Raised garden bed

Asked April 19, 2020, 1:01 AM EDT

I have 2 21.5× 21.5× 10 raised bed.
I found 40 lb bags of top soil and 40 lb bags of manure.
I'm thinking if getting 5 bags of top soil and 3 of the manure. I will be growing veggies.
Would that be enough dirt?

Bexar County Texas

1 Response


I would add to this blend and thoroughly mix into each bed two bags of high grade compost, one bag of real good potting mix and copious amounts of Osmocote 18-6-12 or 14-14-14 fertilizer (probably two pounds in each bed).

Supplement weekly as well with a real good water soluble fertilizer such as Hasta-Gro.

Happy Gardening!

David Rodriguez -Extension Horticulturist
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Bexar County/San Antonio