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Offline Alice

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Garden in an old sandbox?
« on: April 29, 2014, 09:51:25 AM »
Is it possible to put a raised bed garden in an old sandbox? The idea is to scoop out a lot of the sand and fill it with good topsoil before planting. Any idea if this would work? My neighbor asked me and I seemed to think it might work fine as long as it wasn't all sand. There has been no animal doo-doo in the sandbox since it is always covered.

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Offline pamgonzo

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Re: Garden in an old sandbox?
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2014, 11:24:59 AM »
Alice:
I turned an outgrown sandbox into a raised bed garden.

It works out just fine.  I removed all the sand and put in a nice soil.
Have been using it in that way for probably 5 or 6 years now. 

I don't know about leaving some of the sand in, but I'm guessing as long as most of
it is the dirt on top, it should be just fine! 
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Offline bobbie78

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Re: Garden in an old sandbox?
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2014, 08:40:44 PM »
That gives me an awesome idea! I have an old wooden homemade sand box that we bought for my niece a few years ago. She outgrew it before we even got to fill it. So its in the shed. I may plant some things in there! Thanks for the idea!
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