Author Topic: 100' X 200" Sand pit  (Read 1873 times)

Offline Greginsc

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100' X 200" Sand pit
« on: February 15, 2011, 08:25:59 AM »
I will be moving on to my new land soon. It is 12 acres and was a small horse farm. Lots of nice features I can work with but they had an area 100 feet by 200 feet they used as a riding ring filled with about 8" sand. Any body got ideas on what to do with this?

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Re: 100' X 200" Sand pit
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2011, 10:54:17 AM »
Some straw and you in bussness, mellon pach ,strawbarrys, carrets, id put down some straw wet it down mulch and seed.
down south they rase carrets in sand, western kansas is sandy they just straw a pile and seed mush mellons, water mellons cantalope.
Try a little bit of everything. good luck

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Re: 100' X 200" Sand pit
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2011, 11:35:12 AM »
Hey thanks. I didn't even think of that. I guess I was to worried about turning it into something else. Do you think a couple raised beds would do ok there. I'm a real newbie and am going to have my hands full, so thanks for the advice.

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Re: 100' X 200" Sand pit
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2011, 11:53:32 AM »
i think i would try everything i could come up with in it.  raised beds well id just stack straw or hay even compost out there and give it a try cover with some dirt and plant.  thats a larg sand pit for a regulare gareden you would have to deep plow to barrie the sand if you could .
we have nothing but time so give it a great try.

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Re: 100' X 200" Sand pit
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2011, 12:03:27 PM »
Should be fine, you will have great drainage. One thing though, sand is nutrient poor, so compost may be needed.
Depending how long that area was used as an arena there might be alot of manure mixed in. Probably in the corners, horses like to hang out in corners.

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Re: 100' X 200" Sand pit
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2011, 12:54:41 PM »
Come to think of it they had a big pile of straw from where they cleaned out the stalls in the barn. Sounds like I got a plan now thanks guys