Seed Swaps

Backyard - Raised Bed Patio Garden

We built this raised bed garden in the spring of 2008 around our flagstone patio using used retaining wall blocks purchased from a friend. We back filled it with “Garden Soil” from Pioneer Sand. The soil quality doesn’t seem that great. It’s pretty sandy but can become real hard when it dries out as if it were clay. It probably just needs a couple years of adding compost.

An outdoor organic garden located in Colorado Springs, CO, United States, jferris42's Backyard - Raised Bed Patio garden currently contains 6 plants.

This is a Raised Bed garden that is known to be in USDA Hardiness Zone 5b. It has mainly Sand soil and receives Full Sun light.






Folia Helper

United States7

If you take about half of the sand out and drop compost in, you would be surprised how good the plants would do. You can buy compost at most dumps cheaply. They recycle yard waste among other things, and it makes a good compost. The more different things are added to compost, the better it is, and ours has something like 5 or 6 things in it.

Welcome to folia! I love the pics! It is always fun to see what other gardeners are growing around the country, and around the world. Check out the groups! I think there is a group for Colorado Gardeners.

Happy Gardening!!

Posted on 24 Aug 09 (almost 10 years ago)

Thanks Tropicana! I’m so glad to have found this site and can’t wait to dig in deeper. The soil mix was billed as having compost mixed in and looked great coming off the truck. However, the heavy rains we’ve had this year caused the sand to separate and float to the top. I’ve mixed in some of my homemade compost, but I just don’t have enough. I think I’ll need to break down and purchase some.

Posted on 31 Aug 09 (almost 10 years ago)

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