What should I put in my raised beds?
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Likewise, people ask, what do I put on the bottom of a raised garden bed?
The lasagna method: Fill the bottom of your garden boxes with a layer of leaves, grass clippings, straw, wood chips and other organic materials, with a layer of cardboard on top. Next, add your soil. This mixture will break down into rich compost over time.
Additionally, what is the best soil for raised beds? For most situations, we recommend these proportions:
- 60% topsoil.
- 30% compost.
- 10% Potting soil (a soilless growing mix that contains peat moss, perlite and/or vermiculite)
Subsequently, one may also ask, can you fill a raised bed with just compost?
When you have containers which some raised beds are you need to make a substantial portion of the soil that fills them compost or other organic matter. If you are simply adding a bottomless container surrounding your raised bed then do use your soil but still add a good bit of compost.
Should I put rocks in the bottom of my raised garden bed?
Because many plants require well-draining soil, placing rocks in the bottom of a raised bed to create additional drainage space below the soil is a sensible step. Unlike soil, rocks will not degrade or compact over time.