We only have one corner of our yard that gets sun for a good part of the day but it still isn't ideal. The soil is very sandy and last year I dug a lot of compost into one patch and tried to grow some tomatoes in it but it didn't go very well. We have a lot of rabbits around and I don't think we can fence in a garden this year.
Before we moved here we had a wonderful vegetable garden and I miss it. Any suggestions on what we might try with less sun and such sandy soil?
You can build raised beds to fix the soil situation, but I'm in the same conundrum with shade! This year, we're going to try to grow sweet potatoes and some other root veggies back in our shady garden. We rent beds in the local community garden to grow things that require sunlight. I thought our yard was hopeless, but a friend just reminded me that root veggies don't need as much sun so we're giving that a go! Good luck!
I just came across this tonight, it looks promising.
I second the raised beds. We use them for our entire garden. Michigan = sand, sand and more sand!
Greens like sand. Maybe you'll have luck with chard, kale, spinich and the like.
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