Pomona, Claremont, Montclair Gardening
Hello everyone, I am new to this forum and also a new resident in the Northern Part of Pomona. I have been gardening in the Fullerton area for the last 15 years, and am accustomed to clay soil and much warmer climate. The frost is new, and the soil here is very sandy. Without an official test, the soil appears to be about 75% sand, very gritty, with many aggregates, it will ball, but will not ribbon. I planted some impatiens 6 pack starts, too early and they died from the frost, but have replanted and they are still dying. They are on the North side of the house, bright indirect light, I amended the soil with both manure and kellog's "amend." Why would the impatiens wilt, appearing like damping off? Also, would welcome any area specific tips that I can use to help me with this poorly maintained soil and garden I have inherited.