I live in the cold Northeast in an over 55 detached condo development. In the back I have a very small (maybe 40 sq feet) space for a garden and a section about 20ft by 7ft along the garage for vegetables.
The small area suffered greatly last year from the sandy soil. Growth was very slow and vegetables could have had more flavor. I could concentrate on root crops; but enough is enough. I've been adding kitchen scraps and carbon and hope to make more progress this season.
It's on the grassy larger area I'd like a plan to move it along faster. One advantage I do have is a sizable source of alpaca compost available. But, what is the best way to dilute the sand. This area has about 3 or 4 inches of soil with nothing but sand underneath. I requested making a raised bed garden but it was refused. (Yeah, I know - move.)
Should I have a local farmer truck some better topsoil in and rototill it. Scrape up the grass and topsoil and truck away about a foot of sand. Forgetting the whole it is another option.
I'd appreciate some advice on handling this much pure sand. It's not sandy soil; it's sand.