Posted: 18/01/2015 at 21:58
I built ten raised beds three years ago, and would of needed lots of compost to fill them all as it was i got through 5 cubic yards. My largest beds are all on soil so only barely half filled still.
The beds on concrete are all filled to the top.
I intend to fill all the beds this year and after searching freecycle and such like have found a huge pile of well rotted horse manure 3 years plus old for free.
My beds have all been filled apart from the initial 5 bags for free from various boards. I have in fact built the beds for free from scaffold boards and decking found on the various free web boards. You never know when somebody two roads away will be digging out a pond or an extension and advertise for someone to take away all the soil you need.