Raised vegetable bed

Asked April 22, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

Can you tell me the ratio of topsoil to peat moss that I should use when filling my newly constructed raised vegetable bed.

Montgomery County Pennsylvania

1 Response

Assuming the existing soil has been roto-tilled or worked then the remaining soil composition should consist of approximately equal parts 1) top soil, 2) peat moss, 3) potting soil (with perlite) and 4) humus or composted manure.

This link http://extension.psu.edu/philadelphia/programs/master-gardener/psu-mg-4-h-programs-with-kids/how-to-... will provide more detaiuled information if you are interested. Good luck with your raised bed.