new raised bed, where to get organic soil?
I have built a new raised bed (14' x 2' x 3') and have no good native soil to put in it. (The bed sits in front of an old garage that has been shedding lead paint into the soil for probably 50 years). I have painted the garage and now want some nice clean soil to grow organic veggies in. I have looked at bagged organic planting mixes, but they only come in small bags and cost a fortune (on the order of $300 to fill my bed). One nursery suggested I could use a mix of Whitney Farms Soil Conditioner (which is on sale) and Sphagnum Peat Moss. Reading the Soil Conditioner page, they don't describe anyone using it to fill a whole bed. Does this seem reasonable? I am in Portland, OR, if that helps.