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growing in sand?

Discussion in 'Outdoor Growing' started by 1Fast, Apr 6, 2007.


    1Fast Well-Known Member

    i was preparing some of the outdoor plots today and i located a new spot its kinda a peninsuala on a creek maybe 1/2 an acre in size great spot tons of sun but the entire plot is completly sand would my plants do well here or is sand not a good medium?

    MightyBuddha Well-Known Member

    You won't be able to grow right in the sand. You can dig out holes and plant pots with good soil into the sand.

    k-town Well-Known Member

    damn man i wish i had someplace with some sand where i live and maybe a beach with an ocean oh yea and a joint

    1Fast Well-Known Member

    what concentration of sand can you have cause the further i move out from the creek the less sand there is

    mogie Well-Known Member

    Sandy soils have an open soil structure. The particle size is large and there is a lot of open space between and around the particles. They take up water readily and are sharp draining. They are often short on nutrients but easy to work. That is a sandy mix and you are talking straight sand?

    1Fast Well-Known Member

    well right near the creek its straight sand but the farther away you get you get more soil mixed in once you get about 40 ft away you have no sand at all but at that point the sun is blocked too so at about 20 ft away there is maybe a 50/50 mix

    DoobsDay Well-Known Member

    problem about sand is it dosent retain water very well.

    problem with planting near creeks, is the soil around it is always moist and will give you root rot

    1Fast Well-Known Member

    oh well i do not want root rot i may just buy some 5 gallon buckets and plant them in that area in them and drill some holes in the bottom of the buckets sound like a good idea? or will my roots stratch beyond that?

    johnb93 Active Member

    ya. i would go with the idea of putting plants into pots and planting the pots in the ground. keep anything suspicious hidden

    SHAMAN Well-Known Member

    Burlap sax easy to carry and they are there own wick never water exept in extream heat.

    1Fast Well-Known Member

    burlap is not a bad idea at all

    FilthyFletch Mr I Can Do That For Half

    Burlap should be good.Where would you even buy burlap sacks from anyway??

    SHAMAN Well-Known Member

    farm supply store, hardwarestore, home depot, also come's in roll's for landscaping, to rap tree's to protect from frost/snow. You can cut the roll's and stitch up your own bag's
    ROBINHOOD_NZL likes this.

    Beaner Well-Known Member

    you also have to remember the water table will be pretty high right next to the creek, digging a hole in the sand will just make a tiny pond, and if you put a bucket in there you would have even more draining problems, because the dirt will constantly wick water up from the surrounding sand, causeing root rot. sand could work, but you would need to fert it all the time, as the nutrients wont stay in the sand long.your best bet would be to step a few yards back, where the land is a few feet higher and the soil not as sandy. the ground will still stay pretty moist but the soil will hold better.

    bamjnine Member

    yo i do that every night& yes its sweet

    bamjnine Member

    yo i do that every night& yes its sweet ​

    Millagui New Member

    Hi, i was wondering if i could plant weed on a sandy tiny island, i know the problem with sand is that it doesnt retein water yet this tiny island has the particularity of having great sun in the morning and some shade in the noon, temperature is never below 25 degrees celsius and it rains contatly almost every single day.. Would i get some buds? Or nothing will grow? If i use feminized auto flowering seeds would it still be the same?

    AimAim Well-Known Member

    One of the biggest problems planting next to a creek is..... creeks flood. Going underwater for a day not good for your plants at all.

    OrganicEcoGrow Member

    I am considering using sand from a beach for a growing medium in a passive hydroponic system. I figure the sand will have trace nutrients and minerals already contained within it, and there will also be good airflow due to the particle size... anybody ever tried this or have any additional input? I appreciate it. Happy growing!

    LetsGetCritical Well-Known Member

    ya just remove all the salt first lol

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