Soil Problems

Green Soil


Anonymous added on May 5, 2011 | Answered

Just put in a vegetable garden. On one end of the garden, the soil is turning green. I reworked the garden to improve drainage but the north stays somewhat moist, causing the soil to develop a green coat. I don't think I will get the drainage any better. What can I do?


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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on May 6, 2011

Since drainage is definitely an issue here that is causing algae to build up in the soil, you may want to consider putting in a raised garden bed instead. Alternatively, you could construct a berm to redirect the drainage to another area. These articles should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/vgen/raised-vegetable-gardens.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/spaces/creating-and-using-berms-in-the-landscape.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/spaces/building-a-berm-how-do-i-make-a-berm.htm

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