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Soil mix for raised bed/planter


 
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:48 am    Post subject: Soil mix for raised bed/planter Reply with quote

I have built 4 raised beds in my garden along with a concrete blovk planter. The raised beds are for veg and the planter is for bamboo. I have put rotted horse manure in the bottom of each and then a layer of moss peat and it will be topped off with topsoil. Is this an OK mix. I have read on some forums that moss peat may not be a good idea as it can be acidic???? Can I counter act this acidicity?? Is this mix ok for veg and for bamboo or do I need to change it before I plant ? Confused
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're mix sounds ok for general plantings including most vegetables. I dunno about bamboo.
Moss peat is acidic, but some plantings prefer acid soils.
You can raise the pH using... something... it escapes my mind right now. But I wouldn't do anything to change the pH without measuring it first.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My soil is naturally acidic, and I've not had problems with most veg. The only things that will benefit from a bit of acidtiy regulation are your brassicas (cabbages & broccoli etc) which can be shop bought.
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