You should use native soil from your yard if possible since this will be best for your plants.
Filling raised garden beds with logs.
Steps to create a core gardening raised bed.
Not only is this beneficial in more than one way it helps u.
Hugelkultur gardening is a permaculture technique where logs branches woodchips and other organic matter is mounded.
Aside from sometimes adding bulk soil to the bottom of our deepest beds there is no other fillers at the bottom.
You can find your own ways to produce the materials you need for your raised garden.
The word hugelkultur roughly translates to hill culture soil is added to the top and left to do what it does.
From collecting your own compost to finding free topsoil you can do so much with a minimum budget.
When fully planted not only are they beautiful but they allow you to create a low maintenance garden almost anywhere.
I did this a few years ago with my metal raised beds.
To fill a raised garden bed you ll need enough soil to fill the bed and some organic compost.
Raised bed gardening is increasing in popularity for multiple reasons.
Filling your raised garden bed.
The microbes in the soil start to break the wood down and add nutrients to the soil.
The cost to fill a raised bed with bagged fertile soil planting mix adds up quickly.
Hugelkultur is essentially making raised garden beds using wood logs as a base.
Just how the roots.
The volume of soil you need is 12 feet times 4 feet times 1 5 feet length times width times depth.
These steps can be used whether you have an existing raised bed or you are filling up a new empty raised bed.
Now that we have a better idea of the types of materials we want to add to our raised beds it is time to fill them up.
Knowing how to fill a raised garden bed cheaply can make the biggest difference.
No need to spend a large amount of cash.
The wood is composted under the soil retaining water and nitrogen.
If you can t use native soil purchase a nutrient rich mixture from your local gardening store.
How to fill a raised garden bed cheaply.
Raised planter beds provide great drainage and well aerated soil as well as protection from weeds and pests.
Build a trench for the core.
Yep our beds are 100 full of all this good stuff.
Raised bed herb garden maryland ilene white freedman if you have access to downed hardwood logs and a tractor this is a super easy raised bed design.