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Need soil for new raised bed

Posted by ohio_homegrown z5 OH (My Page) on
Fri, Feb 20, 09 at 10:58

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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RE: Need soil for new raised bed

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)


Here is a link that might be useful: Johns Journal

RE: Need soil for new raised bed

  • Posted by bakemom z6 Central Ohio (My Page) on
    Sat, Feb 21, 09 at 13:24

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?

RE: Need soil for new raised bed

  • Posted by raee zone 5-6 OH (My Page) on
    Wed, Feb 25, 09 at 23:33

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.

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