Ss Brewtech’s Biggest Baddest Holiday Giveaway Ever!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Hops Growing > Soil mix for raised beds
Thread Tools
Old 11-12-2013, 03:07 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,136
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default Soil mix for raised beds

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

benzy4010 is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2013, 11:44 PM   #2
I Love DIY
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
FuzzeWuzze's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Newberg, Oregon
Posts: 2,722
Liked 331 Times on 248 Posts
Likes Given: 40


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.

FuzzeWuzze is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2013, 05:13 AM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Lakeville, Ma
Posts: 31
Liked 5 Times on 4 Posts


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.
FrugalEndeavorsFarm is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2013, 04:20 PM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 114
Liked 12 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 10


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.
JoesInBoston is offline
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Growing hops in raised beds... jdoss03 Hops Growing 9 07-11-2013 08:51 PM
raised beds? sashurlow Hops Growing 7 10-22-2011 02:37 AM
New Hop Beds ctheis Hops Growing 4 02-01-2011 03:11 AM
raised beds? WatereeBrew Hops Growing 2 09-05-2009 04:15 PM
transplanting and raised beds hobbsj Hops Growing 1 05-26-2009 01:24 AM

Forum Jump

Newest Threads