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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 12:58 pm 
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I have 3 raised vegtable garden beds. Where can I get soil by the bulk to fill them. I would like to use whats recommended for square foot gardening which consist of 1/3 of each- compost, peat moss and vermiculite. I live in Burleson but am willing to drive to get the stuff. Thank you for your help. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Vegtable garden soil
PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 9:59 pm 
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Welcome to the forums! I'd like to be able to help you -- at the same time, I'm unsure how to address your question. My dilemma is caused by the fact that the Dirt Doctor does not recommend peat moss or vermiculite for planting.

That said, if that's really what you think you want, this is probably not the forum for you.

However, if you want to learn about organics and would like to know some great, effective methods to grow healthy veggies, beautiful flowers, and bring your yard into balance, check out this article as a start:
http://www.dirtdoctor.com/organic/garde ... n/id/2724/

Hope that helps. Happy gardening!

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 Post subject: Re: Vegtable garden soil
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Living Earth Technologies can provide compost and other landscape material in bulk: http://www.livingearth.net/


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 Post subject: Re: Vegtable garden soil
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I second the Living Earth recommendation. You can use 100% compost (Mel says this is OK if you don't want to do the 1/3 mix) and I know many people who do this same thing also.

UPDATE: I learned a little more about soil, and would recommend against using 100% compost now. You need minerals too. I'd also avoid using "Mel's Mix". I think the best thing is good garden soil mix, like what is sold at Living Earth for example.

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