Garden Soils have a slightly larger particle size to help create pockets in the soil when mixed with native soil for in-ground planting. This allows air and water to penetrate deeper into the soil for stronger root developments and overall, better plant health. For use raised beds, the particle size of garden soils is too large to help retain moisture on its own. Mix in one bag of outdoor potting mix for every one bag of All Natural Garden Soil put in the raised bed. This may require you to pull some garden soil out to make room for the potting mix. Mix this thoroughly so you don’t have pockets of too much garden soil or outdoor potting mix in one area and too much potting mix in another.
Since organic soil mixes have a low NPK, we always recommend mixing in an organic granular fertilizer at the time of planting to provide a slow release of nutrients since these get used up by the plant over time. Edibles for example, are heavy feeders and will not produce a very good crop without adding nutrients through the growing season. Doing so will ensure consistent plant growth and yield. Apply every 5-6 weeks during the growing season. Supplement the granular fertilizer with an organic liquid fertilizer like Fish & Kelp every 2-3 weeks with your regular watering routine. This provides more immediate, plant-available nutrients. Using these two fertilizers in combination will yield the best results!