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Anne Miller
Post     Subject: Vegetables for unamended soil

Douglas. I like the squash idea! I bet you are right that it will grow just about anywhere, especially zucchini. I also feel the vine squash like spaghetti squash would do great to.
Douglas Alpenstock
Post     Subject: Vegetables for unamended soil

Squash! Squash! Squash!

"Squish" doesn't care about big, deep, heavenly soil. Plunk it into a 5-gallon blob of half-finished compost, give it water, and it will go nuts. If it looks a little yellow, add "liquid gold."
Anne Miller
Post     Subject: Vegetables for unamended soil

I have always heard that the daikon radish is good for helping break up the soil.

Also, legumes such as peas, peanuts, beans, clover, and alfalfa are the best plants great for adding nitrogen to soil.
E Aa
Post     Subject: Vegetables for unamended soil

We have a spot where we took down a tree and then some dirt was moved to see after concrete work. It’s sunny and long term we want to do thoughtful planting of a tree and other plants but did this summer it would be a nice place to stick some vegetables while buying us some planning time.

Any thoughts on what might grow?


Michigan, zone 6a (just had a frost this week that nipped my tomatoes a bit)

Thank you!