View Full Version : New Raised Bed Advice Needed

05-29-2009, 03:55 AM
I have 2 raised beds and am looking to add a 3rd. I am going to be using PT wood. They will be 5"x10".

Just wondering...Is there a height that folks like? I was thinking about 8" to 10" of soil.

05-29-2009, 02:57 PM
I want it mainly for Tomatoes.

Next question is can I just use regular top soil and bake in some materials over the next couple of years?

05-29-2009, 11:59 PM
I found a local, organic supplier of compost to deliver a couple of yards for the bed I am about to build. I am going with 2x12s for the sides. The dimensions of the bed will be 10"x5"x12'.

Those timbers are very heavy. Thankfully I have a friend coming over tomorrow for some help.

06-03-2009, 01:57 PM
If you're doing raised beds, you really need only 6" of soil, but it should be a mix of soil, compost/peat and something like vermiculite to help keep the soil light and airy and it doesn't get compacted.

Good luck! Post pictures if you have time once you've got it in and it's producing for you.