Do you want to know how to fill a raised garden bed and still save money?
Try the Hugelkultur method! I used it in my new metal raised garden bed and cannot believe how much less soil I used!
This method is a way to layer your bed with organic matter BEFORE adding soil. It is extremely cost effective and environmentally friendly!
Start the layering process in this order:
- Larger tree logs on the bottom (40%)
- Branches and sticks (20%)
- Plant waste – leaves, grass clippings, etc. (25%)
- Compost (10%)
- Soil on top (5%)
See the materials I used below.
Additional benefits include improved soil conditions and better water retention!