What are your soil recommendations?
OK, I'm getting down to the nitty-gritty of building more new beds for my 2009 garden. The boxes won't be as high as I'd like, as I'll have to purchase most all the materials for them rather than use what is on hand....I ran out of all the recycled 2x6 redwood deck boards I had. My existing beds are two boards high, giving me nearly 12" of planting depth. The new beds will probably be built using the good sections of the 4x4 fence posts that we just removed before building the new fence, along with whatever I can find at the lumber yard to meet my fancy.
The soil under these future beds is good sandy loam, and they will have permanent plants (asparagus, raspberries and strawberries) planted in them next spring. What do you suggest I use to fill the boxes? I have access to very good leaf/twig/manure compost for a reasonable price. I could also buy peat moss, which might be beneficial in my slightly alkaline soil, especially in the strawberry bed. I will also be incorporating chopped leaves (with some grass clippings) this fall.
What are your ideas for nice, rich planting beds?
Here is a link that might be useful: Annie's Kitchen Garden