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Filling a new raised bed.

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 18:19

Both of my beds would just about fit inside one of yours I expect but they are a little higher.  Deciding how to fill them has caused me to hop from place to place ..... picking up loads of different adevice as I went

Your advice sounds like a fair average though the use of any general purpose compost (peat?) bothers me in case it dries out and hardens.  Sounds okay though.

Thanks for the garden pick ... here is one of mine when I moved into this property 10 months ago.  The garden was not a selling point


Filling a new raised bed.

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 16:45

I was wondering about including some cheap multi purpose compost but was concerned about water retention.  I like the sound of the mis though

Filling a new raised bed.

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 15:02


I have just built a new raised bed measuring 100cm x 100cm x 31cm

That works out at a soil volume of approx 310 litres.

Now, I have to fill it.  My wife plans to grow a wide selection of veg, salad and flowers. All just for experimenst and for fun. 

I have have been advised to fill it with (bagged) top soil and (bagged) organic farmyard manure at an approx 50/50 mix.  Both from Westland I believe.

Bearing in mind that this is the first time we have used a raised bed, have only one or two garden centres within reach and niether of them are terribly specialised .... is the suggested mix okay or is there a better way of doing it?

Any advise welcome.

Many thanks

Raised bed contents

Posted: 01/03/2013 at 20:32


Thank you !!! 

Raised bed contents

Posted: 01/03/2013 at 20:14

After going around the houses for a while I am hoping somebody knows ..... I think I am missing something obvious!

I have a raised bed that measures 1mtr x 1mtr x 31cms

I am trying to calculate the volume in litres so as I can work out how many bags of top soil  that I need as they all seem to quote litres on the bags.

No maths lessons please, just an answer.

Many thanks

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Filling a new raised bed.

What soils to use in new raised bed. 
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Raised bed contents

How to convert size into soil volume. 
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