How to start a raised-bed veggie garden

New gardener Reed Davis chronicles each step, misstep, and big juicy victory as he turns a small patch of soil into a bountiful vegetable garden

Step 2: Fill the boxes with compost
Photo by Reed Davis

Step 2: Fill the boxes with compost

Fitzpatrick recommends E.B. Stone Flower & Vegetable Planting Mix, so that is what we use. It contains bat guano, aged chicken manure, earthworm castings, kelp meal, fir bark, and other cool-sounding ingredients. What wouldn’t grow in this stuff?

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