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Gardening Reference » Gardening in 2006
by craig on July 01, 2006 05:07 AM
hi everyone,
I have been gardening for years but now I'm going to start doing it in boxes I made out of cedar that are 8ft.long by 3 ft. and 13 inches,but I would like to know what would be the best material to put in them for vegetable like compose ect.
thanks,
Craig
by papito on August 26, 2006 11:45 AM
Hi Craig,

Welcome to the Gardener's Forum.

I do my vegetable gardening in containers. The info below is from Sunset's Illustratted Vegetable Gardening Book.

Soil for [vegetable] raised bed gardening could be a rich, light soil mix, such as equal parts peat moss, compost and topsoil. First till the existing top soil, as you add the new soil, you can mix it with the existing soil in the bottom of the bed. Soak the bed before planting so the soil will settle to about 2 or 3 inches below the top of the bed.

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