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Best and most nutrient rich soil mixture for gardening. Best soils for square foot or rasied bed gardening, container gardening, vertical gardening and companion gardening. This is called Mel's Mix from Mel Bartholomew from Sq. Foot Gardening.

Square-Foot Gardening: Minimal Space, Maximum Results Fill the bed with a rich, light soil mix. A general all-purpose recipe includes 1 part perlite and 2 parts each of topsoil, peat moss, and compost. Mix it well and remember to fertilize plants -- either with a water-soluble fertilizer twice a month or a slow-release granular fertilizer once or twice a season. Or buy a prepackaged mix such as Sta-Green Flower and Vegetable Garden Soil (#132959), which contains a slow-release fertilizer.

Soil mix for raised bed gardens "Mel's Mix" as prescribed in his book Square Foot Gardening. Of course if you're a gardener you know this is the best mix comprising 1/3 vermiculite, 1/3 peat moss, and 1/3 compost. I've used Mel's Mix and I can attest that it is great, but it is on the pricey side though.

raised garden beds soil mixing in wheelbarrow

Love this herb garden.

Wicking Bed Container Garden

"Square Foot Gardening". I'm reading How to Grow More Vegetables, the latest edition of the GROW BIOINTENSIVE gardening movement. I have to read Square Foot Gardening, too. How else will I figure out what's the best for my space? *Nichole

Infographic on how to grow an avocado tree from seed.


Infographic on how to grow an avocado tree from seed.

Great idea for patio...buckets of succulents


The Tiberian Growdome System

What is the best way to grow tomatoes to get so many in so little space? You want to know for sure. In these 23 tips, you'll find out how to do this.