Raised Bed Gardening
Best Soil to Use in Containers and Raised Beds
Get your container or raised bed garden off to a solid start by using the right soil.
Whether deep or shallow, raised beds give a gardener a way to create ideal soil conditions on an even larger scale. Potting mix is too light for use in raised beds, while garden soil is too heavy. The “just right” solution is Miracle-Gro® Raised Bed Soil, a pre-mixed blend of the two. It’s organic, provides excellent drainage, and is specially blended for raised bed gardening. In short, it’s precisely the growing environment your plants are craving.
Top-notch potting mix and raised bed soil may cost more than low-quality versions, but you really get what you pay for. Poor quality mixes and soils are often heavy, dense, and poor-draining, making it tough on roots—and if roots aren't happy, plants won't flourish.
Speaking of flourishing, the best way to get amazing garden results is to pair great soil with just the right plant food to support your plants. To keep your green babies happy and well fed, begin nourishing them a month after planting with Miracle-Gro® Shake 'n Feed® All Purpose Plant Food to grow stronger, more productive plants (vs. unfed). Or, if you're growing in raised beds, use Miracle-Gro® Raised Bed Plant Food, which was designed with raised bed growing in mind. It has added calcium and micronutrients to feed both above and below the soil for up to 3 months. Whichever plant food you choose, be sure to follow label directions. And to get a big jumpstart on the growing season, start with strong, vigorous Bonnie Plants® veggies and herbs. Harvest time will be here before you know it!