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Post  copperbrowns on 5/23/2010, 1:51 pm

we took down our above ground pool did not have money to run it anymore so i have been wanting to do sfg for a few years had mel s 1st book lost it. my question is was it bad idea to build on the sand or should i removed it i we build 3 and are going to build 2 more

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Post  Retired Member 1 on 5/23/2010, 3:22 pm

Build on the sand bed -- that will give you great drainage. Just be sure to use weed barrier cloth on the bottom of your boxes.

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Post  timwardell on 5/23/2010, 5:00 pm

I agree with Belfrybat... the sand will provide great drainage and should limit the number of weeds between the boxes. Good luck!
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Post  SirTravers on 5/23/2010, 5:03 pm

I'd have to agree. The sand bed sounds like a perfect spot to me.

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Post  jtwenting on 5/31/2010, 1:29 am

My entire garden is on sand...
In fact the entire city sits on sand. It's reclaimed land, several meters worth of sand on top of clay.
Put a layer of topsoil on the sand, plant in that.

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