18 thoughts on “Building Soil for Raised Bed Gardens – The Perfect Soil Recipe

    Dick Tracy

    (January 29, 2020 - 6:09 am)

    What would mineralized soil blends be?

    Feliz Majaw

    (January 29, 2020 - 6:09 am)

    Love this..thanks.will try this

    kylin doster

    (January 29, 2020 - 6:09 am)

    If all videos be like this.. Thank you

    Pornnipa Damnoi

    (January 29, 2020 - 6:09 am)

    Thanks for sharing a very nice garden for us to see… from Thailand 🇹🇭

    Jim Willeford

    (January 29, 2020 - 6:09 am)

    Awfully expensive it seems and very labor intensive. Your beds and produce are beautiful though.

    Pond and garden sanctuary

    (January 29, 2020 - 6:09 am)

    Great video! Awesome! What brand of Mushroom Compost do you use? What does “top dress” mean

    Lilia Cerda

    (January 29, 2020 - 6:09 am)

    Why do I get wild mushrooms growing in my herbs I grow on wine barrels and how do I kill it? Are they harmful and poison?

    James Pitt

    (January 29, 2020 - 6:09 am)

    1. Why not add sand to help drainage,
    2. Or worms to help pockets of air in the soil?
    3. Az rocksalt for minerals?
    4. Chicken pellets?
    5. Do you mix everything or have them in layers?
    6. Water with pond water / rain water / tap water , which in rank order and why?

    Grace Living Organics

    (January 29, 2020 - 6:09 am)

    Hi there, I just finished with making a raised garden bed. I am having a hard time understanding what I should put at the bottom and what to use to build it up to the top. Should I put cardboard at the bottom, then use topsoil, then compost, then remaining matter like the shredded leaves and maybe mulch at the top? Could you help me out?

    Ericka Lusuli

    (January 29, 2020 - 6:09 am)

    Thank You 🙏🏾 for the video. What brand of Mushroom Compost do you use? What does “top dress” mean?

    Ruth Keeling-Holt

    (January 29, 2020 - 6:09 am)

    You commented that horse manure was not usable because of persistent herbicides.
    Could you explain this further ?
    Where would the herbicides be coming from ?

    John Phillips

    (January 29, 2020 - 6:09 am)

    Hey Joe, Great video and very helpful. I was hoping you could clear something up for me; when we say compost vs mulch, is the stuff at my local municipality(which is finely chipped up grass, leaves, wood) considered compost or mulch? mulch is just straight chipped up wood correct? trying to start a food garden and not sure what to add after topsoil. Have also just heard that having a compost/mulch garden is the way to go to. Thoughts?

    sam yu

    (January 29, 2020 - 6:09 am)

    Do I have to let the soil set for a couple of weeks if I use the cow manure similar to what you used on the video? Or can I plant immediately? Thank you!

    Brian Ramsey

    (January 29, 2020 - 6:09 am)

    watched this again…if say 33% is already compost. but u look for ingredients to top off the last 20% and not is compost well. aren't we now at 53%. a well above our target organic matter?

    Mike Curtis

    (January 29, 2020 - 6:09 am)

    Doesnt most common manures contain feces used from animals with improper diets like grains and antibiotics?

    deniser

    (January 29, 2020 - 6:09 am)

    Great video. Simple and straightforward. I’ve been trying to study up on soil but it’s like the more I know the more confused I get. 👍🏼

    Brian Ramsey

    (January 29, 2020 - 6:09 am)

    good job

    Hannah L

    (January 29, 2020 - 6:09 am)

    Hi Joe, I wonder if you could help me to answer this: is the yellow grass got raked at spring time considered green or brown material for composting?

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