Garden Soil - Knowledgebase Question

Roslyn, PA
Avatar for clifhud142
Question by clifhud142
January 20, 2001
Will veggies in a raised garden benefit from growing in an all potting soil mixture?


Image
Answer from NGA
January 20, 2001
To some extent the answer to your question would depend on the make-up of the potting soil compared to the native soil. In most cases native soil, well amended with organic matter such as compost, rotted leaves, or well rotted and aged stable manure/bedding is adequate. The best thing to do is run some soil tests and see how your soil really is. Your county extension (489-4315) should be able to help you with the tests and interpreting the results. In either case, you will still need to add organic matter to the beds on a regular basis to replenish and feed the soil.

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )

Today's site banner is by Murky and is called "Spanish Flag"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.