Raised Garden Beds
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Compost on raised beds

Zone Mesa Arizona | j9pestel added on July 16, 2019 | Answered

Hi Everyone; Quick question. I set up a small raised bed tonight and tomorrow I am going to plant some vegetables that could take the heat here in the Phoenix Valley. Since the soil I used is Kellogs Organic Raised Bed and Potting Soil, which is basically organic potting soil, after planting the seeds (or transplants if I go that route) should I cover the top of the bed with composted mulch, or is that not necessary because of the nutrients already in the organic soil? Thank you all so much for your help, and have a wonderful day. Janine R. Pestel

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BushDoctor
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Answered on July 16, 2019

It won't hurt! Just make sure that they are mature enough to handle the nutrients. Small seedlings will not tolerate high nutrient levels, but will enjoy it as they age passed a few weeks.

This article will help you with raised bed soil requirements: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/best-soil-raised-garden-beds.htm

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