Raised Beds: Soil
Soil: Get it right the first time
We offer a 100% custom blend of natural ingredients from sustainable and abundant sources.
Whether growing perennial blueberries in the ground, or annual veggies in a raised garden bed, soil problems can ruin any garden experience. Clay soil, poorly drained (wet) soil, rocky soil, neglected soil, and soil infested by insect pests, fungal disease, or contaminants can cause problems that horticultural practices can’t fix!
Negative effects of poor soil include:
- Persistent fungal disease
- High pest populations
- Stunted plant growth or lifespan
- No plant yield (edible harvest)
- Mealy flavor (e.g. tomatoes)
- Safety concerns
Whether you’re looking to amend your old soil or start your new garden off right, we have the right growing medium for you!
our organic growing medium
At Backyard Eats, we fill our raised garden beds with a 100% custom blend of organic compost, coconut coir and dry amendments to help your annual or perennial plants thrive! This mixture is made from natural resources, and is backed by seven years of experimentation and refinement.
Features of our growing medium include:
- Nutrients that will help your plants grow big and healthy
- An abundance of beneficial microbial and fungal life
- Proper drainage so your plants don’t get waterlogged
- Balanced pH level to prevent nutrient deficiency
Annual plants in particular love the consistency of this blend for their tender roots. Proper raised bed soil will also makes watering more efficient and forgiving by retaining some water, while allowing excess water to drain.
we can help correct soil problems
For existing gardens we will assess your garden, its’ past performance (i.e. produce yield, plant health) and its maintenance history. This helps us determine the need for soil amendment or soil replacement. For new gardens, we use our 100% custom raised bed blend.
All organic gardens require regular amendment with organic matter for optimal drainage, nutrition, and soil life. We use a combination of compost and growing medium to improve and maintain existing gardens. For nutritionally deficient or “dead” soil, a combination of dry and wet amendments may be used to replace essential plant nutrients.
Sometimes due to poor performance history and the likelihood of disease, full soil replacement may be necessary. We can provide an estimate for getting a clean start, in order to deliver on our promise of a successful homegrown food journey.