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Old 06-09-2010, 03:44 PM
 
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Hey everyone... posted this in my city's forum (Dallas):

[url]http://www.city-data.com/forum/dallas/1000736-organic-bulk-garden-soil.html#post14546814[/url]

Basically looking for a way to find bulk organic garden soil for a raised bed vegetable garden in the Dallas area. Does anyone have any suggestions in terms of finding bulk organic soil in an area? I've tried a couple nurseries, etc., without much luck.
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Old 06-09-2010, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Every place I've lived I just find a wholesale mulch, rock, compost place. Sometimes you have to get as much as 2-5 cubic yardsss and if you have space just have it dumped and get it to your beds as you can. Be sure to ask for screened top soil or you might get fill dirt.

Sorry I can't help you in your area but I bet if you google topsoil for someplace local you can find some. Good luck.
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Old 06-10-2010, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Winter Springs, FL
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The best soil mix you can have for a vegtable/flower garden is a mix you can make yourself. It can be done organic and it can be purchased if you don't have the ingredients. It's very simple, 1/3 Peat Moss, 1/3 Vermiculite and 1/3 Compost. They are all natural, they all drain well, but hold moisture and the mix is a light and fluffy texture. This is similar to what garden centers use when they grow vegtable or flower plants. They don't use soil from their farm.
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Old 06-10-2010, 09:48 AM
 
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I'm being repetitious, but....... are there any mushroom houses in that area? Mushroom soil works for us, and it's cheap, at least where we are.
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