What is the best soil to put in a raised bed garden?

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  • Dfm Dfm on Mar 11, 2018
    I've been using a mix of 4 ingredients in equal parts- top spoil, composted manure, peat moss and vermiculite. it's doing the job. at certain times in the growing season I will supplement with a half strength liquid fertilizer to some of the hungrier plants such as tomato.

  • Alice Alice on Mar 11, 2018
    Here's a video that might help

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Mar 11, 2018
    The commercial bagged garden soils at the big box hardware stores work fine, they need to be somewhat light and fluffy.
    Heavy topsoil certainly are the worst choice.

  • Dfm Dfm on Mar 11, 2018
    I do agree with you on the top soil. if its the only soil. But for the amounts of potting mix that I need - I ran a cost comparison- myo or purchase.....myo won.

  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on Mar 11, 2018
    An all purpose soil containing peat moss, sand and black earth usually works okay. The more you pay for a bag of soil usually the better it is. Shop around as soil mixes come on sale at this time of year.

  • 1401470 1401470 on Mar 11, 2018
    If you're buying then top soil. I create a layer method with creating a raised bed using natural elements, animal fertilizer, compost and soil. Let it sit for a couple prior to planting and then make sure to amend with my favorite tip, direct composting.

  • Eil22229440 Eil22229440 on Mar 11, 2018
    My neighbor bought bagsssssssss of dirt.