What type of dirt for above ground planter?
I am getting an above ground planter put in at my house for tomatoes, peppers and maybe some herbs. It will be approx 18-24 inches in height and I will need a lot of dirt to fill it up with.
Does anyone know what I need to get? I called one landscape / rock / dirt company and they suggested a mixture of sand and mulch. The sand seemed odd to me. The guy said it was good for this climate (Tucson AZ) because the roots could get deep and they would not cook in the heat of the surface. Another company recommended "sandy loam" which is 1/3 top soil, 1/3 mulch, and 1/3 manure, but I am afraid the manure will generate too much heat (???).