables to plant for/in sandy soil?

Asked July 25, 2020, 11:59 AM EDT

What are some of the best flowers and vegetables to plant for/in sandy soil?

Grand Traverse County Michigan

1 Response

To begin with you could mix compost into your soil to improve its organic content. Also, you could grow your vegetables in raised beds that have been filled with a soil with more organic matter. To understand your soil composition, you could have a soil test done. You can purchase a soil test kit from the MSU book store using this link: https://shop.msu.edu/product_p/bulletin-e3154.htm

Here are some different vegetables I would consider for sandy soils: carrots. radishes, potatoes, lettuce, collard greens, tomatoes, zucchini, corn, asparagus, watermelons, bush or pole beans, or cucumbers.

I would also consider planting these flowers: moss phlox, catmint, lavender, artemisia, sedum, daylilies, salvia, giant allium, sweet alyssum, or butterfly bush.

I hope this list helps. Happy gardening