What is sandy soil?


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The soil formed by wind dust in and around hot deserts is called Sandy Soil.
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Sandy Soil
This type has the biggest
particles and the size of the
particles does determine the
degree of aeration and drainage
that the soil allows. It is granular
and consists of rock and mineral
particles that are very small.
Therefore the texture is gritty
and sandy soil is formed by the
disintegration and weathering of
rocks such as limestone, granite,
quartz and shale. Sandy soil is
easier to cultivate if it is rich in
organic material but then it
allows drainage more than is
needed, thus resulting in over-
drainage and dehydration of the
plants in summer. It warms very
fast in the spring season. So if
you want to grow your plant in
sandy soil it is imperative that
you water it regularly in the
summers and give a break in the
winters and rainy season, sandy
soil retains moisture and
nutrients. In a way sandy soil is
good for plants since it lets the
water go off so that it does not
remain near the roots and lead
them to decay.
answered Mar 3, 2013 by jeet sagar Moderator (1,034,200 points)

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