Bob E. – California

I want to buy the very best soil for raised garden beds. I am confused regarding three products you sell: (1) Vegetable garden mix; (2) Vegetable garden potting soil; (3) Raised bed potting mix. What are the DIFFERENCES between these three and which one do you consider BEST for raised garden beds?

Bob E. – California

The best soil for your raised bed is our Home Grown Vegetable Planting Mix 1.5cf bag. The difference between the Raised Bed Potting Soil and the Home Grown Vegetable Planting Mix is the amounts of amendments we add and ratios.That’s also the difference in price point. Being in Southern California you can find all the options we have at your local Armstrong Garden Centers. The Home Grown Potting soil is the same just in smaller bags. Some gardeners like to use the Raised Bed potting soil to fill the bed then top it off with the Home Grown Planting Mix about a foot deep. Many do this for cost reasons. If cost is not an issue you can fill all with Home Grown Planting Mix.