Adding Sand to the Garden

Adding Sand to the Garden

It has been a long spring and summer already.  I am really behind on keeping my diary going this year so I’m starting now.  In the spring, I added 16 tons of sand to the garden.  I way over estimated and my soil is probably considered sandy now.  It does make it easy to pull weeds and the soil does not compact as easily as it did previously.  So far, the pumpkin plants that have survived look healthy. 

I pollinated my first keeper this morning.  It’s about 10 feet out so I’m hoping that’s the magic number.  Last year, my pumpkins were all 6 feet out and I learned that I missed out by not having that additional 4 feet of plant behind the pumpkin to feed it.

I’ll explain more later and include pictures.