6 Types Of Soil And What Edible Plants To Grow In them.

1. Loamy Soil – Loamy soil is a mixture of clay, silt, and sand. You can make a loamy soil by mixing equal parts clay, silt, and sand.

Plants you can grow in loamy soil

Tomatoes, peppers, green beans, cucumbers, onions, lettuce, sweet corn, okra, radishes, eggplant, carrots, pole beans, greens, and spinach.

2. Peat Soil – Peat soil is a mixture of peat moss, course sand, perlite, or vermiculite. Making peat soil depends on your preference you can use course sand or perlite or vermiculite. You would mix one gallon of peat moss with one gallon of your choose one of the three either course sand, perlite or vermiculite. You can also break up one gallon into three parts and use all three in equal parts so you would use course sand, perlite, and vermiculite.

Plants you can grow in peat soil. (Note: you can grow almost anything in peat soil but here is a short list of plants that grow the best in peat soil.)

Cranberries, potatoes, sugar beet, celery, onions, carrots, lettuce, grains, fruits, tomatoes, strawberry, blueberries.

3. Sandy Loam – Sandy loam is a soil that is made up of a large percent of course sand. You can make sandy loam by mixing 70 percent corse sand with, 10 precent organic matter or silt (depending on what you are growing), and 20 precent clay.

Pants you can grow in sandy loams.

Lettuce, carrots, asparagus, tomatoes, onions, garlic, potatoes, collard greens, zucchini, radish, parsnips, herbs, cranberries.

4. Chalky Soil – Chalky soil is soil that is, well it’s like chalk. It is free draining and not very good for growing plants in because it doesn’t hold nutrients. You can’t really make it, it’s hard to buy but if you have the misfortune/blessing of having to plant in it there are things that will grow and there is a way to fix it and return it to healthy soil.

Plants that grow in chalky soil.

Onions, garlic, leeks, spinach beet, sweetcorn and cabbage.

5. Silt – Silt is made up of fine sand and sediment. Like chalky soil this soil isn’t very good for growing plants, but you can amend the soil. It you also are feeling the misfortune/blessing of this soil for planting edible goods there are somethings that will grow in this soil.

Plants that grow in silt soil.

Grands, potatoes, sugar beet, vining peas, and fruit trees.

6. Clay Soil – Clay soil is soil that is rich in clay. Like silt and chalky soils its something you have the misfortune/blessing of having. The good news is that there are a lot of edible plants that do very well in clay soil

Plants that grow in clay soil.

broccoli, brussels sprouts and cabbage Lettuce, chard, snap beans, tomatoes, fruit tree especially bananas, carrots, and cabbage.






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