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Posted: Aug/20/2012 10:31 AM PST
I moved a large holly bush about 4 years ago. For 2 summers afterward, nothing would grow in the soil (no grass, dandelions or weeds of any sort). We put patio stones over top of the soil to ensure our young children didn't eat any of the dirt.
I have recently built a raised bed veggie garden on the site but have kept the patio stones as a base. Problem is, the garden does not get enough sun to evaporate the rain. After a week of no rain, the soil is still very wet.
I want to remove the patio stones and put the veggie garden directly on the soil where the holly bush was.
After this length of time, do you think the soil will have recovered and will be able to support vegetables growing in it?
Location: Lancaster, SC
Posted: Aug/20/2012 12:11 PM PST
If the area doesn't get enough sun, then veggies won't grow either. Vegetables need 5-6 hours of sun to produce.