FAQGrowing Food

How to Make Your Own DIY Organic Raised Bed Soil Mix to Grow Big & Healthy Vegetables, Fruits & Herbs!

Q: What type of soil do I use for my raised beds/containers for growing food?

A: Once you’ve built raised beds or purchased containers, you’ll need to fill them with a high quality soil mix. Don’t skimp on this step, or your plants may not grow very well!

There are three main components to the soil mix: compost, peat moss (or coconut coir), and vermiculite (or perlite). Mix these together in 3 equal parts to make the soil mix. 
 
Important note: Make sure you wear something to cover your mouth and nose while mixing the ingredients.
 
All of these should be available at your local nursery, and you can save yourself a lot of money by buying in bulk. Scroll down to read more about each ingredient.