Since first moving onto this four acres in 1991, I've tried to garden.
It's not easy. The soil is so sandy it will not hold water or nutrients for long.
There's a reason for the sandy soil. According to an article in the "Friends of the Lost Pines State Parks" newsletter, about 50 million years ago a shallow sea and a mountain range came together in this area. The sea dried up, the mountains wore away and we now have rolling hills and sand.
Add the drought for the last 6 years or so and the fact that our 4 acres get limited direct sun because of the tall pines and you can begin to see how frustrating it can get.
Here are some pictures of my recent attempts.
Here are three that have done well.
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