Soil Guide For Raised Garden Beds:

17 September 2023 by
Harley Thompson

What is a Raised Garden Bed?

A raised garden bed is an elevated garden area built with walls made of wood, stone, or concrete. They separate the garden from the native soil, letting the gardener fill them with their preferred soil mix. Raised beds are advantageous for improved drainage, soil compaction prevention, better weed control, and an extended planting season.

What Soil is Best for a Raised Garden Bed?

When setting up a raised garden bed, the soil you choose plays a pivotal role in determining the success of your plant growth. For those looking to grow vegetables, the Vegie Mix comes highly recommended. Meanwhile, if your aim is to grow a broader variety of plants, the Organic Mix is the top suggestion. Here, we'll delve deeper into the characteristics of both to help you make an informed choice.

Vegie Mix: The Perfect Soil for Vegetables

Vegie Mix is a soil blend specifically crafted for vegetable gardens. Its composition, rich in mushroom compost and manures, creates a fertile ground essential for vigorous vegetable growth. Whether you're supplementing your current soil or starting new veggie gardens, Vegie Mix lays down an ideal foundation that ensures a healthier and more bountiful yield.

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Vegetable soil

Key Characteristics of Vegie Mix:

  • Nutrient-Rich: Infused with mushroom compost and manures, this Vegetable Soil Mix provides a rich nutrient environment, fostering strong plant growth and abundant harvests.
  • Ideal Structure: Optimized for superior water uptake, aeration, and root penetration, ensuring your plants remain resilient across varying conditions.
  • Soil Fertility: The inclusion of organic content in Daisy's Vegie Mix bolsters water and nutrient conservation while also promoting microbial activity. This results in a healthier, more fruitful vegetable garden.
  • Versatility: Daisy's Vegie Mix boasts versatility and can be used to fortify existing soil or to construct new garden beds. Its compatibility with a wide range of vegetables positions it as a top pick for all vegetable gardening endeavors.

Organic Mix: The Powerhouse Soil for Diverse Plants

Organic Mix is a premium blend of garden soil fortified with composted organic materials and manures. Carefully curated to bolster soil attributes, it ensures the robust and vibrant growth of a vast range of plants. Comprising sandy soil for structure, composted organic content for nutrient provision, and composted manures for enhanced fertility, Organic Mix serves as an optimum soil habitat for plants.

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organic mix

Key Characteristics:

  • Nutrient-Rich: Abundantly laden with composted organic matter and manures, these elements provide a reservoir of nutrients and vital trace elements that nourish and stimulate plant growth.
  • Excellent Soil Properties: Comprising sandy soil, this mix ensures an ideal soil structure, enhancing root penetration, water drainage, and aeration. Such factors are pivotal for the healthy root development which is the cornerstone of plant growth.
  • Enhanced Microbiology: The composted organic materials boost the soil's microbial life, fostering beneficial microorganism activity. This elevates soil fertility and facilitates the breakdown of organic substances into easily absorbable nutrients for plants.
  • Worm Friendly: Daisy's Organic Mix serves as an inviting environment for worm activity. Their presence augments the soil structure and nutrient accessibility through their casting and tunneling actions.
  • Versatile: Daisy's Organic Mix can seamlessly blend with existing garden beds, rejuvenating and elevating the soil profile. Alternatively, using it as a topsoil lets you plant directly, assuring splendid results and flourishing plant growth.

Raised Garden Beds for Vegetables:

Raised garden beds are excellent for vegetable gardening. They provide optimal soil conditions, enhance root health, and ensure efficient use of water and nutrients. Additionally, they reduce the strain on your back since you don't need to bend down as much. When considering the soil for vegetables, our vegie mix from Daisy's Garden Supplies is specifically designed to offer the right nutrients for your vegetable plants.

About the Authors

Harley Thompson

Harley is a second-generation journalist with a passion for gardening and a keen eye for detail.  Currently studying a double degree of Commerce and International relations at Monash University, Harley loves learning new things. He specialises in creating engaging content about garden advice, using experience in store, with our team and customers. His writing blends his academic knowledge with practical experience, offering informative and inspiring articles.    

Greg Fitzgerald

Greg Fitzgerald is a qualified horticulturalist with more than 30 years in the industry and 16 years at Daisy's Garden Supplies. He manages production and procurement for all our products, ensuring high-quality gardens and landscapes for our customers. His vast experience and qualification in horticulture make him a key asset to Daisy's. He offers valuable insights and a wealth of knowledge in terms of mulches, soils, pebbles and rocks, composts and many other products.