Tom J westridgegarden wrote:
i'm going to plant a small vegetable garden in our backyard.
an entire section of the back is piled with woodchips and in some
spots several inches deep with sand.
Also, since we are in a city (chicago), is it unwise to plant
into the ground? Am I better off planting in a raised bed filled
topsoil and compost? I should mention that in spite of the woodchips
and the sand, the soil is rich and moist.
In that case, I would scatter the sand & chips over a wider area, rent
a rototiller and till it all in to 6 or 8 inches, plant and enjoy.
Unless you are on top of the old city dump!!
i agree with Tom J i would also scatter the woodchips and sand to
wider area and rototill it all in. why get rid of something that i
beneficial to your garden. good luck, sockiescat