Step 2: Loose Sandy Dirt into Soil

Chances are you have tons of weeds already, its not horrible dirt...

Planting in Ground:
-5 Gallons Sandy Dirt
-5 Gallons Compost/ Manure
-1 cup of 10-10-10 Fertilizer

Planting in Pots or TeraHydro Box:
-5 Gallons Sandy Dirt
-5 Gallons Coarse Sand/ Peralite
-10 Gallons Compost/ Manure
-2 cups of 10-10-10 Fertilizer
<p>So my husband built me a very nice raised garden bed so I could have room for my vegetables to grow. Since the size of it was much larger than my previous garden bed, he purchased &quot;fill dirt&quot;. I had no idea what fill dirt was until I arrived home and noticed that it has a lot of rocks and some sand and bits of clay. I didn't want to be appear ungrateful &amp; decided that I sometimes worry over nothing. So I went ahead and transplanted all of my vegetables &amp; then planted my remaining seeds. I'm worried that my 12 tomato plants (which had tomatoes growing) are going to die along with everything thing else that 've transplanted. I did add fertilizer to each of the spots for the plants. Am I worrying for nothing or should I try to move the plants for a third time to a new spot with regular garden soil? Ugh...this was the first time in 3 years that I decided to grow vegetables...The picture of the cabbage is where all of the other plants were previously. Have I just screwed up any chances of having vegetables this year or is there still hope? Thank you in advance everyone for your advice and helpful thoughts.</p>
<p>Most excellent! Thank you! </p>
Heh heh yaaayyy!!! I have the worst soil imaginable!! =D Well nothing a shovel and ur advice cant fix. Thanx for the ible.
Ehhhhh, Step 1 should be to test your soil for nutrients and sand/clay/silt/organic matter content.&nbsp; Step 2 should be to amend appropriately for the plants you want to grow.&nbsp; Don't forget that there are over 30,000 identified soil types, and for every soil type, there are native plants living in it.<br /> <div id="refHTML">&nbsp;</div>
don't forget PH
Are any of these photos of your soils (which ones)?<br /> <br /> L<br />
No sorry. Not sure if it really matters whose soil the pics are of lol, but I don't have all of these types available to me this year, so I used generic images.&nbsp; I have worked with virtually all soil and dirt types though, so I can clarify on anything else if you didn't understand something.<br />
Can we see your stuff, or is that not possible?<br /> <br /> L<br />
&nbsp;Great post! Thanks for adding.

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