Need soil for new raised bed

ohio_homegrown(z5 OH)February 20, 2009

Anyone in Columbus area have suggestions as to where I can get the best garden soil for my new raised beds. Comtil is not an option. ohio_homegrown

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jbest123(Zone 5 PA)

Check with any horse boarding/riding stables. They will usually have all stages of composted HM for free and will usually load it for free also. If they have HM a year old or older fill your beds with 100% HM. Plant your seeds and jump back Jack. ;o)

John

Here is a link that might be useful: Johns Journal

    Bookmark   February 20, 2009 at 5:36PM
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bakemom_gw(z6 Central Ohio)

I buy Miracle Gro garden soil. It does have to be amended though. Everyone has it - like Sears Hardware etc.

A suggestion is to check out the soil, compost and mulch forum. They are all delightfully devoted to their craft and will help you.

Have you called Oakland Nursery?

    Bookmark   February 21, 2009 at 1:24PM
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raee_gw

Last summer I bought bags of nice bark compost at Ohio Mulch to amend soil. Of course you can buy bulk compost etc there too. Kurtz Bros. is another place for bulk compost. I had bad luck with Jones topsoil a few years ago, Clay+sand and very little compost in the mix. I wouldn't recommend them.

    Bookmark   February 25, 2009 at 11:33PM
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