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Old 04-21-2012, 06:07 PM   #1
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We are wanting to build 2 raised garden beds approx 3ft x 5ft x 6-8in deep to plant tomatoes, red and green grapes (1 vine each), tomatoes (1 plant), broccoli, green peppers, and strawberries. should I just use topsoil for this or bunch of the bags of garden soil from home depot? not sure how much I will need though. any pointers?

got the building part down, just curious about the rest.
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Old 04-21-2012, 06:09 PM   #2
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3'x5'x8" deep is approx 10 cubic feet or just over 1/3 of a yard of soil
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We are wanting to build 2 raised garden beds approx 3ft x 5ft x 6-8in deep to plant tomatoes, red and green grapes (1 vine each), tomatoes (1 plant), broccoli, green peppers, and strawberries. should I just use topsoil for this or bunch of the bags of garden soil from home depot? not sure how much I will need though. any pointers?

got the building part down, just curious about the rest.
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3'x5'x8" deep is approx 10 cubic feet or just over 1/3 of a yard of soil

geometry > theredofshaw lol
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Old 04-21-2012, 06:14 PM   #4
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lol....not in the right minsdet for that right now

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Old 04-21-2012, 06:16 PM   #5
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I always used potting soil in mine. I guess it would depend on what your topsoil looks like.

You might also want to check out http://www.squarefootgardening.com/

I used this method before and you can grow a lot of stuff in a small space.
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I learned a lot about outdoor gardening from watching a YouTube channel

http://www.youtube.com/user/growingyourgreens

go there and use the "channel search" and type in "soil" he has a lot of great info on composting and how to get better tasting veggies. He makes videos everyday so it's very active which is nice.
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Old 04-21-2012, 06:29 PM   #9
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I always used potting soil in mine. I guess it would depend on what your topsoil looks like.

You might also want to check out http://www.squarefootgardening.com/

I used this method before and you can grow a lot of stuff in a small space.
I'm going to be setting up some raised gardens at my new house. Thank you for the link.
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You should be fine with a base of regular soil and mixing the first half a foot or so with garden soil I would think. Everything will Illuviate anyways
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