I live in NC where the soil is very sandy. Any ideas on what kind of plants I should plant? How about using planters instead of putting them in the ground?
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This article will give you some ideas for growing plants in sandy regions: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/seaside/catch-the-wave-with-seaside-gardening.htm
You may also want to try amending the soil. This article will help you with that: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/amending-sandy-soil.htm
Growing your plants in containers is also a good alternative, as long as the containers provide adequate drainage.