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Old 11-12-2013, 03:07 AM   #1
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Default Soil mix for raised beds

Going to transplant seven plants from tubs to raised beds. What is the usual soil mix used?

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Old 11-12-2013, 11:44 PM   #2
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You'll find every ratio under the sun out there when it comes to soil mixes....

Personally i just threw in 50/50 Top soil, the other 50% was a mix of Compost soil and cow manure...

All 3 of my plants took off like gangbusters, netting me over 1# dried the first year so something worked...but then again i live in Oregon im pretty sure i could have put planted them in a pile of garbage and they would take off.

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A lot of folks seem to swear by a 50/50 mix of potting soil and sand. I like good loam/topsoil mixed with some sand and high organic matter (compost/manure). Throw in some spent grain to make sure the soil doesn't get too compacted.
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When I did mine earlier this year I did:

70% top soil
20% compost planting mix
10% outdoor potting mix

I started with crowns from Great Lakes Hops and they liked it.
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