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What is the name for the most common type of soil, especially the ones

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Default What is the name for the most common type of soil, especially the ones



that vegetables grow in? is i silt, clay, or sand.

you know, the Type that's in every back yard.
it's black, or brownish, and grass grows there
what's regular back dirt then
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That will vary from area to area. The best type of soil for growing vegetables is a mixture of silt, clay and sand and is called loamy soil. I have this in my current backyard. My sister's yard has much more clay in it-she adds peat moss to it to improve the drainage. In New Mexico, my mother's yard was very sandy, she mixed in manure to provide more organic material for the plants. So, you can see that different areas have different types of soil.
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are you thinking of loam? Im in maine so our natural dirt is kind of sandy, and it's not optimal for growing. 'Hummus' is dead plant and animal matter in soil, and it gives it a blackish color, as well as provides alot of nitrogen for plants to grow. Blood meal is some strong stuff. I usually mix my loam up with cow manure though, and bat shit works really good.
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