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  • Organic soil for raised planter

    Created by Maryam on

    Hi,
    I have got a raised planter and I would like to know which organic soil to order for vegetable planting? Do I need anything else to add to the soil?

    Thanks

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  • #197175

    E. Vinje
    Keymaster

    Hi Maryam –

    Raised beds dry out a little faster than your average garden so we usually recommend adding an organic compost to fill at least half of the bed. Compost is heavier than most potting soils and will retain moisture longer — it’s also cheaper than potting soil. Fill the remainder of your bed with a good organic potting soil, preferably one with some organic nutrients already added. I’ve included a few links that should help.

    Make Soil For Your Raised Beds

    Preparing Garden Soil

    Is Your Compost Made of Sewage Sludge?

    Garden Compost

    Organic Compost

    Roots Organics

    Happy Frog

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    razibpaul126
    Member

    I think correct information for organic soil.

    #297117

    tonyzack
    Member

    great information

    #299183

    Ella Kidman
    Member

    informative

    #299806

    Thanks your topic

    #299881

    Glenn Moss
    Member

    The big question is “What do you plan on growing?”. Annuals and perennials require different types of soil. Most of the bagged soil I’ve seen holds too much water and needs to be mixed with a sandy soil or perlite to prevent root rot. How much to mix depends on what you want to grow and how much organic matter is in the bagged soil.

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