What Soil is Best for Raised Bed Vegetable Gardens?

The Ideal Soil Should be...

1. Light and Fluffy 2. Full of Nutrients 3. Drains Well 4. Free of Weed Seeds 5. Free of Bad Chemicals

My #1 Tip

Don’t skimp on soil quality. You’ll end up spending more money trying to fix bad soil. Even worse, you’ll waste entire growing seasons trying to tend plants that are stunted and not producing properly.

Soil Recipe #1

Our ideal raised bed soil mix is 40% topsoil, 40% compost, and 20% coarse sand, plus worm castings, composted chicken or rabbit manure.

Soil Recipe #2

Mel’s Mix from Square Foot Gardening: – 1/3 compost – 1/3 coarse vermiculite – 1/3 peat moss or coco coir Measure by volume

LEARN MORE ABOUT How to calculate how much soil you need, how to amend your soil and much more by swiping up below.